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GIF: Carlos Beltran's NLDS home run stroke, in super slow-mo

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer

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In the third inning of Thursday's NLDS encounter between the Pirates and Cardinals, St. Louis outfielder Carlos Beltran went upper tank to give the hosts a 3-0 lead. Here's a slow-motion look at the mighty cut that did it ...

A thing of beauty is what that is. Beltran gets the hips into it, drives off the back leg, rolls his wrists, releases the top hand and ... circuit clout, which is absolutely a term that needs to be revived.

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