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 Video

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 Metrics

Distance: 436 Feet

Reds Ranks: 7th

Major League Baseball Rank: 304th (tie)

Aramis Garcia Rank: 1st

Other Metrics

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.

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6 Responses

  1. LDS

    Thanks. I’m sure glad I don’t have to come up with topics to write about during this boring off season. Maybe we’ll get lucky, and the Winter Meetings will bring rush of Reds transactions. Not holding my breath but we can dream.

    • west larry

      concur. Great job Doug. Difficult coming up with exciting topics when the reds aren’t doing much yet in the winter meetings. The reds need to sign a catcher and one more starting pitcher to get this off season back into high gear.

      • LDS

        And outfielders, a first baseman, a new manager, the Reds needs list is virtually endless. But as Krall has already warned, next season will largely have the same roster. There’s some relatively affordable FAs out there that could fill a few holes for a couple of years, e.g., Bell, Benintendi, catchers other than Barnhart, etc. Not going to happen but a serious team would be looking at plugging holes.

  2. LDS

    Baseball news: Astros sign Abreu, White Sox sign Clevinger, Pirates sign Santana.

    Reds news: Joey picks up a bat. Aquino signs with the NPB.

    Let’s see, pitcher’s report on Feb 14, 2023. 78 days from now or 11 weeks. Assuming RLN publishes 4 times (usually more often) a week including holidays and guest writers, the writing staff will have to really step up their creativity to keep things going.

  3. Bill J

    Sometimes it seems like if the brains of the Reds front office were turned into croton oil it wouldn’t be enough to physic a gnat.

  4. bryant

    And the 2022 “Rachel Phelps Award” for the owner most committed to dragging their team to the basement goes to….?