Red Sox Minor Leaguer Johan Mieses Crushes Home Run In Olympics

Mieses also has shown his power in Double-A and Triple-A this season

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August 3, 2021

Johan Mieses needed only one swing to make a name for himself on the international stage.

The Boston Red Sox minor leaguer obliterated a home run Tuesday for the Dominican Republic at the Tokyo Olympics. The D.R. was trailing Israel 6-5 in the ninth inning when Mieses blasted a solo home run so far it nearly left the ballpark.

Mieses’ moon-shot tied the game, and the Dominican Republic went on to win 7-6 in a walk-off. The result eliminated Israel, and set up a United States versus Dominican Republic matchup, which will take place Wednesday.

Mieses has played 23 games each for the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs and Triple-A Worcester Red Sox in 2021. He’s batting a combined .281 with 15 home runs and 35 RBIs with a .979 OPS.

While his minor-league exploits haven’t garnered much attention, his Olympic-sized homer certainly has. Fans certainly will take notice if he continues to hit bombs when he returns to Polar Park after the Tokyo Games.

Thumbnail photo via Mandi Wright/USA TODAY Sports Images
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