Bradley Zimmer of the Indians hits a home run off his brother, the pitcher.
Bradley Zimmer expressed “mixed emotions” after hitting a home run in the Cleveland Indians’ most recent victory. His older brother, Kansas City Royals pitcher Kyle Zimmer, was the target of the explosion.
The solo shot came in the eighth inning of Progressive Field’s 8-3 triumph on Monday.
Bradley Zimmer told reporters, “I’d say it’s a mix of feelings.” “I don’t think I should be proud of myself just because I hit it well with my brother.
“Hopefully, we’ll be on the same squad one day….” It was enjoyable. It was a small measure of redemption. I had to make amends after he had gotten me the first time.”
When the younger Zimmer walked into the box to lead off the bottom of the inning, the Indians were up 6-3. On the first pitch from his right-handed brother, he took a fastball for a ball.
The Indians right fielder was then forced to swing and miss by the Royals relief pitcher. The younger Zimmer then blasted a 408-foot homer to right field off his brother’s 1-1 pitch.
According to Statcast, the solo shot flew 106 feet over the field and traveled 107 mph. With an RBI sacrifice fly two at-bats later, Indians second baseman Andres Gimenez drove in the game’s last run.
In the win, Bradley Zimmer finished 2 for 4 with three runs scored and an RBI. In one inning, Kyle Zimmer gave up two hits and two runs.
Shortstop At the plate, the Indians were led by Amed Rosario. He hit four home runs and drove in three runs while also scoring two runs. Myles Straw, the center fielder, had two singles in the win.
In the loss, Royals catcher Salvador Perez went 2 for 4 with two RBIs.
Bradley Zimmer, 28, is hitting.228 this season with eight home runs and 31 RBIs. Kyle Zimmer, 30, is 4-1 in 51 innings with a 5.12 ERA, 44 strikeouts, and two saves in 2021.
In their previous two meetings this season, Kyle had struck out and walked his younger brother.
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