Chris Davis Is Fine-Tuned Pile Of Deltoids
This is Chris Davis’ three-run rainmaker off of Jake McGee on April 2nd.
The pitch: A first pitch, letter-high, 91 mph fastball. AKA: A mistake.
The swing: Like this, but left-handed.
The velocity off the bat: 102.1 mph
The elevation angle: 30.5º
The distance (horizontally): 396 feet
The distance (vertically): This ball broke through the roof of The Trop, bounced off the moon, burst into flames on its fall back to Earth, broke a second hole in the Trop’s roof, and landed in the right field bleachers as a smoldering pile of horsehide, wool and yarn.
The verdict: That is torque, my friends. And phenomenal brute strength. But also torque. Goddamn does he make it look effortless.