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The Washington Nationals lost Thursday night to the Colorado Rockies 3-2 to drop them to 60-60 on the season, and four full games back of the New York Mets in the National League East. While it’s hardly any consolation for Nats fans, they at least got themselves in one record book in the game, as outfielder Michael Taylor hit the longest home run of 2015.
Taylor’s two-run shot to tie the game in the seventh inning was projected to land at 493 feet away from the plate, according to Statcast, surpassing the previous record of 484 feet set earlier in the season by the Marlins’ Giancarlo Stanton. In addition to being the furthest home run hit this season, Taylor’s blast was also the third longest in the history of Coors field, after a 1997 Mike Piazza dinger, and a 2012 homer by Stanton.
Taylor came only seven feet away from having MLB’s first 500-foot homer since Adam Dunn did it in 2008, but it’s still quite the impressive blast.