Gamel registers 2019's fastest inside-the-parker

June 27th, 2019

MILWAUKEE – The fastest home-to-home dash of 2019 brought Miller Park to life on Wednesday night during the Brewers' 4-2 loss to the Mariners as Milwaukee tried to hit their way back into the game.

All-Star Game hopeful hit his 23rd home run to put Milwaukee on the board in the sixth inning and former Mariner followed two batters later with the 29th inside-the-park home run in Brewers history to cut Milwaukee’s deficit to 3-2.

At 14.89 seconds, it was the fastest scamper around the bases this season in MLB, which has seen 10 inside-the-park home runs. And it was the fastest by a Brewers player since Statcast began tracking in 2015, when Carlos Gomez set the previous mark at 15.01 seconds on a triple and an error.

“Pretty tiring,” Gamel said. 

He was thinking triple when his bloop hit down the left-field line bounced past diving Mariners outfielder Mac Williamson and bounced toward the wall. 

“I knew I had at least three, and then, right there, I’m just on Eddie [Sedar, the third-base coach],” said Gamel.

The Brewers acquired Gamel and pitching prospect Noah Zavolas from the Mariners in a trade for Domingo Santana on Dec. 21, 2018. The homer was Gamel’s fifth this season.