San Diego Padres star Manny Machado hits baseballs very hard, and he showed off that ability against the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night at Petco Park.
Machado cranked a rocket home run that had a 119.6 mph exit velocity according to Statcast. That’s the fourth-highest exit velocity Statcast has tracked for a home run going back to 2015, and it’s the highest exit velocity on a homer since the New York Yankees’ Giancarlo Stanton hit a 121.3 mph blast on July 25, 2020.
120 mph exit velo 🚀🚀🚀 pic.twitter.com/WLLLyW81IZ
— San Diego Padres (@Padres) August 21, 2021
119.6 mph HR
That's the 4th-hardest hit HR tracked by Statcast (since 2015), behind only:
121.7 mph: Giancarlo Stanton, 8/9/18
121.3 mph: Giancarlo Stanton, 7/25/20
121.1 mph: Aaron Judge, 6/10/17 pic.twitter.com/unsroWAtHe
— Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) August 21, 2021
What Manny Machado did in the third inning was virtually impossible.
He hit a home run with a 15-degree launch angle, the lowest launch of any (non-inside-the-park) home run this season and the hardest-hit homer (119.6 mph) in the majors this season.
— Kevin Acee (@sdutKevinAcee) August 21, 2021
What a laser for Machado’s 22nd dinger of the season.
[Photo Credit: Bally Sports San Diego]