There were a LOT of homers hit during Opening Day yesterday, including a three-homer game from Matt Davidson, a two-homer debut for Giancarlo Stanton in New York, a homer on the first pitch of the season, which, coincidentally, sent me swimming in Lake Michigan, and another 25 dingers throughout the day.
But the most impressive home run didn’t even leave the ballpark!
With one out in the top of the second inning, Red Sox second baseman Eduardo Nunez launched an in-between blooper into left-center field that crossed the Rays outfielders up and created the opportunity for an inside-the-parker:
First homer of 2018, just the way you drew it up. 😉 pic.twitter.com/8QawD06uwe
— Red Sox (@RedSox) March 29, 2018
But as you can see, the Rays actually do a pretty good job at getting the ball back into the infield. The only problem for them was Nunez ran like lightning right out of the box, and reached home plate in UNDER 16 SECONDS.
Here’s the video with a timer:
It may not have had the exit velocity or distance of one of Stanton’s blasts, but it was one heck of a baseball play. Wow.