Hanley Ramirez hit the longest homerun of the year for the Dodgers, and Hanley hit one of the most exciting walk-off hits for the Dodgers on the year giving him two of the three top Dodger homeruns of the year. Mr. Friedman, are you reading? Losing Hanley’s bat from the Dodger lineup would be a big loss. Unless of course, you don’t enjoy watching giant moon shots hit nearly out of Coors Field or walk-off blasts in the twelfth inning…
2. 8/2/14: Hanley Ramirez launches a walk-off three-run homer to left field off Blake Parker to give the Dodgers a 5-2 win in the 12th inning.
Hanley’s first career walk-off homerun was with the Dodgers, and it shouldn’t be his last in Blue. Hanley hit most of his 13 homeruns (the same number he wears) during the first three months of the season. His only two homeruns in the last three months of the season came in August.
Aug 2, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez (13) hits a 3-run walk off home run in the twelfth inning of the game against the Chicago Cubs at Dodger Stadium. Dodgers won 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
One of the most thrilling types of homeruns is the walk-off homerun. There’s no better way to win a close or tied game then by walking off with the win in the bottom home half of the inning with a knockout homerun. Your teammates are waiting at home plate, the bubble machine is cranked up, and Gatorade dousing is sure to come during the postgame interview with Alanna Rizzo. It’s fun, and Hanley’s twelfth inning homerun against the Cubs on the second day of August was definitely a memorable moment during the season.
Like Hanley’s monster homerun in Coors, it was once again a rainy day. Los Angeles hardly gets any rain, but Hanley seems to hit very well in the rain. I’m not sure if I can look up stats on this, but both the big Hanley homeruns of the season came during a rainstorm.
Two outs. Bottom of the ninth. Hanley Ramirez, the soon-to-be free agent, hit a gorgeous three-run homerun off the Rockies’ Blake Parker which landed in the Dodgers’ bullpen. The Dodgers won with a score of 5-2, and Vin Scully’s call of the homerun will go down in history. I wish all of my memories were described by Vin Scully in my mind.
The homerun was Ramirez’s first since June 17th. He went 3-for-5 and also hit a single, a double and he drew a walk.
I See You hitting huge homeruns, Hanley!
The win against the Cubs was a team effort even though Hanley’s homerun was the exclamation point. Hyun-jin Ryu pitched 7 solid innings, and the Dodger bullpen (Brandon League, J.P. Howell, Kenley Jansen, Brian Wilson and Jamey Wright) pulled together to pitch 5 scoreless frames. A feat within itself.
"“I was watching the way they pitched to J.T. and they didn’t want to pitch to him, so I know I got to come through,” said Ramirez. “He just made a mistake, left something on top of the plate and I hit it out.”"
Which homerun do you think will top the list at number one? Make your prediction below in the comments!