Found April 11, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
During Atlanta's 8-0 win in Miami last night, the Atlanta offense struggled for the first four innings before exploding in the fifth. Andrelton Simmons started the scoring with an RBI single, and Braves rookie catcher Evan Gattis extended the lead to four runs with a three-run homer. But the real cherry on top during the inning was this monstrous home run by Braves third baseman Juan Francisco. The two-run homer extended Atlanta's lead to 6-0, and traveled 458 feet, the fifth-longest homer hit in the majors this season, behind three Rogers Centre moonshots and teammate Justin Upton's Opening Day blast off of Cole Hamels. Francisco gets some extra points for his tremendous pimpjob following the homer. But really Chip Caray, you think "that one has a chance"? It hit off the second deck in right center field at Marilns Park. That ball had more than a chance to leae Marlins Park, it had a contract signed, sealed, and delievered with the advertising hanging abov...
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