Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports

Justin Upton smashes second home run of the game (GIF)

Atlanta Braves outfielder Justin Upton entered Thursday night’s game against the New York Mets and young starter Jenrry Mejia with zero home runs on the season.

He now has two home runs, including this massive shot that was his second of the night. Not to be overlooked in the GIF contained below is Mejia’s reaction after the ball leaves Upton’s bat.

Justin-Upton-home-run-hwkane

To be clear, that baseball traveled a long, long distance.

Upton is coming off an up and down season, unable to be consistently productive after a torrid start to the 2013 season. In total his numbers were .263/.354/.464 with an .818 OPS. On a Braves team that will have to rely more on offense for its victories in 2014, much of their fate will be decided by Upton’s production. As such, the team will hope that this game is the start of a hot streak for their slugger.

Tags: Atlanta Braves Justin Upton

comments powered by Disqus