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Broken Bat Home Runs or Record Setting Dingers, Which Do You Prefer? We Have Both.

Homers, Interesting

One day after Manny Machado launched the longest home run of the season (470 feet), Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Jake Lamb one-upped the Baltimore Orioles slugger.

Who says Lamb can’t hit lefties?

According to Statcast, that ball left the bat at 108 MPH and an almost perfect 27 degrees. Add it up, and it’s not hard to see why it traveled further than any other homer this season:

What an absolute rocket.

That home run, Lamb’s 5th of the season, gave the Diamondbacks a 6-1 lead after five innings … unfortunately, even that wasn’t enough to keep the Rockies down.

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An inning later, Mark Reynolds crushed his eighth home run of the season on a broken bat swing to center field:

And then Alexi Amarista followed that with another home run of his own in the seventh. A couple more RBI from Reynolds in the ninth sealed the deal and made at least one Rockies fan really happy:

Rockies win 7-6.


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Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami writes about MLB at Baseball Is Fun. You can find him on Twitter @Michael_Cerami.

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