“The Potomac Nationals received a stellar Carolina League starting pitching debut from RHP Blake Schwartz, promoted today from Class-A Hagerstown, and a two-run rocket off the lumber of 1B Kevin Keyes, his first longball of the season, to sink the Carolina Mudcats on Wednesday evening at Five County Stadium,” the P-Nats Web site reported.
And that’s all true enough. But maybe the Keyes bit was more dramatic than the Schwartz bit. Read on.
“Keyes’ majestic, Ruthian blast was a high-arching drive that collided with a band of bulbs on the left field light pole, smashing one of the bulbs and putting that individual light out of commission a la The Natural.”
See, that’s the thing that would send me looking for more information. Tell me more, BeachCarolina.com:
“Kevin Keyes belted a soaring blast that shattered a bulb on the left field light tower to score the only runs in a 2-0 Potomac win over the Carolina Mudcats on Wednesday night at Five County Stadium. The homer was estimated to travel 440 feet.”
You can see a bit of the shattered bulb plummeting to the ground above. Watch the video below.
(Via everyone on the internet.)