Clayton Kershaw made Giancarlo Stanton swing and miss with a nasty little curve in the fourth inning to get his seventh strikeout of the evening. Two innings later, Stanton faced Kershaw again and smacked a fastball to the moon so hard that the Dodgers ace fell to his knees on the mound.
Mike Trout started the 2016 season on an uncharacteristic slump. Before yesterday’s game against the White Sox, the Angels center fielder was hitting .220 (the worst through 14 games since his rookie season) and had only four extra base hits and a single, lonely dinger to his name. He’s really struggled hitting…
The Twins lost the first nine games of the regular season, then won four in a row, and finally lost again today to the Brewers. Their scoring has (obviously) increased greatly during their run of newfound competence, and their rookie first baseman Byung-ho Park has been at the center of it all. He’s hit three dongers…
The Mariners stopped their five-game skid in the most emphatic way possible: by walking off the winners after a big ole’ dinger in the tenth inning against a division rival. You can watch the official MLB version of Dae-Ho Lee’s home run against the Rangers if you want, but we recommend these Korean broadcasters…
The Orioles are knocking the stuffing out of the ball this year, and they remain the only undefeated team in Major League Baseball after today’s 9-5 comeback win over the Red Sox. Today’s hero was shortstop J.J. Hardy, who knocked in five runs and whacked two dingers.
Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton is blindingly fast, and seemingly the only way to keep him from using his speed is to keep him off the bases. One way to do that, I guess, is to serve up a home run. But last night not even that could cool down the afterburners.
While maybe not as visually impressive as Giancarlo Stanton’s Mars shot, because dead center at Yankee Stadium is a long long way away, Carlos Correa’s home run last night in last night’s 16-6 loss was the most impressive of the young season.
The Mariners opened the season with a rather odd little loss to the Texas Rangers. Since then, however, they have managed to humiliate a presumptive AL playoff team to the tune of 19 runs in their next two games.
Justin Verlander didn’t allow a hit through five innings to the Miami Marlins this evening, but once Miami woke up (presumably because Barry Bonds dispensed a few pieces of sage wisdom), they really started hitting the dogpiss out of the ball.
It’s an even year, so the San Francisco Giants will win the 2016 World Series. Thank you to all the other teams for participating. Maybe next year! But not the one after that (we’re unclear what happens in 2020).
If you had to bet on one guy dabbing after crushing a spring-training home run, Carlos Gomez would have been a very safe play:
Miami Hurricanes star right fielder Willie Abreu has had one hell of a week. Last Friday, he dinged a walk off grand slam to beat Louisville. The Canes were taking on Clemson last night and had a comfortable lead until their bullpen blew a five-run lead.
Yesterday, Florida radio host Craig Mish tweeted something that would have been literally unbelievable had it not involved Barry Bonds.
The Rangers held the following contest today for those who put down initial deposits on season tickets: show up to Globe Life Park and smack a ball out of it, and the Rangers would cover the rest of the cost of those tickets. One fan, Byron Anderson, crushed it over the left field fence on his third try. 20 people…
Mike Piazza was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame yesterday, so today seems like a good time to pay homage to one of baseball’s finest dinger artists.
It’s getting to be about Steve Bartman time in the MLB playoffs. That infamous robbery happened in Game 6 of the NLCS, and in tonight’s ALCS Game 6, another home run theft took place. This time, the culprit was 19-year-old Caleb Humphreys. Mike Moustakas sent this dinger just barely over the wall into Humphreys’s…
Fan-shot videos of awesome sports moments are always a good time, particularly the morning after the game, when all you want to do is ignore work and relive what you witnessed as many times as possible. With that in mind, here are bunch of videos of Jose Bautista’s game-winning homer, shot by Blue Jays fans.
When Kyle Schwarber crushed his mammoth home run last night, nobody was really sure where it landed, until a picture of a baseball sitting atop the giant video board in right field started making the rounds.
This is a screenshot of a Cubs fan losing his mind right after Kyle Schwarber hit a ball so goddamn hard that it exited our atmosphere and now lies sprinkled amongst the stars like cosmic dust. Schwarber’s climactic tater was the Cubs’ third of the game, which when combined with the six-homer assault they launched in…
Hot dang! Six! That’s how many taters the Chicago Cubs mashed off the St. Louis Cardinals’ butt pitchers yesterday evening. That’s a postseason record, and it has the Cubs one win from the NLCS.