The Los Angeles Dodgers got ahead big in Game 5 of the NLCS thanks to a power showing from Chris Taylor. How far did his three home runs fly?
To say Chris Taylor was hot for the Dodgers in Game 5 would be an understatement. The flames on his bat were so hot they were Dodger Blue.
With elimination on the line, Taylor came through with three home runs against the Braves to give Los Angeles hope of extending the series.
How far did each of those puppies go?
Chris Taylor’s third home run in Game 5 went 388 feet
Taylor’s third homer was his shortest, flying 388 feet.
It’s a good thing he hit that one at Dodger Stadium because it wouldn’t have gone out in most other MLB ballparks.
Chris Taylor’s first home run in Game 5 went 406 feet
Taylor’s first effort went over 400 feet and given its location it would have been gone no matter what city he struck it in.
That one put the Dodgers up 3-2 in the second inning.
Chris Taylor’s second home run in Game 5 went 415 feet
Taylor needed distance on his second bomb. It traveled 415 over center field.
That one gave LA a commanding 6-2 lead.
Taylor had hit two home runs in a game four times before, but this is the first time he’s gone yard three times in one outing.
It begs the question of why the Braves continued to pitch to him despite how clearly he was feeling it. They paid the price for giving him hittable pitches when they probably should have just walked him.
Taylor wasn’t the only one to blast multiple home runs in Game 5. AJ Pollock, who opened the scoring for LA with a solo shot in the second inning, hit one out again in the eighth inning as the Dodgers ran away with it.