If the Mets are to lose, I'd prefer it be in the fashion of this weekend's series against the Diamondbacks - death by tape measure home run. The D-Backs mashed 7 home runs and 6 of them traveled 400+ feet. Mark Reynolds accounted for most of the damage, hitting 4 all by himself including the new longest home run in Citi Field history off Brian Stokes Saturday night (graphic courtesy of Hit Tracker):
That's a 464 foot shot hit off a 95 mph fastball. Together with Miguel Montero and Justin Upton, the D-Backs have hit 6 of the 29 longest home runs in the new stadium's history. Here are the top 10 longest home runs at Citi, once again according to Hit Tracker:
|1||8/1||Mark Reynolds||Brian Stokes||464|
|8||8/3||Mark Reynolds||Nelson Figueroa||441|
Some other Citi Field home run facts:
- The greatest speed off the bat belongs to Dunn at 113.1 mph. Delgado is a close 2nd at 112.9 mph.
- Johan Santana has surrendered the most home runs of any pitcher, with 8.
- The Phillies' 9 home runs are the most of any visiting team.
- Home runs per game by Month: April - 1.58, May - 1.36, June - 1.85, July - 1.45, August - 2.67
- The shortest home run belongs to none other than Chase Utley, at 351 feet.