Found May 02, 2014 on The Outside Corner:
This week was actually kind of…unremarkable for long home runs. Well, minus a personal favorite of mine, of course. 1. Juan Francisco vs Junichi Tazawa, 467 feet (April 26th) For reasons I can’t quite rationally explain, Juan Francisco is one of my favorite players in all of baseball. He tends to do this a lot when he gets a hold of a ball. That’s a bomb to dead center, a few rows up at Rogers Centre. Not a cheap one by any stretch of the imagination. 2. Travis d’Arnaud vs Chad Bettis, 446 feet (May 1st) This was a largely meaningless homer, coming in the ninth inning of a 7-1 game. But man, this was a blast by d’Arnaud…it landed about three-quarters of the way up the seats in left center at Coors! 3. Matt Adams vs Matt Garza, 442 feet (April 30th) This shot from Adams almost cleared the front section of seats in right center at Busch Stadium. That’s some serious power, especially against a legitimate pitcher in Matt Garza. 4. Michael Morse vs Carlos Carrasco, 442 feet (April 25t...

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