Athletics

Watch Murphy blast A's longest home run of 2020 season

Athletics

A’s catcher Sean Murphy hit a ball very far. That’s it, that’s the blog.

Kidding.

The rookie’s 464-foot home run in the top of the second inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Field on Friday is the A’s longest homer of the season. 

And …

Is that good? That sounds really good.

To be in the same Statcast category as Matt Olson is certainly a compliment. Olson once hit a 483-foot bomb in 2017 which had been the longest one from an A’s player since the beginning of the Statcast era at the beginning of the 2015 season.

Murphy’s fifth jack of the season, measured in at 112.5 mph exit velocity, put the A’s up 5-1.

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Murphy’s power continues to impress at the plate and manager Bob Melvin said recently he’s always “one swing away from hitting a homer.”

That’s one way to celebrate a week after graduating from prospect lists.