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.

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

Tyler Glasnow scheduled to rejoin Rays’ rotation

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Tyler Glasnow is scheduled to rejoin the rotation at Cleveland after missing nearly 14 months because of Tommy John surgery.

The Rays’ Opening Day starter last year hasn’t pitched this season after undergoing the procedure on Aug. 4, 2021.

“I think we’re pretty confident he’ll be starting for us,” Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash said before the game with Toronto. “This is the first time he’s thrown pain-free in quite some time, so he’s encouraged by it.”

The 6-foot-8 right-hander went 5-2 with a 2.66 ERA in 14 starts last year and is a key addition as the Rays near a wild-card spot.

“Compared to the past, like, three years it feels way better as far as postday and the week leading into starts and stuff,” Glasnow said. “It’s good to have an UCL, you know.”

Cash said Glasnow will throw around 45 pitches in his initial outing, which should allow him to go two or three innings.

“Two innings of Glasnow is still a huge plus for our team,” Cash said. “Like to get three innings. If we do, great. If we don’t, that’s fine, too.”

Glasnow allowed one run, one hit, four walks and had 14 strikeouts over seven innings in four starts with Triple-A Durham.

“I’m really excited,” Glasnow said. “I’m approaching it like normal, staying on routine. Feels normal.”

Glasnow signed a two-year, $30.35 million contract that will delay the start of his free agency by one year last month. He’s making $5.1 million this year and will get $5.35 million next season and $25 million in 2024, which is the first year he would have been eligible for free agency.