Check out this rocket of a home run that Matt Holliday hit last night against Rockies left-hander Jorge De La Rosa:
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Hello, exit velocity. According to Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com, the ball traveled an estimated 467 feet. That’s the second-longest home run in the history of the new Busch Stadium. Holliday actually holds the record with this 469-foot blast against the Cubs on July 20, 2012.
Holliday’s first-inning blast gave the Cardinals a 3-0 lead. That was more than enough for Adam Wainwright, who tossed eight innings of one-run ball for his 18th victory of the season.
SEATTLE — The Seattle Mariners have begun the process of bolstering their bullpen by signing right-hander Trevor Gott to a one-year contract on Wednesday.
Gott appeared in 45 games last season with Milwaukee, going 3-4 with a 4.14 ERA. Gott had 44 strikeouts in 45 2/3 innings and held opponents to a .204 batting average.
Gott’s signing helps fill a void created when Erik Swanson was traded to Toronto as part of the deal that brought slugger Teoscar Hernandez to Seattle earlier this month. Gott has also pitched for San Francisco, Washington and the Los Angeles Angels.
Last season with the Brewers, Gott saw significant drops in batting average against and walk percentage, while raising his strikeout percentage.
Seattle also made a front office announcement Wednesday with the promotion of Andy McKay to assistant general manager. McKay has been with the club since 2015, when he was hired as the director of player development. McKay was promoted to senior director of baseball development in November 2021.
In his new role, McKay will oversee baseball development at all levels of the organization.