Home Runs's posts - Chinese uPOST

Trevor Story Hit The Ball A Quarter-Mile Trevor Story Hit The Ball A Quarter-Mile

The NL West is good as hell right now. The Rockies won 5-3 and swept the Giants and are now 1.5 games up on the Dodgers and two on the D-Backs. But you’re not here for that divisional intrigue, are you? That’s not what you were promised, and that’s not why you clicked. You, my like-minded friend, are here for dingers.

Phillies Go Yard Seven Times, Allow Us To Remember Some Guys Phillies Go Yard Seven Times, Allow Us To Remember Some Guys

The Phillies scored five runs in their final five innings—one in each frame—to pull away from the Reds for a 9-4 win and extend their lead in the NL East to 2.5 games. The youngest team in baseball appears to be no fluke, or at least, they’re starting to be confident they’re not, which is maybe sort of kind of like…

Watch This Weird Old Japanese Home Run Derby Featuring Barry Bonds, Jason Giambi, And Bernie Williams

MLB’s single-elimination bracket format has revitalized the Home Run Derby—last night ruled—but can we do even better? As with game shows, the Japanese remain light years ahead of us in Home Run Derby technology.

Ozzie Albies Called His Walk-Off Homer Ozzie Albies Called His Walk-Off Homer

“It’s time to go long right now, it’s time to go deep,” Braves rookie second baseman Ozzie Albies told a teammate in the dugout before leading off the 11th inning. Yes, okay, we never hear about the times a player calls his shot and then pops out weakly to short or whatever. That still only makes instances like these …

The Yankees Are Now On Pace For A Record Number Of Dingers The Yankees Are Now On Pace For A Record Number Of Dingers

With four home runs last night in a 7-2 win over Seattle, the Yankees are on pace for 273 home runs this season, which would top the MLB record set by the 1997 Mariners. “Everybody here can hit,” Miguel Andujar said. Indeed.

Announcers Go Nuts As AB de Villiers Jacks Huge Dinger Right Out Of The Stadium

There is a cricket ball bouncing down the streets of Bangalore right now after legendary batsman AB de Villiers cranked an enormous dong entirely out of M. Chinnaswamy Stadium.

MLB Dorks Refuse To Acknowledge Precious Dingers In MLB Poll Of Favorite Stats MLB Dorks Refuse To Acknowledge Precious Dingers In MLB Poll Of Favorite Stats

MLB.com recently polled a bunch of MLB players—35 position players and 35 pitchers—on one of the questions that’s always on the mind of nerdy baseball writers: “When you look at your stats at the end of a given year to evaluate yourself, what number do you gravitate toward and why?” The results were published on Monday

Of Course Giancarlo Stanton Can Still Bash Gargantuan Dongs Of Course Giancarlo Stanton Can Still Bash Gargantuan Dongs

Giancarlo Stanton’s had a rough go of it so far in the Bronx, recording a pair of platinum sombreros and striking out 32 times in 92 plate appearances, enough to turn Yankee Stadium into hostile territory. But during the fifth inning of the Yankees’ 14-1 victory over the Twins Monday, Stanton showed how he can make…

Ryan Howard Is Alive And Hitting Walkoff Home Runs (In The Minors)

As Giancarlo Stanton gets closer to 60 home runs, it’s worth looking back at the last National League player to get near that mark: Ryan Howard. Eleven seasons ago Howard, in his MVP year, had 58 jacks for the Phillies.

Rhys Hoskins Is Off To One Of The Greatest Starts To A Career In Baseball History Rhys Hoskins Is Off To One Of The Greatest Starts To A Career In Baseball History

Sixty-four at bats into his career, Rhys Hoskins is Babe Ruth.

Gary Sanchez Hit The Second-Longest Home Run Of The Year Gary Sanchez Hit The Second-Longest Home Run Of The Year

Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez clobbered a 493-foot home run, one of two on the night, in New York’s 13-4 win over the Tigers. Maybe most impressively, he hit it off an 80 mph changeup.

Aaron Judge Put A Ball In The Nosebleeds Aaron Judge Put A Ball In The Nosebleeds

Aaron Judge’s home run into the third deck in left Citi Field was officially measured at 457 feet. His teammates weren’t buying it.

This Is The Giancarlo Stanton We Were Promised This Is The Giancarlo Stanton We Were Promised

Giancarlo Stanton hit his 38th home run of the season last night, an arcing 438-footer to the centerfield bleachers at Nationals Park. It marked his career-high home runs in a season, and there are another 50 games in the Marlins’ season.

Nationals Sock Five Goddamn Dingers In Six At-Bats Nationals Sock Five Goddamn Dingers In Six At-Bats

It’s a good day to be a Nationals fan and a very, very bad day to be a Brewers pitcher. The Nationals hit eight home runs in their first four innings today; five of those home runs were off Michael Blazek in the span of six at-bats in the bottom of the third.

The Prodigy Rafael Devers Dings A Dong For First Career Hit The Prodigy Rafael Devers Dings A Dong For First Career Hit

Rafael Devers, just called up by the Boston Red Sox, is the youngest player in baseball. Today was only the second MLB game ever for the 20-year-old third baseman, but he has already made an impact:

Cody Bellinger Is Making All Kinds Of History Cody Bellinger Is Making All Kinds Of History

Cody Bellinger, called up when he was only because of injuries on the Dodgers’ big-league roster, gave the rest of the league a three-week head start. He’s caught up. With his 20th and 21st home runs in last night’s 10-6 win over the Mets, Bellinger now leads the NL in home runs, and is just two behind the Yankees’…

This Is The Golden Age Of Bad Pitchers Serving Up Home Runs This Is The Golden Age Of Bad Pitchers Serving Up Home Runs

No matter how much MLB and worthy physicists deny it, and no matter how sincere they are, the balls used in major-league games are, it says here, juiced one way or another. It could be that central baseball, worried that declining levels of offense would bore fans, hatched a fiendish conspiracy; it could be that some…

Scooter Gennett Is The Least Likely Player Ever To Hit Four Home Runs In A Game Scooter Gennett Is The Least Likely Player Ever To Hit Four Home Runs In A Game

You’re here for the taters, right? Here are the taters, four of them on consecutive at-bats for Scooter Gennett in Cincinnati’s 13-1 win over St. Louis..

Softball Fan's Spectacular Catch Overshadowed By Even More Spectacular Fall Out Of Pickup Truck Softball Fan's Spectacular Catch Overshadowed By Even More Spectacular Fall Out Of Pickup Truck

A fan taking in a Southern Arkansas Muleriders softball game this afternoon used up all of his coordination to make an incredible snag, stretching to catch a homer from the bed of a pickup truck. Overenthused and underprepared, he promptly toppled headfirst out of said pickup truck.

Yasiel Puig Might Be Good Again Yasiel Puig Might Be Good Again

It’s the first week of the baseball season and you know what that means: time to get excited by hyperbolic extrapolations of small sample sizes. Madison Bumgarner is the next Shohei Otani! The White Sox are going to play .500 ball! And Yasiel Puig is back, baby.

More Home Runs's posts »

Language