Travis d'Arnaud absolutely crushes a ball for his 100th career home run

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Atlanta Braves fans are no strangers to how good Travis d'Arnaud is at hitting the baseball. Ever since he figured things out in Tampa and found himself in an Atlanta uniform, he's been one of baseballs best in the hitting department.

d'Arnaud has found his powerstroke in the last few seasons as he hit a career high 18 of them in 2022. He had just two home runs coming into Friday's game against the Rockies. He was sitting on 99 career home runs and it was only a matter of time before he hit number 100.

Friday, he decided it was time to reach that milestone at Truist Park. On a 2-0 count from Rockies pitcher, Dinelson Lamet, Travis absolutely destroyed a 94 mph fastball to center field. His 100th career home run was hit 474 feet and left the bat at 109.6 mph. The two-run homer put the Braves ahead 3-0.

As if that wasn't enough, d'Arnaud decided he was just getting started as he hit yet another two-run home run in the bottom of the third. This time he launched a 86 mph slider 433 feet at 110.2 mph into the seats in left field. This gives him 4 homers on the season and improves his average to .287 and gives him a .818 OPS.

Atlanta is lucky to have not just one but two incredible catchers yet again. It has been such an impressive thing to witness on a daily basis. There is no offensive drop off between the two of them and that is a luxury Braves fans are lucky to have. Murphy is the better defensive option but he and d'Arnaud have clearly figured something out offensively.

This will continue to be a fun season to watch d'Arnaud show Braves fans exactly why he was brought to Atlanta in the first place. AA clearly saw something that he knew would benefit the team for years to come and it's been very nice to see him proven right.