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Brew Crew Blasts #2: Lucroy unloads again

Lucroy had three of the Brewers' eight longest homers in 2013, but this was the biggest one.


When last we looked at 2013's longest homers back on December 17, we talked about a 436-foot bomb Lucroy hit off Paul Maholm of the Braves. That was the longest homer Lucroy hit at Miller Park in 2013, but on the road he went deeper.

Between July 6-20 Lucroy homered six times in nine games, driving in eleven runs on 15 hits. The biggest of those came on July 11 against the Diamondbacks, when the Brewers catcher came up fourth and hit this two-run blast off Wade Miley:

That ball traveled 445 feet, making it the longest drive of Lucroy's career (he had previously hit one 442 feet in 2010). It was also the longest homer given up by Diamondbacks pitcher Wade Miley, but only the fourth longest ball hit by an opposing player at Chase Field this season.

Sadly, this homer was not enough: The Brewers ran out to a 3-0 lead in the game but eventually lost 5-3.

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