See Tommy Hanson’s decreased Velocity become part of the Upper Deck

Tommy Hanson, some would say you deserved a better fate.

Here we see frame-by-frame Hanson’s once dazzling 89 MPH fastball hit into the seats in right field at Nationals Park. This was the most impressive of Harper’s five career home runs in my opinion. Watch the speed of the bat head exploding through the zone.

The blast came while opponents were still patting Steve Lombardozzi on the butt for taking his own bite out of Hanson in the way of his first big league home run.

Hanson probably had the last laugh (until he regains some RPM’s on that fastball, this happens all summer long) because the Braves won the game 3-2 and knocked the Nationals from sole possession of first place in the NL East.

Tommy Hanson's fastball is owned and dominated.



  1. Charlie Hensley

    June 4, 2012 at 2:11 PM

    Amazing homer….but who got thrown out at third trying to be a hero, and who was the winning pitcher?

  2. TheNaturalMevs

    June 4, 2012 at 2:31 PM

    Very true Charlie. Check out this article

    As Dan Daly points out, you can’t fault Harper for trying for third in yesterday’s game, at least not fully. With the way the Nationals have been slumping, he’s just trying to make something happen and take every base he can. They have to fix Ryan Zimmerman and soon.

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