In the second inning of Sunday's Reds-Pirates game at PNC Park, Cincinnati infielder
But what the ball was in the sky, its trajectory obviously destined for home run distance, just how far would it go? Dietrich was curious, so did at home plate a few seconds and admitted it as it sailed all the way over the bleachers and into the Allegheny River.
Derek Dietrich sends a souvenir to the river. 19 pic.twitter.com/BcZ4EJfreJ
– Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) April 7, 2019
Take another look at Dietrich taking another look:
All the aboard the showboat 🚢 ] pic.twitter.com/fqOj0CkjLK
– Cut4 (@ Cut4) April 7, 2019
See, there is bobbing up and down in the river. A truly majestic blast, clocked at 110.2 mph from the bat and a calculated distance of 436 feet.
Later in the game, the machines are cleared after Archer threw a pitch behind Dietrich's next trip to the plate, so emotions were definitely running high on the afternoon.
Benches clear in Pittsburgh during Reds – Pirates game. pic.twitter.com/Dm6SSnvUNP
– MLB (@MLB) April 7, 2019
Adrian Garro joined MLB.com in 2016. Throughout his travels, both Bartolo Colon and Vin Scully have placed their hands on his shoulders. Not at the same time, though. That'd be amazing
Players in this article:
- Chris Archer
- Derek Dietrich