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Early fireworks in Chicago: Drew Stubbs and the Reds are crushing home runs

Posted by Andy on July 4, 2010

The Reds crushed 7 home runs against the Cubs today, including 3 by Drew Stubbs (as well as single homers by Corky Miller, Brandon Phillips, Jonny Gomes, and Paul Janish.)

Amazingly, the Reds have cornered the market on 7-homer games. They now have the last 4 in MLB:

Rk Date Tm Opp Rslt PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO
1 2008-09-19 CIN MIL W 11-2 41 40 11 15 0 0 7 11 1 5
2 2008-07-10 CIN CHC W 12-7 48 44 12 18 1 0 7 12 3 6
3 2008-05-07 CIN CHC W 9-0 43 38 9 15 0 0 7 9 4 6
4 2007-09-11 (1) TEX DET W 13-6 46 41 13 14 3 1 7 12 4 7
5 2007-07-31 NYY CHW W 16-3 44 39 16 16 2 0 8 16 4 2
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 7/4/2010.

The Cubs have been brutalized in 3 of those games.

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8 Responses to “Early fireworks in Chicago: Drew Stubbs and the Reds are crushing home runs”

  1. The Cubs have also cornered the market it allowing 7 HR, having been victims to three of the Reds' last four assaults.

  2. I am a Reds fan. Can we schedule it to have Cincinnati play the Cubs 150 times a year?

  3. Wow. How many 8-hole hitters have ever hit multi homers in a game?

  4. Speaking of the Reds, how on earth did Joey Votto not get selected for the All-Star game? Ryan Howard gets in ahead of him? I sure hope Votto wins the final-man vote; if not, this will go down as one of the worst All-Star snubs ever.

  5. It looks like it was only 3 times for the Cubs. The 4th was the South Siders.

  6. Kahuna Tuna Says:

    How many 8-hole hitters have ever hit multi homers in a game?

    I'm not a subscriber so I can't post a full list, but according to the non-subscriber summary the Play Index contains 529 instances of No. 8 hitters with two or more homers in a game. There have been eight such events so far in 2010, including a three-homer game by Toronto's John Buck in a late-April game against Oakland.

    So it's not especially rare.

  7. Mike Gaber Says:

    In answer to #3

    I don't know about other # 8 hitters getting 3 homers, but what about a # 9 hitter?

    In the ALCS Post Season game 5 on October 13 vs Minnesota Twins, Adam Kennedy hit 3 homers from the # 9 batter slot.

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/ANA/ANA200210130.shtml

  8. [...] Andy's post from earlier today, Gonzo raised the question about Drew Stubbs hitting three home runs from the 8 hole in the line-up. [...]