Chicago Cubs catcher Victor Caratini hit his eighth home run of the year on Thursday night.
Chicago Cubs catcher Victor Caratini hit his eighth home run of the year on Thursday night.

WATCH: Victor Caratini smashes moonshot into upper deck


by - Senior Writer -

NEW YORK — Taking New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom in the top of the second on Thursday, Chicago Cubs first baseman Victor Caratini walloped a solo dinger into the upper deck at Citi Field. The solo blast made the score 1-1 and marked Caratini's eighth home run of the year.

The towering 377-foot blast left the bat at 38 degrees and sported a 106-degree launch angle. Caratini smacked a slider from deGrom out to right-center field after making perfect contact on the second pitch of the at-bat. Adding a hilarious element to the dinger was Mets right fielder Michael Conforto unnecessarily jumping at the wall in an attempt at catching the towering blast.

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