Bradley Zimmer’s last home run at home for the season was a memorable one.
Bradley Zimmer finally returned to the field consistently for the first time in years during the 2021 campaign. While his season wasn’t anywhere close to what many had hoped the former first-round pick would be able to produce, just seeing him out there was enough during this list season.
Zimmer’s power never really materialized, hitting only seven doubles and seven home runs through 278 at-bats. His plate vision needs a lot of work, as he struck out 117 times and only registered 62 hits through the 93 games he played so far.
Yet, in game 94, Zimmer made a mark on the season that many had wished they could do in their life but never were able to; hit a major league home run off of their brother.
Bradley Zimmer homers off of his brother in Indians last home game
The Zimmer siblings have faced each other before, at least three times that we can find. Once in Triple-A, where Bradley hit a single off of Kyle to score a run, but which also resulted in a runner getting tagged out, and so far three times in the Majors.
The first of which came in July, when Kyles struck out Bradley. The second came in August when Bradley worked the count to get a walk. Now the fourth matchup and the third in the Majors came when the Zimmer siblings met in Cleveland for the Indians’ final home game of the season.
It’s fitting it was a makeup game that saw the two meet again, as there may be some need to make up after the game is over. Bradley stepped in on in the bottom of the eight, no on, no out and starring down his brother.
Kyle worked the count 1-1 when Bradley took aim. A pitch low and possibly out of the batters-box never saw the inside of the catcher’s mitt, as Bradley swung perfectly, sending the ball to the seats in right field.
Bradley is now 2-3 with a walk against Kyle, and it is more than likely the two brothers will meet again in the not too distant future. Perhaps tomorrow, or in any of the two games the Royals and Indians will have to close out their season series as The Tribe heads over to Kansas City for their last series of the season.