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A Swing and a Drive #8: Lonnie Chisenhall digs it out

This is the third of a series looking at the Indians' 10 longest home runs of the 2012 season, as measured by ESPN's Hit Tracker.

Lonnie Chisenhall had plate discipline issues to work through in 2012 and still has to establish himself as the long-term answer at third base, but one thing he doesn't lack is power. Here he is on this list for the second time, with the 8th longest Tribe homer of 2012.

The Indians faced Carl Pavano and the Twins at home on June 1st. In the bottom of the second inning, with an 0-2 count and a runner on first, Pavano threw a low changeup. It looks like he may have wanted it on the outside half of the plate, but he missed towards the inside, and Chisenhall dropped the bat head down on the ball and crushed it deep into the seats in right field:


The Indians went on to win the game 7-1 behind 6 2/3 solid innings from Derek Lowe on his 39th birthday.

The homer traveled 426 feet and had an apex of 118 feet, which is the highest of all ten home runs on this list.

Chisenhall was not finished with the Twins; he would hit a longer home run off of them later in the season.

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