MILWAUKEE Ryan Braun's ninth-inning home run towered over the crowd at Wrigley Field as it exploded off of his bat and onto Waveland Ave., out of the Chicago ballpark. Four hundred and four feet off his bat with the wind blowing in, Braun's moonshot would be tough for anyone in baseball to replicate.
"It's Ryan Braun," joked fellow outfielder Carlos Gomez after the game. "He's got a special power."
But Aramis Ramirez has followed that seemingly unfollowable act plenty this season, as Milwaukee's cleanup hitter and its most high-profile replacement in the lineup between this year and last. He promptly stepped up to the plate and blasted another home run -- this one to left field -- for his second long ball of the day.
Even after Ramirez and Braun had stolen the show in the ninth inning, Corey Hart would not be overlooked. He slammed his own home run to make the game 11-4, when it had been just a two-run ballgame less than 10 minutes prior.