In the first game of the final series of the year, Balentien belted a solo shot against Pittsburgh’s Daniel McCutcheon that, if it hadn’t been for the upper deck bleachers in left field, would have traveled an estimated 495 feet. I believe that qualifies as a “moon shot.”
His blast cleared Mark Reynolds’ second-place distance by a good 14 feet. Additionally, the calculated speed off the bat came in as the fastest at 122.3 mph.
For those of you who would like to see the epic dinger for yourself, here you go .
In case you were wondering, the Reds lost that titanic struggle 3-1.
Now, if the Reds could only teach him how to hit .