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Brewers reliever Tyler Cravy ended his personal offensive drought with a second-deck moonshot

Tyler Cravy is a pitcher -- a reliever and occasional starter for the Brewers, specifically. Relievers don't generally get a ton of chances to go to the plate and take their hacks as hitters, but once in a while they do. 
Entering Saturday night's game with the Pirates at Miller Park, Cravy hadn't done much at the dish as a big leaguer: He'd gone 0-for-10 in his young career, in fact. Relieving Jimmy Nelson, Cravy faced Jeff Locke in the fourth inning and picked up his first career hit in grand fashion with this Statcast™-measured 409-foot shot:

As seen atop this post, that ball carried far into the seats above left-center ... an impressive blast for any hitter, let alone a pitcher with no real track record of power at the plate: 

That one homer came in 2015 with Triple-A Colorado Springs, for whom Cravy pitched in addition to a stint with the Brewers last season. 
After the game, which was won by the Pirates, 9-6, Cravy explained to's Adam McCalvy that he had a gameplan going into that at-bat:
"I was definitely surprised I hit it that well. I think I already had my mind made up that I was going to swing first pitch, so I was pretty lucky that it was a fastball in that location."
Cravy's homer adds him to the list of Brewers pitchers going deep this season, part of the ongoing #PitchersWhoRake conversation that includes Wily Peralta (and his 429-foot rocket) back in June.
He got the ball back later, too:

He's also now the second relief pitcher in the league to do so in 2016, coming after Reds right-hander Michael Lorenzen's particularly powerful moment last week, and is the first Brewers reliever to go deep since 2003.