Hitting coach Rick Eckstein, greeting Bryce Harper after a home run Sunday against the New York Mets, has watched the Nationals hit 132 homers in 122 games. They had 112 in the same number of games last season. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

Hitting coach Rick Eckstein, greeting Bryce Harper after a home run Sunday against the New York Mets, has watched the Nationals hit 132 homers in 122 games. They had 112 in the same number of games last season. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)