That was fun, I'm not going to lie to you. I've never hit a home run – ever, since I was a Little Leaguer. That's the first ball I've hit over a fence in 38 years of existence. The home runs I'd hit as a kid, they'd just roll and they'd kick it around. But I've never hit a ball, ever, over a fence.Lowe was leading off the bottom of the third inning, and he hit the 8th pitch of the at-bat (bbbccff).
The home run came in Lowe's 425th major league at-bat (and 522nd plate appearance). He's the third pitcher since 1900 to hit his first home run at age 38 or older (all three guys went deep in the third inning!):
AGE TEAM OPP PITCHER DATE Preacher Roe 38 LAD PIT Bob Hall July 7, 1953 (G2) Top of 3rd, 1 out, 0 on, 1-0 count Randy Johnson 40 ARZ MIL Doug Davis September 19, 2003 Top of 3rd, 1 out, 0 on, 2-0 count Derek Lowe 38 ATL WAS John Lannan August 31, 2011 Bottom of 3rd, 0 out, 0 on, 3-2 count