Space Coast Stadium has been open for 18 years and, near as anyone can tell, only one homer's been hit where Jason Heyward put one Thursday.

In the fifth inning of a 6-3 loss to the Washington Nationals, the Braves outfielder hit a monster home run to straightaway center that sailed over the 35-foot green wall that serves as the "batter's eye" backdrop. It's 404 feet to the base of the wall.

"I think he just missed it," cracked Nationals pitcher Edwin Jackson, who threw the fastball that Heyward demolished.

"I got that one pretty good," said Heyward, who homered for the second consecutive game and fourth time this spring. "I knew I got it great. He throws pretty hard. I put a good swing on a pitch, stayed through the middle, didn't come off it."