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The Mets' most extreme home runs of 2015: Part 2

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A look back at some more of the most extreme home runs of the year.

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In part 1 of the series, we looked at the longest, the shortest, and some of the other most "extreme" home runs of the 2015 Mets’ season. Here is the second and final part of the list, starting with the highest pitch of the year hit for a home run:

Highest pitch hit for a home run: Juan Lagares, 05/09/15

In an early-May game in Philadelphia, Lagares tomahawked an Aaron Harang fastball over the left field fence to give the Mets a 3-2 lead in the seventh inning. The two-run blast was the game’s deciding hit, as the Mets held the lead and won by the same score. According to Baseball Savant, the pitch was three feet five inches off the ground when Lagares made contact with it.

Lowest pitch hit for a home run: Daniel Murphy, 10/18/15

The lowest pitch hit for a home run was this Jake Arrieta offering to Daniel Murphy in Game 2 of the NLCS. This homer also made an appearance in part one of the series as one of the Mets’ softest-hit homers of 2015. The ball was just a foot and an inch off the ground when Murphy golfed it over the right field fence.

Most inside pitch hit for a home run: Dilson Herrera, 05/06/15

Herrera’s first home run of the year came off the Orioles’ Brad Brach on May 6 at Citi Field. At a foot and five inches off the middle of the plate, it was the most inside pitch any Met yanked for a home run this year.

Most outside pitch hit for a home run: Yoenis Cespedes, 10/10/15

As TBS’s pitch tracker shows, the pitch that Cespedes hit for an opposite-field homer off of Zack Greinke in NLDS Game 2 was well off the plate. It was so far off the middle of the plate—a foot and an inch off, to be exact—to be the most outside offering a Met hit for a home run in 2015.

Most pulled home run: Michael Conforto, 10/10/15

This home run came just three batters after the previous one featured on this list. Conforto’s blast—also featured in part one of the series as the lowest-apex and one of the hardest-hit homers of the year—hit off the right field foul pole and gave the Mets a 2-0 lead in NLDS Game 2. According to Baseball Savant, the ball left the bat at a 74-degree angle, where zero represents dead center, 90 represents the right field line, and -90 represents the left field line. According to Hit Tracker, the ball left at a 48.4-degree angle, where 90 represents dead center, 45 represents the right field line, and 135 represents the left field line.

Most opposite-field home runs: Michael Conforto, 09/02/15; Juan Lagares, 09/05/15

Baseball Savant believes that Conforto hit both the Mets’ most pulled and most opposite-field home runs. By its calculation, this two-run blast off of Aaron Nola left the bat at a -37-degree angle, whereas Hit Tracker puts the angle at 120.8 degrees.

Hit Tracker, however, believes that the most opposite-field home run came off the bat of Juan Lagares three days later in Miami. According to Hit Tracker, this ball left Lagares’s bat at a 64-degree angle, while Baseball Savant estimates the angle to be 41 degrees.

Inside-the-park home run: Ruben Tejada, 09/02/15

Technically, Tejada’s third home run of the year should have appeared multiple times on this list, including as the shortest, softest-hit, and most opposite-field homers. But that would’ve been no fun, so instead we’ll give it its own category and let you watch it here in all of its glory.

Pitcher home runs: Noah Syndergaard, 05/27/15; Matt Harvey, 07/11/15

This was the first year since 1997 in which multiple Mets pitchers went deep. Three Mets pitchers—Rick Reed, Armando Reynoso, and Mark Clark—accomplished the feat in 1997. This year, it was Noah Syndergaard and Matt Harvey. Syndergaard’s was a 430-foot shot to left-center field. According to Hit Tracker, of the 197 home runs the Mets hit in the regular season and postseason, only 18 traveled farther.

Not to be outdone, Harvey hit his first major league home run a couple months later. Harvey’s two-run shot gave the Mets a 3-2 lead over Patrick Corbin and the Diamondbacks in a game that the Mets would go onto win by a score of 4-2.

Grand slams: Wilmer Flores, 05/16/15; Yoenis Cespedes, 08/21/15; Lucas Duda, 09/26/15

The Mets hit three grand slams in each of the last two years. In 2014, Ike Davis, Wilmer Flores, and Taylor Teagarden all hit grand slams for the Mets. In 2015, the Mets’ grand slammers were Flores, Yoenis Cespedes, and Lucas Duda. Flores’s came in the fourth inning of a 14-1 rout of the Brewers.

Cespedes’s was an opposite-field shot in Colorado that bounced off the top of the fence and skipped over.

Finally, Duda’s grand slam put the Mets on the board in the first inning of a late-September game in Cincinnati. The Mets won that game, 10-2, and in doing so, clinched their first division title since 2006.