Cron’s massive fourth-inning two-run homer off D-backs right-hander Keynan Middleton, which landed well above the seats and near that white promotional truck, was projected at 504 feet, matching the longest home run hit at Coors Field since Statcast began tracking in 2015. Giancarlo Stanton also hit a 504-foot homer here on Aug. 6, 2016, when he was with the Marlins.
Cron’s home run was one foot shorter than a 505-footer hit by Nomar Mazara (then with the Rangers) on June 21, 2019, the longest tracked by Statcast.
The homer was Cron’s 27th of the season. Strangely, it wasn’t the most unusual aspect of the evening.
Cron’s homer put the Rockies ahead, 8-1. But in the top of the fifth, the D-backs scored nine runs — including a Daulton Varsho go-ahead grand slam off Austin Gomber that gave Arizona a 10-8 lead. But Colorado rallied back and won on Elias Díaz’s three-run walk-off homer in the ninth, his second of the night.
To say the ball was flying at Coors Field on this night is an understatement. Cron’s blast was one of five hit by the Rockies and a combined eight by both teams.
Games at Coors Field this season are turning into long-drive contests. Cron’s was the second homer this week — and the fifth this year — to travel at least 486 feet.
Longest Coors Field home runs of 2022
1. C.J. Cron (Rockies), 504 feet on Sept. 9
2. Christian Yelich (Brewers), 499 feet on Sept. 6
3. Jesús Sánchez (Marlins), 496 feet on May 30
4. Ryan McMahon (Rockies), 495 feet off on Aug. 9
5. C.J. Cron (Rockies), 486 feet on June 17