MLB.com Columnist

Bill Ladson

Harper nabs Posey at plate with cannon throw

Harper nabs Posey at plate with cannon throw

SAN FRANCISCO -- All Major League teams should be warned -- never run on Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper. The Giants received a taste of it in the third inning during a 3-1 victory over the Nationals.

After Buster Posey knocked a one-out double, Hunter Pence singled to right field. With the Giants' looking to add on to a small lead, Posey was waved around third base, but Harper's throw, tracked at 91.347 mile an hour by Statcast™, nailed the Giants' catcher at the plate.

It was Harper's fifth-fastest recorded throw and fifth assist this season. According to Statcast™, Posey went from second to home in 7.9 seconds, which wasn't fast enough with the Nationals' superstar in right.

Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the Time. He also can be found on Twitter @WashingNats. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.