Joey Gallo and Josh Bell compared muscles after blasting homers to the Allegheny River
Even though he's only 25,
Gallo reached a personal milestone in the third inning on Wednesday against the Pirates when he bashed the 100th long ball of his career. True to form, the shot sailed out of PNC Park, over the right-center-field fence and bounced into the Allegheny River:
That will turn some heads. At 443 feet, it was Gallo's second-longest homer of the year.
The message was sent, so it was time for the Pirates' own super slugger to answer.
When Bell stepped up to bat against
You thought bouncing a ball into the river was good? Try hitting it on the fly. The 472-footer was just the fourth in PNC Park history to do so, and Bell now has two of the five longest homers ever hit there.
Thankfully, Gallo is not a jealous man. If anyone can respect a moonshot like that, it's him. So when Gallo reached Bell at first base after a walk during the next inning, he gave Bell's prodigious muscles a nice squeeze:
Game recognize game. pic.twitter.com/Ud8x9bMrqE— Cut4 (@Cut4) May 8, 2019
"Game recognize game" is right. Gallo has hit plenty of true wallops, but hey, Bell got him this time.
Don't worry, guys -- there's plenty of dinger admiration to go around. We love you both equally.
Andrew Mearns is a writer for Cut4 whose baseball obsession was born from the shattered dreams of Mike Mussina's perfect game attempt in 2001. He has a startling memory of World Series highlights that barely functions as a party trick.