Nomar Mazara played hero at Globe Life Park on Wednesday, ripping a game-tying solo home run in the seventh inning and a walk-off solo shot in the 10th against the Tigers. Mazara now has seven homers in nine games since the beginning of May. His second blast left the bat
Nomar Mazara played hero at Globe Life Park on Wednesday, ripping a game-tying solo home run in the seventh inning and a walk-off solo shot in the 10th against the Tigers. Mazara now has seven homers in nine games since the beginning of May. His second blast left the bat at a whopping 117.1 mph, tying for the fifth-highest exit velocity on any homer in MLB this season. It also set a Rangers Statcast™record, dethroning teammate Joey Gallo, who previously held each of the top 10 spots on that list.
Along with Mazara's first homer (110.3 mph, 447 feet), he now has six big flies of at least 110 mph this year, tying Gallo for the MLB lead.
Here is a look at some other notable Statcast™ feats from Wednesday's action:
Aaron Judge, Yankees
The Yankees superstar put the finishing touches on a comeback win with an absolute blast to Monument Park off Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel. After Brett Gardner put the pinstripes ahead with a two-run triple, Judge walloped a 117 mph, 429-foot laser to center field. Judge's big homer -- the hardest-hit ball of any kind off Kimbrel since Statcast™ began tracking in 2015 by nearly 5 mph -- whipped Yankee Stadium into a rocking fever pitch.
Hanley Ramirez, Red Sox
Ramirez snapped a weeks-long homerless streak with a big go-ahead, two-run dinger against the rival Yankees. Ramirez's seventh-inning rocket came off the bat at 113.0 mph, marking the Red Sox's second-hardest homer of the season behind his own 117.5 mph homer against the Yankees back on April 11. Ramirez has now hit six of Boston's 10 hardest-hit dingers (regular and postseason combined) since Statcast™ came online in 2015.
Nick Ahmed, D-backs
Arizona's shortstop took advantage of a misplay at the wall by Dodgers center fielder Enrique Hernandez, getting on his horse to complete a first-inning, inside-the-park home run in just 15.43 seconds.
That marked the fastest home-to-home time logged by any player in MLB this season, beating out Denard Span's 15.80-second trip around the bases against the Red Sox on April 28.