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A Swing and a Drive #6: Lonnie Chisenhall into the Indians' bullpen

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

Lonnie Chisenhall missed a lot of time due to a fractured forearm in 2012 and only had five home runs, but three of his homers traveled between 425-430 feet, making him the only hitter to appear on this list three times. His homer on September 18 against the Twins at Progressive Field was the 6th longest of the season.

The Twins had an early 2-1 lead in the top of the second, and with one out, P.J. Walters started off Chisenhall with an 89 mph fastball. Chisenhall was all over it. He smoked the pitch deep to center field into the Indians' bullpen. I was sitting in the section next to the bullpen for this game, but I'm not clearly visible in this video. (There was another play that happened right in front of us - Brantley's leaping catch at the wall - where I'm visible).

The game remained close, with a few lead changes, but finally the Twins would win 6-5 in the 12th.

Chisenhall's drive went 430 feet and was the fourth longest hit at Progressive Field all year (second longest by an Indians hitter).

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