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Bryce Harper hit 3 HRs, went right to Capitals game

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Homer-Happy Harper Hammers Away at Home


Bryce Harper is one of those guys who you look at and can just tell they're good at what they do. He carries himself with a type of swagger and confidence that is almost contagious. On Wednesday afternoon, the Washington Nationals' slugger had himself a game as he knocked three balls out of the park and drove in five runs.

Shortly after his career game, he was seen in attendance at the Washington Capitals' playoff game against the New York Rangers. It was a crucial Game 4 and the Caps needed a win to go up 3-to-1 in the series, and they did just that.

Harper, a 22-year-old superstar, was in a bit of a slump before Wednesday's game, hitting just .058 in the month of May. However, his breakout game brought the average for the month up to .190 and three of his four hits this month have now been home runs.

On the year, Harper is hitting a tab under .270 with eight home runs, 20 RBI and a .416 on-base percentage. He has had a solid start to the year, but has struggled majorly of late.

How did he celebrate his best game of the young season? By heading down the road to the Capitals' playoff game to cheer on his fellow Washington professional athletes.



Fresh off his best game as a Nat, Harper had time, and somehow energy, to take in a playoff game for his city's favorite hockey team.

Clearly winning is contagious because the Capitals won the game over the Rangers and took a 3-1 series lead, heading into Game 5. Although, Harper did look a little weird donning a hockey jersey - maybe that's the reason he picked baseball as a kid.

All jokes aside, it's cool to see guys from Washington professional teams cheering each other on as Paul Pierce was seen at a Caps playoff game just over a week ago - even banging on the glass to try and rattle the opponents.

This seems like a town of cross-promoting athletes, which is a refreshing thing to see in professional sports.

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CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 2: Shortstop Ryan Goins #17 of the Toronto Blue Jays catches Jason Kipnis #22 of the Cleveland Indians attempting to steel second during the fifth inning at Progressive Field on May 2, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals dives and scores a third period goal against Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 2, 2015 in New York City. The Rangers defeated the Capitals 3-2. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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LEICESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 02: Leonardo Ulloa of Leicester City scores from the penalty spot during the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Newcastle United at The King Power Stadium on May 2, 2015 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
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