Joey Gallo cleared the Rangers' Popcorn Wagon with the season's farthest and hardest-hit homer
When Joey Gallo hits baseballs, they tend to travel a very long way.
His latest moonshot came in the Rangers 6-2 win over the Royals on Friday night at Globe Life Park, and this time, Gallo found a way to one-up his own ridiculous recent blast (a 115.6-mph, 443-foot rocket that was the Statcast™ era's hardest homer).
For this one, Gallo hit a Nathan Karns offering deep to right field. How deep? Well, look at where that arrow is:
Yep, he hit the baseball over the Popcorn Wagon. Or, if you want a more scientific measurement, Statcast™ measured it as the farthest and hardest-hit of the year:
It earned him a hug from Nomar Mazara in the dugout afterward:
Not to be outdone, Gallo then strode to the plate a few innings later and hit another homer -- because that's just what he does. In fact, he and Robinson Chirinos both hit a pair of homers on the night because two two-homer games are better than one: