Brew Crew Blasts #1: Gomez tops the charts

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After weeks of buildup, today we're finally ready to reveal 2013's longest home run.

Carlos Gomez led the Brewers with 24 homers in 2013, so it's only fair that he hit the team's last one (against the Mets on September 28) and their longest.

The latter came in the ninth inning of what would eventually be an 8-3 loss to the Rockies on July 26. The game was already more or less decided when Gomez came to the plate to lead off the inning against Manny Corpas, but the ball he hit off the veteran reliever is still a thing of beauty:

That rocket traveled 449 feet and left Gomez's bat going 112.8 mph, meaning it was also the fastest homer hit by a Brewer in 2013. It was only the sixth longest homer hit at Coors Field in 2013, but it was easily the longest by an NL Central opponent: Alfonso Soriano was second on that list with a 428 foot drive when he was still a member of the Cubs.

This was the second of homers on back-to-back days for Gomez, and his only positive contribution in the game. He finished with a 1-for-4 line and three strikeouts.

Brew Crew Blasts is a multi-part series looking at the longest and most notable home runs hit by Brewers in 2013. You can see them all in their special section, or follow the links below to their individual posts:

Rank Date Player Distance Post
10t July 1 Juan Francisco 428 feet Post
10t May 14 Jean Segura 428 feet Post
9 September 25 Carlos Gomez 429 feet Post
8 May 31 Jonathan Lucroy 429 feet Post
7 May 15 Rickie Weeks 430 feet Post
6 August 27 Aramis Ramirez 432 feet Post
5 July 5 Juan Francisco 433 feet Post
4 August 15 Khris Davis 434 feet Post
3 June 23 Jonathan Lucroy 436 feet Post
2 July 11 Jonathan Lucroy 445 feet Post
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