Sunday, April 10, 2011

Video of Jerry Sands' first Triple-A home run

Jerry Sands hit his first Triple-A home run on Saturday night. I watched a lot of the Isotopes' game, but I missed the home run, of course.

Here's a video from YouTube user hipredcar. It's the only video I've been able to find thus far.

It sounds great off the crack of the bat and might have been helped by the friendly hitting conditions of the Pacific Coast League. Still, it's a nice opposite-field shot.

If Sands plays the entire season at Triple-A -- and at this rate, he won't -- he could easily flirt with 40 home runs. James Loney's spot as Dodgers' starting first baseman could be threatened in the coming months if Sands continues to hit.

Update (4/10, 2:39 p.m.): Sands hit his second home run in as many days. It was another opposite-field shot. Evan of New Mexico Fan said it was just over the 404-foot mark in right-center field.


  1. Personally,this is yet another glimpse of James Loney's coming exit from us. Loney has never lived up to his promise,now Sands is coming.

  2. Damn, the kid has got some sick opposite field power.

    I agree with J Oliver, Sands is that much closer to the majors.