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Astros strike first with a Yordan Alvarez solo homer!

Astros strike first with a Yordan Alvarez solo homer!

see_mohn

How did he hit that How did he hit that for a homer How did he hit that for a homer over the Monster This is a fucking preposterous home run


Blimmmer

Yordan is a fucking beast


cckike

Yeah he sure is :) thanks again! How’s josh fields doing btw? Jk btw lol


Bug-03

Yordan is a bad man


cooljammer00

He's very strong.


Automatic-Bat9761

his stoic stance reminds me of Puig. just that short hard hit and *no care*


PodricksPhallus

2nd extra base hit off Sale by a lefty this year. First home run.


unfortunatebastard

That ball shouldn’t have been a home run. It makes no sense. It seems he was swinging for contact.


Heil_Harden

If he would learn to go oppo consistently he’d hit 500 HRs hitting at Minute Maid


ashdrewness

Bagwell always talks about how his intention was mostly to try hitting towards right-center (as a righty). Everything else was just a timing adjustment. Worked out well for him.


33thirtythree

The silliest part is that it was a beautiful pitch placed exactly where Sale wanted it.


HughWonPDL2018

The catcher’s glove was positioned up and a bit in and the pitch ended up off the plate outside. Not like the location was, in isolation, bad, but it’s not where the pitch was supposed to go. Still, insane that Yordan did that, though.


33thirtythree

Fair enough I guess I gotta go look at the setup again. Maybe I'm projecting that is exactly where I would have thrown the pitch. Even if he misses his spot there, that is supposed to be a safe miss. And Alvarez's swing looks like a routine fungo to 2nd base. Just crazy the mechanics and power in that guy.


HughWonPDL2018

Yeah, that absolutely should be a safe miss. Yordan has stupid power.


Constant_Gardner11

first oppo lefty HR off Sale since Eric Hosmer did it on June 10, 2016, if my research is correct


Poised_Platypus

Great stat


WizTheNose

I'm showing it was Hosmer but on Sept 11, 2016. [Baseball Savant](https://baseballsavant.mlb.com/statcast_search?hfPT=&hfAB=home%5C.%5C.run%7C&hfGT=R%7C&hfPR=&hfZ=&stadium=&hfBBL=&hfNewZones=&hfPull=Opposite%7C&hfC=&hfSea=2021%7C2020%7C2019%7C2018%7C2017%7C2016%7C2015%7C2014%7C2013%7C2012%7C2011%7C2010%7C2009%7C2008%7C&hfSit=&player_type=batter&hfOuts=&opponent=&pitcher_throws=&batter_stands=L&hfSA=&game_date_gt=&game_date_lt=&hfInfield=&team=&position=&hfOutfield=&hfRO=&home_road=&hfFlag=&hfBBT=&pitchers_lookup%5B%5D=519242&metric_1=&hfInn=&min_pitches=0&min_results=0&group_by=name&sort_col=pitches&player_event_sort=api_p_release_speed&sort_order=desc&min_pas=0#results) only has four lefty oppo home runs off of Sale: three by Hosmer (he hit two in that June 10 game) and one by Freeman. might depend on what counts as oppo. the Sept 11 home run was left-center as opposed to straightaway left.


Constant_Gardner11

Good find. I used Baseball Reference and they must’ve marked that September one as CF, because it didn’t come up in a LF search.


GeauxHouston22

I can't really get my mind around the physics of it tbh


Genisys_Arc

I felt the same way of the HR Ohtani hit off us early in the season that was basically off the end of the bat.


me1234568

That’s how I feel watching him play every day. He barely flicked that thing


14thAndVine

Vibrating Buttplug.


Cadien18

Not to cheat, it’s to relax


14thAndVine

If it weren't for the buttplug, that would have gone 600 feet.


Krisapocus

You missed one. How did he hit that for a homer opposite field…. Over the monster.


Hal_Jordans

Timely whistle before the pitch.


Automatic-Bat9761

you better not be onto something there


Hal_Jordans

It’s happened during a few key ABs and not just in this series.


sleepnaught

He's a big boi


aagpeng

big man strong


Automatic-Bat9761

agree it doesn't *look* like a homer off the bat. first it's a ball... and when he his it it looks like something he might have fouled off to stay alive but the count is YOLO and he's a super strong stoic motherfucker with that swing so it's a homer i guess. and you could probably hear the sound a mile away


brandon_the_bald

You posted this as it happened on my TV


Chaps_and_salsa

Do you have a stuffy nose?


ImaManCheetah

eh. Josh Fields could hit that farther.


Bug-03

This comment gave me happiness


dudenotcool

Yordan on the Dodgers would be scary


ImaManCheetah

nah, judging from the past few days, if he was a Dodger he'd start just flying out to the warning track


iAmUbik

lol thank you for this


713MoCityChron713

Yall fleeced us big time


ExB

Close, Josh Fields gives up hits that go farther


RollOverBeethoven

That man fucking hates baseballs.


BettsBellingerCaruso

Funny that the guy w/ a HUGE lefty vs righty split gives up a homer to a lefty lol


AxeAndRod

I think Yordan has the best OPS for a lefty against lefties this year. Like .900 OPS against lefties lol


BettsBellingerCaruso

Yeah I mean yordan is just a ridiculous hitter. Only concern is health but when healthy he's probably the best DH in the league or close to it w/ JD


PodricksPhallus

I think Yordan and Tuck both have almost no lefty penalty in their wRC+ stats


Thomas_Oaks

You are correct, Yordan has a 138 wRC+ against RHP this season and a 140 wRC+ against Lefties. King Tuck has a 149 wRC+ against RHP this season and a 144 wRC+ against LHP. They just don't give a shit who pitches to them, they just fucking rake.


Wesley_Ford_Sr

Sale has given up 168 home runs in the regular season. Only 12 to lefties. Alvarez is a beast


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14thAndVine

I'm not sure the Red Sox are an underdog quite like the Braves. People straight-up forgot that the Braves were in the playoffs until last week.


JaysonTatecum

Yeah fuck the Braves. Give me max chaos please


ChicagoModsUseless

That means the Sox lose, though.


Salty-Fishman

Max chaos is dodgers vs Astros 2017 part duex.


lacrease

I love Yordan Alvarez. I love his name, I love the shape of his body, I love the way he plays. I eat a lot of boiled eggs and lift weights to try and be like this guy but I can't. There are 6 grams of protein in an egg but I can't eat enough to get big like him. Nice round muscles. They're smooth too, like the waves of the Straits of Florida on a calm day. When I was a kid I ate big eggs to be hot like Jeff Bagwell, and I got some great results, some of the roundest muscles in my class, but these days I'm looking at 6 eggs a day and it's not good enough to pop Yordan style muscles out my scrawny arms ever since dad left.


BigDriggy

Delicious fresh pasta, nom nom nom


TaudeTheThird

Did you dad leave you when you were 35?


lacrease

Ya I’m certified NEET


TheOtherAlien

This is fantastic, it reads like an Always Sunny bit.


tothesource

Should we offer an egg to all the Red Sox fans that were telling us the series was over after game 3? Lmk if you find them, they’ve all deleted their comments lollll


Tex004

Dude, what???


[deleted]

He failed to mention that besides being jacked, he wears the freshest clothes, eats at the chillest restaurants and hangs out with the hottest dudes.


Ghoti-Sticks

yall are pathetic lol


Vulpinox

in the words of the great mark jackson: "mama, there goes that man"


notsuperoriginal

WHICH UMPIRE WILL SALTY BOSTON FANS BLAME TONIGHT


rollo2masi

I like Alvarez when he plays against teams I don’t like.


aagpeng

[Just for you](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pKJRqlaOY4)


uhmerikin

Hearing Cole scream "God dammit!" as he gives up a second dong of the day to Yordan is just music to my ears.


Zloggt

“Hey, this might be a pitcher’s duel!” *one pitch later…*


nippsvontwist

Ill never understand how you guys post this so fucking fast


elterible

bots


iDisc

Gotta get that sweet, sweet worthless karma.


elterible

Hey, I pride myself on my karma. That is, until I realize there are posts that get more than all the karma I’ve accrued in 8 1/2 years. Then I stop giving a shit again. 😅


Blazingbee98

I pride myself and think of myself as a quick highlight poster, as there's a deep drive into left field...


Cpt_squishy

Most casual hr swing in a long time


texas1hunter

Yordongs for everyone


f-thot--fitzgerald

Yordan flicks his titanium wrists


H-townwx91

Damn this was quick


brandon_the_bald

I hate Josh Fields


DHiL

It looks too easy for that dude to go way out over the monster.


Chaps_and_salsa

He’s a hitter with power.


grandmoshtarkin

Holy ever loving fuck.


BoredAtWork_91

Can I just say, I flippin love watching Yordan Alvarez bat. None of this stepping out of the box, fixing your uniform, adjusting your gloves, smelling your hoo-ha, fixing your hair diva malarkey. He just stands in the box and grips it and rips it. That's a real man playing some real gosh darn baseball right there. Just stands in the box and dares you to throw one over the dang plate. None of this waiting for walks horse hockey. Real men hit dingers. Real men open doors for people. Real men read the bible to their children before bed each night. That's some real dadgum baseball right there. Hot dang I love Yordan Alvarez!


DocTrey

I prefer the version where he scratches his asshole and makes other dudes smell it.


hTine3219

Air Yordan baby


JasonWaterfalls26

Yordan is a menace to society. That was the ultimate crack of the bat sound


SlowMotionTurtles

Yordan is a chad


WakednBaked

Joe "back at the wall" Buck


098706

Not bade for an end of the bat shank


nhlducks35

Jinxed Sale with that infographic showing the fewest pitches in the 1st inning lol


LOTF131

YORPAPI 😍


feeling_blue_42

Another former Dodgers great hitting bombs in the postseason.


2222lil

Crazy how this isn’t even the most ridiculous home run hit at Fenway this year


Hal_Jordans

Nice little whistle before that swing. Almost like he knew what the pitch was...