Kyle Schwarber smacked one of the longest HRs of the season on Monday night as the Phillies visited Atlanta. The mammoth shot traveled nearly 500 feet, completely leaving the confines of Truist Park.
The home run was one of five long balls on the day for Philadelphia as they built on their lead in the wildcard race.
The Phillies would leave the ballpark with a relatively easy 7-1 victory. After falling behind 1-0 in the first inning, Philadelphia would take total control. The offense scored in the second, third, and fourth innings to take a 4-1 advantage.
They tacked on three more runs in the sixth inning to a commanding lead.
Each of those runs came via the long ball, and the last one of the night was certainly the most majestic.
Kyle Schwarber stepped to the dish in the top of that sixth frame and proceeded to launch a missile of a HR beyond the right field stands. An absolute no-doubter.
483 foot MOONSHOT for Kyle Schwarber! 😱 pic.twitter.com/hlaOQStq5t
— MLB (@MLB) September 19, 2023
The homer was Schwarber’s 45th of the season and the second-longest of his career.
Fans quickly commented on the moonshot.
“I refuse the believe that ball went less than 500ft,” one fan wrote.
“Kyle Schwarber massacred that ball,” another said.
My honest reaction pic.twitter.com/Qekc5hYbGj
— Philly Sports Sufferer (@mccrystal_alex) September 19, 2023
The HR was apparently the longest hit by an opposing player in Truist Park.
With the win, Philadelphia moved to 82-68 on the year. The Phillies now hold a four-game lead in the wildcard race as they look to secure their spot in the MLB postseason.