Let’s see …

Reds pitching in Great American Ballpark, check.

Solo homer, check.

First homer of the year, check.

23-degree bullet sent out at 107 mph, check.


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Am I talking about Jason Heyward’s home run tonight?

Nope. I’m talking about Javy Baez’s blast, which was basically identical to Heyward’s, just the other direction:

The full video of the blast is here at MLB.com.

That was another bullet, with the same launch angle and exit velocity as Heyward’s. And, like Heyward’s, it came on a pitch dead straight in the middle of the strike zone. Guys won’t always make that mistake, but you love seeing Cubs hitters crushing it when they do.


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