Sometimes, you just know. And when Starling Marte hit a 2-1 fastball to deep center field, he knew.
“I feel it,” Marte said after his walk-off
bat flip home run. “I don’t have to see it.”
It was just Marte’s second home run of the year, but according to ESPN’s Home Run Tracker it had a True Distance of 427 feet and would have left 27 of the 30 major league ballparks.
Wily Peralta tossed eight scoreless innings in a 2-0 win against the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night, allowing three hits and two walks while striking out a season-high seven batters.
His fastball was working.
As was his slider.
Peralta also doubled in the only two runs of the game, putting the game permanently out of reach for his fourth win in six starts.