Wladimir Balentien hits home run number 54 — and it was on an awful, awful pitch

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Wladimir Balentien is one home run away from Sadaharu Oh’s Japanese record. He hit number 54 this evening.

I have no idea if anyone is trying to pitch around him to prevent him from getting the record — some background on all that here — but if they are good luck. Check out his 54th homer. The pitch was up at head level:

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Dude is gonna swing at everything between now and the end of the season. And he’s gonna probably hit it.