It has been a rough start for Hunter Dozier and Jorge Soler. Dozier has been hitting the ball hard, but running into some bad luck. Soler was mired in a 3-for-30 slump going into Wednesday’s game.
Well against Mariners starter Yusei Kikuchi, both hitters were able to take out some of their frustrations. In the second inning, Hunter Dozier lofted this 453-foot homer, his second of the season.
I am Hunter, destroyer of baseballs. pic.twitter.com/Cz9cvEiIcj— Kansas City Royals (@Royals) April 11, 2019
Good lord. Dozier just took out a HOF window.— David Lesky (@DBLesky) April 11, 2019
Good lord Hunter Dozier pic.twitter.com/rvpC3oY3HA— Patrick Brennan (@paintingcorner) April 11, 2019
Not to be outdone, Jorge Soler clobbered a pitch in the third.
454-feet later, that ball landed.
Jorge Soler's home run had a 115.1 mph exit velocity, the second hardest-hit homer for a Royal in the Statcast era. Kendrys Morales had the hardest hit HR at 115.5 in 2016.— Jeffrey Flanagan (@FlannyMLB) April 11, 2019
Soler's just hit the farthest home run at Kauffman (454 feet) since Carlos Correa's 455 foot homer last June.— Shaun Newkirk (@Shauncore) April 11, 2019
If only they gave you extra runs for home run distance!