The Boston Red Sox’s Hanley Ramirez has had a solid start to his 2016 season at the plate. The veteran’s batting average is up from .249 in 2015 to .298 right now, and the OPS is up from .717 to .795.

Ramirez entered May with just one homer, but has hit three homers over the last week, and the most recent homer went a long, long way. Watch Ramirez send a Sean Manaea offering well beyond on the Green Monster on Tuesday night against the Oakland Athletics:

If you need any more confirmation that Ramirez got all of that one, it registered an exit velocity of 114 mph, and went 468 feet. That’s the second-longest homer so far of the 2016 MLB season:

The Red Sox tallied three runs in the bottom of the first inning, giving them a good start in a game they will need to win if they hope to overtake the Baltimore Orioles for first place in the AL East. Ramirez certainly got them off to a booming start.

About Harry Lyles Jr.

Harry Lyles Jr. is an Atlanta-based writer, and a Georgia State University graduate.