We’ve seen all sorts of mammoth home runs this season, and San Diego Padres’ outfielder Hunter Renfroe provided the latest. In the Padres’ home game Monday against the New York Mets, Renfroe bashed a solo shot to left field that landed on the roof of the historic Western Metal Supply Company building (which was incorporated into Petco Park’s design when it was built). Here’s a look at that:
HUNTER RENFROE JUST HIT ONE OFF THE ROOF AT PETCO! pic.twitter.com/4TwZ96y3nc
— Stadium (@watchstadium) July 25, 2017
Here’s a look at the Statcast analysis of that hit:
Hunter Renfroe going big fly pic.twitter.com/N5XQqlKYy7
— Daren Willman (@darenw) July 25, 2017
That’s certainly an impressive shot. It’s the 18th Renfroe has hit this season, his first full year in the big leagues. There’s still some work for him to do on his average (.229) and on-base percentage (.283), but he’s showing plenty of power, and slugging .449. And he’s definitely producing some highlights. This wasn’t enough for the Padres, as they still lost 5-3 and fell to 43-55 on the year, but it was a pretty good moment for them.
[Stadium on Twitter]