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Walker hits longest HR allowed by Kershaw

Plus four other Statcast feats from Tuesday's action
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Here is a look at some notable Statcast™ feats from Tuesday's action:

Christian Walker, D-backs
Walker absolutely crushed a home run off of Clayton Kershaw: 114.4 mph off the bat and 479 feet to the second deck in Arizona. It's tied for the third-longest home run in the Majors this season, and it's the second-longest home run the D-backs have hit since Statcast™ started tracking in 2015, behind only Jake Lamb's 481-footer on April 29 of last year. Walker's blast is also by far the longest Kershaw has surrendered since 2015 -- 36 feet farther than his next-longest homer allowed, which was hit by Brewers outfielder Domingo Santana on June 2 of last year.

Here is a look at some notable Statcast™ feats from Tuesday's action:

Christian Walker, D-backs
Walker absolutely crushed a home run off of Clayton Kershaw: 114.4 mph off the bat and 479 feet to the second deck in Arizona. It's tied for the third-longest home run in the Majors this season, and it's the second-longest home run the D-backs have hit since Statcast™ started tracking in 2015, behind only Jake Lamb's 481-footer on April 29 of last year. Walker's blast is also by far the longest Kershaw has surrendered since 2015 -- 36 feet farther than his next-longest homer allowed, which was hit by Brewers outfielder Domingo Santana on June 2 of last year.

Manny Pina, Brewers
Milwaukee's catcher did what sometimes seems impossible: He threw out Billy Hamilton. Pina caught Hamilton trying to steal second base to end the sixth inning, and his pop time was an incredible 1.78 seconds (MLB average pop time to second base is 2.01 seconds). Hamilton had a blazing fast 30.4-feet-per-second sprint speed on the play (anything 30-plus is elite), but Pina's throw was just too quick. In fact, it's the second-fastest pop time on a caught stealing recorded by Statcast™. The only one faster? Also by the Brewers -- 1.77 by Martin Maldonado on April 14, 2016.

Video: MIL@CIN: Statcast™ tracks Pina's throwout of Hamilton

Jordan Hicks, Cardinals
The righty continued to light it up, throwing eight pitches over 100 mph and six over 101 mph during a scoreless inning of relief. One day after the Marlins' Tayron Guerrero surpassed him for the fastest pitch of the season (101.8 mph), Hicks retook the lead. He threw one pitch 101.9 mph and another 102.0 mph, the latter a nasty sinker that tailed inside and induced a swing and miss from Tim Anderson of the White Sox.

Video: CWS@STL: Hicks throws 102.0 for fastest pitch of 2018

Tommy Pham, Cardinals
This late-blooming star led off the bottom of the first inning by launching a ball out to left field off James Shields of the White Sox. The 110.5-mph blast traveled a projected 454 feet, making it the longest homer of Pham's career, the third longest for the Cardinals this season and tied for St. Louis' second longest at Busch Stadium since Statcast™ began tracking.

Video: CWS@STL: Pham leads off game with 454-ft. home run

Cody Bellinger, Dodgers
There haven't been many bright spots for the Dodgers this year, but this is one. Bellinger pulled a home run down the right-field line in Arizona: 111.8 mph off the bat, at a 29-degree launch angle, with a projected distance of 435 feet. The 111.8-mph exit velocity made it Bellinger's second-hardest career homer (behind a 112.8-mph shot on May 5, 2017), and the Dodgers' fourth-hardest home run recorded by Statcast™.

Video: LAD@ARI: Bellinger belts a 435-ft. home run

Clayton Kershaw, Christian Walker