With two outs and one runner on base in the fifth inning, Giants starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija unloaded on a ball for a two-run blast against the Rockies Friday night at Coors Field.
Right after Samardzija knocked one into orbit over the right-center field wall, he gave a gloriously aggressive bat flip and then screamed as he crossed home plate.
Jeff Samardzija home run + bat flip + scream: pic.twitter.com/u77Gc5v3Ui— Alex Pavlovic (@PavlovicNBCS) June 17, 2017
Even more impressive, Samardzija made history with his home run. Major League Baseball's tracking system Statcast saw the ball go 446 feet, the longest home run hit by a pitcher in the Statcast era, which started in 2015.
That's one strong Shark.
Jeff Samardzija just #crushed the longest HR by a pitcher in #Statcast era (446 feet): https://t.co/YzhswVTJ2t pic.twitter.com/TXFybAwirc— #Statcast (@statcast) June 17, 2017
Samardzija has now hit three home runs in his career. The historic swing was his first long ball with the Giants.