Ryan Howard sent a 1-1 slider 454 feet to center field for a solo home run in a 4-2 victory over the Rockies, giving the Phillies seven wins in their last eight games.
Statcast™ data said the ball left his bat at 108 mph, making it one of his hardest hit balls of the season.
“I’m trying to get into [Giancarlo] Stanton range,” Howard said.
It was Howard’s longest home run since he hit one 465 feet in August 2011, according to ESPN. In October of that year, Howard ruptured his left Achilles in Game 5 of the National League Division Series.
“I felt like I hit it pretty good,” he said. “I got the sweet part of the bat on the ball. It had some good backspin on it.”