Not every Kris Bryant home run is obviously gone off the bat. But boy does it seem like the vast majority are. He reminds me of Sammy Sosa in that way – when Sammy got one, you knew it. There weren’t a lot of questionable ones squeaking out.
So it is with Bryant this year, and he just crushed his 38th homer of the year. It went 411 feet at 109 mph, and there was no question whatsoever that it was gone from the moment it touched his bat:
That homer was Bryant’s first since September 9, which isn’t actually all that long, but he’s awesome, so it feels that way. It would have tied Nolan Arenado for the NL lead, but that ding dong had to go and hit his 39th homer tonight.
It’s a race to 40 homers, and it’ll be fun to see if Bryant can get there before the season ends.