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Uribe's Unique HR

In Game 6 of the NLCS, Juan Uribe hit an 8th inning HR off Ryan Madson, breaking a 2-2 tie and leading the San Francisco Giants to victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.  How rare was this HR?  Let's take a look.

After retiring both Pat Burrell and Cody Ross, Ryan Madson threw Juan Uribe a first pitch slider.  Uribe went the other way with the pitch, sending it over the right field wall.

Juan Uribe's HR off Ryan Madson in Game 6

Juan Uribe's ISO vs. RHP Sliders since 2008Since 2008, Uribe has hit 13 HR's off right handed sliders, and Madson's was the only one to go opposite field.  In fact, Uribe had hit no opposite field HR's at all since 2008 before facing Madson in Game 6.  And it was the second HR that Madson allowed to a RHB on a slider since 2008.

Juan Uribe's HR Locations since 2008

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Reader Comments (2)

I don't know where you're pulling your pitch data from, but Ryan Madson doesn't throw a slider.

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSJHaack

According to Carlos Ruiz, Ryan Madson does throw a Slider:
"I called the cutter, and when you can feel that it's working well, you just keep calling it," Ruiz said. "And tonight for him the slider and the cutter were working so well."

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRafe Anderson

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