Found July 18, 2013 on The Daily Stache:
With the All-Star break’s two days of horror almost over (The two days without baseball after the ASG really suck), I decided to do a little research. The Home Run Derby on Monday had home runs land in places I thought were impossible. Prince Fielder nearly cleared the Pepsi Porch while Yoenis Cespedes peppered the 3rd deck in LF. So I began to wonder about what exactly were the five longest home runs ever hit by Mets players since Citi Field opened in 2009. According to the ESPN Home Run Tracker, these five home runs below are the ones that were hit by Mets that are the ones that went the farthest. Of course MLB.com gives me embed-able video for four of the five home runs but NOT the one that was the longest. And of course it was hit by Carlos Beltran so I’ll just #BlameBeltran and hope you enjoy these homers. 1. 459 Feet- Carlos Beltran vs. Dan Haren on 6/18/11. Two-Run HR in the 5th Inning. Made the score 6-0 Mets Notes: It was 10th homer of the season for Beltran as he went 2-4 with 3 RBI. Daniel Murphy played 3rd base and hit cleanup. Lucas Duda was at 1st Base and Justin Turner played 2nd base. Mike Pelfrey pitched a complete game to move to 4-5 on the year. This is only win by the Mets over the Angels at Citi Field. 2. 458 Feet- Ike Davis vs. Derek Lowe on 7/11/10. Solo HR in the 6th Inning. Made the score 2-0 Mets Notes: It was the 11th homer of the season for Davis as he went 2-3 with an RBI. Chris Carter started in LF and Angel Pagan had three hits. Davis, Alex Cora and Josh Thole had the RBI’s in this game. Johan Santana got the win as he moved to 7-5 on the season. Francisco Rodriguez earned his 21st save. This was the last game before the All-Star break in Anaheim. 3. 456 Feet- Ike Davis vs. Aneury Rodriguez on 4/21/11. Solo HR in the 8th Inning. Made the score 9-1 Mets Notes: It was the 2nd homer of the season for Davis as he went 1-3 with 2 RBI. The win for the Mets ended a 1-9 stretch. It was this series where Fred Wilpon gave him infamous interview to the New Yorker. This win started a six game winning streak. Mike Nickeas hit his 1st MLB HR. Chris Capuano got the win to move to 2-1. 4. 453 Feet- Marlon Byrd vs. Carlos Marmol on 6/16/13. Solo HR in the 9th Inning. Made the score 3-1 Cubs Notes: It was the 11th homer of the season for Byrd as he went 1-4 with an RBI. Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit a walk off three run homer later in the inning to give the Mets a 4-3 win. Carlos Marmol pitched only 0.1 innings and gave up four runs, he was traded by the Cubs to the Dodgers a week or two later. This game helped Bob Costas declare the end of Western Civilization. Jordany Valdespin led off the game and played second base. Bobby Parnell pitched the 9th and got his 5th win of the year. This win helped spark a 17-11 stretch for the Mets heading into the All-Star break. 5. 450 Feet- Ike Davis vs. Kenshin Kawakami on 4/23/10. Solo HR in the 5th Inning. Tied game at 1-1. Notes: It was the 1st homer for Ike Davis in his major league career as he went 1-3 with an RBI. Jose Reyes batted third and Jason Bay hit cleanup while Wright batted 5th. Fernando Tatis & Frank Catalanotto both played. John Maine started and only lasted 3.2 ip. Hisanori Takahashi got his 1st major league win and 1st major league hit. This was part of an 8 game winning streak and sweep of Atlanta. The post The Five Longest Mets Home Runs At Citi Field appeared first on The Daily Stache.
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