Video: Joc Pederson just hit a monster home run


The trick, when trying to figure out if a ball is going to leave the park, is to not watch the ball. You watch the ourfielders. If they keep ranging back the ball is still going back and you can tell when they’re about to set up to catch it. If they get to the fence before they do that, it’s gone.

Of course, sometimes that trick doesn’t work so well. Sometimes, the ball is murdered to dang hard that they don’t even bother moving. Like with this Joc Pederson home run in Colorado. Not that you needed to watch the outfielders after the swing he got on it.

Charlie Steiner said it went 450 feet “and then some.” Still waiting on an official measurement.


How far was it hit? The guy who caught still looked utterly shocked that he even got a ball long after he got it.

Padres, Rockies set new modern era record with 92 combined runs in four-game series

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The Padres and Rockies combined to score 92 runs across a four-game series between Thursday and Sunday at Coors Field, setting a new modern era major league record. The previous record was 89 combined runs scored by the Phillies and Brooklyn Dodgers in four games between May 16-18, 1929.

The Rockies won Thursday’s game 9-6. The Padres scored six runs in the ninth inning on Tuesday to overcome an 11-5 deficit and ended up winning 16-12 in 12 innings. The Rockies won 14-8 on Saturday. On Sunday, the Rockies brought a 13-10 lead into the ninth inning, but Wade Davis and Jon Gray combined to allow four runs. Kirby Yates held the Rockies scoreless in the bottom half of the ninth to secure the 14-13 win for the Padres. Thanks to two wild comebacks by the Padres, they split the series.

Along with 92 runs, the Padres and Rockies combined for 131 hits of which 17 were home runs. Charlie Blackmon had four hits in the first three games and three hits on Sunday, overall going 15-for-24 with four homers and 10 RBI.