As we continue our countdown of the longest home runs hit by Cincinnati Reds in the 2022 season we move on to the 7th spot on the list today. Over the last decade or so we’ve been given the ability to at least *sort of* be able to compare the distances on home runs thanks to ball tracking technologies, making lists like this a lot more fun to look at.
The 7th longest home run of the year in 2022 by a Red was on April 30th by Aramis Garcia. The catcher hit the ball an estimated 436 feet.
The Metrics Behind The Blast
Chad Kuhl tried to sneak a slider by Aramis Garcia after falling behind 1-0 in the count. While he didn’t leave it in the middle of the zone, he left it in enough of the zone at 85.3 MPH and Garcia went down and got it and sent it deep into the night at 104 MPH off of the bat.
Distance: 436 Feet
Reds Ranks: 7th
Major League Baseball Rank: 304th (tie)
Aramis Garcia Rank: 1st
Launch Angle: 28°
Exit Velocity: 103.6 MPH
Reds Exit Velocity Rank (home runs only): 68th
MLB Exit Velocity Rank (home runs only): 2982nd (tie)
The Story Behind The Blast
Cincinnati grabbed a lead in the top of the 1st inning and added to it in the 5th, but the Rockies scored four runs in the 6th to take a 4-2 lead. That is where the game stayed until the 8th inning. Mike Moustakas led off the inning by grounding out to first base, bringing Aramis Garcia to the plate. Garcia jumped ahead in the count and unloaded on the 1-0 slider for the solo home run, making it a 4-3 game. That would be the final pitch of the game for Chad Kuhl. It was also the final time the Reds scored in the game, falling 4-3 on the night in Colorado.