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Giants catcher Buster Posey hits a really impossible-looking home run vs. Padres

Giants catcher Buster Posey hits a really impossible-looking home run vs.  Padres

Not all home runs are created equal. Few are knocked out of the park after an MLB pitcher delivers a floating solid ball right down the middle. But it’s still remarkable – and wild to witness – when a slugger takes an absolutely harmless pitch and hits it in the stands.

That’s what Buster Posey did Tuesday night.

If you missed it, the San Francisco Giants are on fire again, as has been the case almost all season. They have won nine games in a row, largely thanks to an offensive attack; San Francisco has scored no less than six races in each of its nine recent victories.

In the second game of the Giants’ current series against the San Diego Padres, Posey got the home team on the board almost immediately. He took Jake Arrieta deep at the bottom of the first inning, and did so on a course that was very clearly high and inside.

See for yourself:

In real time, it is not easy to decipher the severity of such a homer. Sarah Langs, an MLB reporter, helpfully broke it down.

If you’re a Giants fan, it would probably not surprise you to learn that the only other player who remotely approached a homer on a pitch that was far outside the strike zone was … Pablo Sandoval. A true king.

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