Were the Houston Astros celebrating Fourth of July early? Did someone light a firecracker at the same time George Springer hit a mammoth two-run homer in the first inning of Monday's game against the Seattle Mariners?
No, you say? That was just the sound of Springer absolutely crushing a pitch from Taijuan Walker? All right then, Mr. Springer, go 'head with that potent bat of yours.
Seriously, listen to this thing. We measure all types of data points for homers, how about decibels? Speaking of those measurements, here are a few fun factoids about Springer's big blast:
Distance: 445 feet. Tied for 5th longest home run by an Astro player at Minute Maid Park. Longest ever hit to left field.— Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) July 1, 2014
Well, 110 mph sure ain't slow. This was Springer's 16th homer, which ranks him ninth in the American League despite starting the season in Triple-A. Like the scouting report says, Springer strikes out a lot, but he can sure hit the long ball. Maybe this one will get him some consideration for the Home Run Derby.
The Astros could have used a few more bombs from Springer and his buds. The Mariners won the game 10-4 behind four homers of their own. Springer, however, still wins for "loudest."
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