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Mark Reynolds hit a home run a long way

May 6, 2013, 10:55 PM EDT

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The Indians are pretty happy with their off-season signing of Mark Reynolds. The right-hander hit his 10th home run of the season tonight against Athletics starter Jarrod Parker, a solo shot well beyond the fence in left at Progressive Field. The homer was estimated at 460 feet.

Reynolds entered the night hitting .296/.363/.622, turning out to be one of the better values from the past free agent class.

Watch the dinger:

  1. duckthefodgers - May 6, 2013 at 11:02 PM

    Beast.

  2. proudlycanadian - May 6, 2013 at 11:15 PM

    Impressive! Very impressive. Nice to see that batting average well above the Mendoza line. If my memory is correct, he only hit about .212 in each of the last 2 seasons.

    • duckthefodgers - May 6, 2013 at 11:24 PM

      Also hes usually good for about 200 strikeouts a year. As a giants fan though i was still glad he left Arizona.

    • tuberippin - May 7, 2013 at 12:53 AM

      A disturbingly high K rate and strong power hitting are qualities that did not seem to bother the Jays when they brought in Joey Bats and E5…

  3. mlenenski - May 6, 2013 at 11:16 PM

    Reynolds is really in command of his game and his attitude is contagious within his clubhouse.

    Still, it all comes down to pitching. If Francona can get a handle on managing his staff and his bullpen just a little better than Ned Yost does with the Royals (and that seems like a no brainer), the Indians should make the playoffs.

    Francona vs. Yost, who would you bet on?

    • bosbarnabid - May 7, 2013 at 12:36 AM

      Well, I realize it doesn’t answer your question, but I’d bet on the Athletics, Angels, Rangers, Tigers, the entire AL East…

  4. baseballisboring - May 7, 2013 at 12:25 AM

    Act like you’ve done it before

  5. hermie13 - May 7, 2013 at 12:33 AM

    He dropped the bat and acted that way because Parker threw at his head and hit him the shoulder in the 1st inning (after giving up 2 HRs in the inning). Parker and both benches were warned by the home plate ump.

    This was Reynolds way of saying “throw at my head…next pitch I like I am hitting a mile”.

    • largebill - May 7, 2013 at 9:04 AM

      I realize every game situation is different and we all are more aware of “injustices” that affect our favorite team, but it does seem like Tribe gets the wrong end of the leagues decisions on head hunters. Carrasco hits a guy after couple homers and gets chased from the game by the ump and suspended by league for 8 games. Our batters get similar treatment and ump warns both teams. Wait a second! All our team did was hit a couple homers. Are umps going to warn all teams who hit a couple homers? Of course not, because that would be absurd.

    • clydeserra - May 7, 2013 at 3:09 PM

      he threw a pitch that nearly hit him in the head, yes. But it was in no way intentional. The benches were warned because Angel Hernandez went all angel hernandez and angel hernandez.

      If you have watch Parker this year, which I don’t expect non A’s fans to have done, you would know that he has terrible command and is pretty much a terrible pitcher.

      I don’t doubt that Reynolds felt great after hitting that a mile, and don’t begrudge his admiring it after the HBP, but Parker is not a head hunter.

  6. tuberippin - May 7, 2013 at 12:55 AM

    Jarrod Parker seems to be following a Trevor Cahill career arc. Start great, fall apart, end up somewhere in the middle.

  7. delusionalcardsfan - May 7, 2013 at 1:12 AM

    I always loved when he hit those deep bombs in Arizona but the strike outs killed the excitement. Hope he can get it under control but from the looks of it, maybe not. Good luck buddy!

  8. ken49ers - May 7, 2013 at 2:07 AM

    Yawn….

    Prince Fielder hits bombs too. Next topic.

    • nategearhart - May 7, 2013 at 8:58 AM

      Hey, some of us around here like things that are cool.

  9. janessa31888 - May 7, 2013 at 7:51 AM

    Wow! Its so nice to have a power hitter on the Indians. I’ll live with the strikeouts if he keeps this up.

    • largebill - May 7, 2013 at 8:58 AM

      Especially from the right side. Tribe has been too left handed in recent years.

  10. @Cereal_22 - May 7, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    Should be DH’ing for the O’s Duquette !!!

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