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Brew Crew Blasts #3: Ramirez's Encore

Aramis Ramirez nearly left Miller Park entirely on September 16 against the Mets.


Brew Crew Blasts is a look at the ten longest home runs hit by Brewer batters during the 2012 season, as measured by Hit Tracker Online. This is the second week for the daily series, and here are the home runs we've already covered:

10) Carlos Gomez against the Nationals on July 26, 439 feet
9) Aramis Ramirez against the Royals on June 14, 440 feet
Rickie Weeks against the Padres on October 1, 441 feet

Carlos Gomez against the Diamondbacks on June 30, 442 feet
Rickie Weeks against the Nationals on July 29, 443 feet
Ryan Braun against the Rockies on April 21, 448 feet
4) Corey Hart against the Twins on May 20, 449 feet

It doesn't happen often, but sometimes the sequel is better than the original.

In the fourth inning of a September 16 game against the Mets Ryan Braun gave the Brewers a 1-0 lead with a 421-foot solo homer off Chris Young. Aramis Ramirez, not to be outdone, followed him to the plate and hit this tape measure shot:

That ball traveled 458 feet and was the longest ball Ramirez has hit since September of 2007. It was the longest of 161 home runs allowed by the Mets in 2012.

As it turns out, Ramirez supplied most of the power on this one. The pitch he hit out was an 85 mph fastball, although it was put in near-perfect location:



As it turns out Braun had the last laugh on this day, hitting another homer in his next at bat. Three solo homers were all the Brewers needed as they completed a 3-0 win.