Watch Jon Gray hit the longest pitcher-homer since 2015 and hop out of the box like a kid
Entering Wednesday's game against the Reds, Rockies starting pitcher
But in his first plate appearance of the game against
According to Statcast, it's the longest dinger at Coors Field this season and the longest by a pitcher at any ballpark since 2015 (Jeff Samardzija hit one 446 feet at Coors). Gray also punctuated his heroic blast with a nice little Sammy Sosa-esque home run hop:
Although it's not the longest at the very hitter-friendly Coors Field (have mercy, Mike Piazza), it's quite a feat for a pitcher who had zero professional home runs. Gray was also solid on the mound -- giving up just two runs over 5 2/3 innings in Colorado's 5-3 win.