Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez has been demolishing the ball in the second half of the season, which was no secret when he hit an awe-inspiring home run on Monday.
In the fourth inning of the Rockies' 4-2 defeat to the New York Mets, Gonzalez ripped a line drive to left-center off of a 3-1 fastball from Mets starter Jon Niese.
Just as the Rockies' play-by-play announcer began to make the call that DJ LeMahieu, who was on first base, would have a chance to score on the play, as the ball appeared headed to bounce off the wall, the ball cleared the left-center field wall for a home run.
As impressive as 450-plus-foot home runs are, this shot off CarGo's bat was just as laudable.
For a left-handed hitter to clear the opposite-field wall with a line drive is nothing to scoff at, particularly when it leaves the yard in 3.85 seconds as Gonzalez's did.
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Gonzalez's exit velocity on the swing was a blazing 110.2 mph with a launch angle of 16.6 degrees. CarGo's low launch angle and lightning launch speed should come as no surprise, as he hit a home run last week that left his bat at an angle of 18.8 degrees and 111.8 mph.
Gonzalez has been tearing the cover off the ball since the All-Star break. The Rockies right fielder has 13 home runs and 29 RBI since the Midsummer Classic, quickly increasing his season totals to 26 homers and 64 RBI with a third of the season remaining.