Citi Field Homeruns

Tracking homeruns:
Comparing new and old fence dimensions.
137. Hairston v Turner: Two Outs, 3-2 Fastball, 2 runs.138. Davis v LeBlanc: Two Outs, 3-2 Change-up.

137. Hairston v Turner: Two Outs, 3-2 Fastball, 2 runs.
138. Davis v LeBlanc: Two Outs, 3-2 Change-up.

Anonymous asked: what sections do most homeruns go into?

I don’t know what you mean by a section.  Most homeruns are in right field.  But not by much.  There are 55 in left, 23 in center, and 58 in right.  

The densest area of homeruns is probably the bullpen door, the little indent in right field.  There have been 9 homeruns hit to that area, and 9 more in that general vicinity.  And that is only a 20’ x 20’ area.

I have been trying to think of a way to make an image to portray this information.  During tonights ‘game’, after Howard’s grand slam, I decided to put it together in this format.  I couldn’t decide which of these two images to use, so why not post both?  Up represents home runs hit by opponents, Down represents the Mets.  Because there is no other direction to symbolize the Mets.  Anyhow, in the second image, the length of the line represents the value of the home run.  Longest being a grand slam, obviously.

As you can see in the picture, the Mets started nicely, had a nice little forest around the 1/3 point, and have been meandering their way through the daunting steppes ever since.  Barely a tree in sight, and even the ones they manage to find are twisted, gnarled, and hopelessly insufficient for their needs. 

Meanwhile, their opponents find themselves in a lush forest full of happy little woodland animals, happiness and success. 

135. Baxter v Cloyd: One Out, 0-2 Cutter.136. Howard v Edgin: Two outs, 3-1 Fastball, 4 runs.

135. Baxter v Cloyd: One Out, 0-2 Cutter.
136. Howard v Edgin: Two outs, 3-1 Fastball, 4 runs.

132. Rollins v Harvey: Leadoff 3-1 Fastball.133. Wright v Hamels: 0 Outs, 1-0 Change-up.134. Howard v Edgin: 2 Outs, 0-1 Fastball, 2 runs.

132. Rollins v Harvey: Leadoff 3-1 Fastball.
133. Wright v Hamels: 0 Outs, 1-0 Change-up.
134. Howard v Edgin: 2 Outs, 0-1 Fastball, 2 runs.

130. Rollins v Dickey: One Out, 0-1 Knuckleball.131. Brown v Dickey: 0 Outs, 0-1 Knuckleball.

130. Rollins v Dickey: One Out, 0-1 Knuckleball.
131. Brown v Dickey: 0 Outs, 0-1 Knuckleball.

Anonymous asked: How many home runs this year that wouldn't have been last year.

So far, 35.

128. Zimmerman v Harvey: 0 Outs, 1-0 Fastball.129. Desmond v Rauch: 0 Outs, 1-1 Curveball.

128. Zimmerman v Harvey: 0 Outs, 1-0 Fastball.
129. Desmond v Rauch: 0 Outs, 1-1 Curveball.

126. Moore v Dickey: One out, 0-0 Knuckleball, 2 runs.127. Hairston v Clippard: One out, 1-0 Fastball.

126. Moore v Dickey: One out, 0-0 Knuckleball, 2 runs.
127. Hairston v Clippard: One out, 1-0 Fastball.

122. Suzuki v McHugh: 0 outs, 1-2 Slider.123. Zimmerman v McHugh: Two outs, 1-2 Slider, 2 runs.124. Desmond v McHugh: 0 outs, 3-2 Fastball, 2 runs.125. Hairston v Gonzalez: 0 outs, 2-0 Fastball.

122. Suzuki v McHugh: 0 outs, 1-2 Slider.
123. Zimmerman v McHugh: Two outs, 1-2 Slider, 2 runs.
124. Desmond v McHugh: 0 outs, 3-2 Fastball, 2 runs.
125. Hairston v Gonzalez: 0 outs, 2-0 Fastball.