Jeff Samardzija crushes longest HR by a pitcher in Statcast era

Apparently Giants starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija has been taking batting advice from teammate Madison Bumgarner.

Coors Field helps any player at the plate but Samardzija demolished a fastball from Rockies’ right-hander Antonio Senzatela over the right-center field wall for his third career home run.

Not only did he add a bat flip and yell as he crossed home plate but MLB.com’s Statcast saw the ball go 446 feet, the longest home run hit by a pitcher in the Statcast era, which started in 2015.

Unfortunately for Samardzija, he was saddled with the loss Friday on the mound after allowing eight runs on 11 hits in six innings of work.

The Cavaliers are in hot pursuit of Paul George, even if he’d only spend one year in Cleveland as a rental, and the Nuggets could be the third team that makes the trade possible, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein and Chris Haynes. A possible three-team trade could result in George in Cleveland and Kevin Love in Denver, Stein reported. One version of the trade includes Kenneth Faried being traded to the Cavaliers, according to Haynes.

Denver also has young assets in guards Gary Harris, Emmauel Mudiay and Jamal Murray, who could potentially make the three-team trade possible.

Chris Paul will become an unrestricted free agent after opting out of his Blue Jays Cheap Jerseys contract with the Clippers and there’s a chance he leaves Los Angeles for another team in the Western Conference. Namely, the Rockets.

ESPN’s Chris Haynes appeared on SportsCenter on Saturday and his top storyline Best Place For Cheap Jerseys was Paul potentially signing with Houston. The Rockets have a serious chance of luring Chris Paul away, Haynes said.
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