That Ball Is Gone!

Home runs were flying out of ballparks on Thursday. There were 32 home runs on Thursday.  There were only 11 games played.  If the Nationals were playing yesterday, there would have been even more home runs.

Put that in your note book. You may never see that many again!  It surely was a day of homers.

The only games that did not feature homers were the Chicago White Sox @ Toronto Blue Jays and Detroit Tigers @ Seattle Mariners.  I bet if Michael Morse were in the game, he would have hit one for the Mariners.

The most exciting home run yesterday was hit by Baltimore Orioles catcher Matt Wieters.  He hit a walkoff grand salami to push the O’s by the Rays, 10-6.

In fact, the “Catchers Brigade” was hitting across the MLB yesterday. Catchers on all teams were hitting well.  Lots of doubles. MANY doubles. MORE RBI doubles.

The offense in the MLB on Thursday was certainly stellar.  But if you like the long ball, you were in for a treat on Thursday.  Here’s a list of all of them that were hit.

Tampa Bay @ Baltimore

Desmond Jennings (TBR) (OF)

Evan Longoria (TBR) (3B)

Noland Reimold (BAL) (OF)

Jose Molina (TBR) (C)

Steve Pearce (BAL) (DH)

James Loney (TBR) (1B)

Matt Wieters (BAL) (Walkoff grand slam in 12th) (C)

San Francisco @ Milwaukee

Ryan Braun (MIL) (OF)

Yovani Gallardo (MIL) (P)– Yes, even the pitchers were hitting home runs!

Jonathan Lucroy (MIL) (C)

Brandon Crawford (SFG) (INF)

Texas @ Chicago NL

Anthony Rizzo (CHC) (1B)

Alfonso Soriano (CHC) (OF)

Ian Kinsler (TEX) (2B)

Nelson Cruz (TEX) (OF)

New York NL @ Colorado

Josh Rutledge (COL) (2B)

Dexter Fowler (COL) (OF)

Troy Tulowitski (COL) (SS)

Arizona @ New York AL

Didi Gregorius (ARZ) (SS)

Martin Prado (ARZ) (3B)

Robinson Cano (NYY) (2B)

Francisco Cervelli (NYY) (C)

Atlanta @ Pittsburgh

B.J. Upton (ATL) (OF)– Another lead-off homer for B.J. Upton!

Russell Martin (PIT) (C)

Chris Johnson (ATL) (1B)

Pedro Alvarez (PIT) (3B)

Justin Upton (ATL) (OF)

Evan Gattis (ATL) (PH)– Another Gattis home run off the bench.  He’s really cleaning up!

Boston @ Cleveland

Jarrod Saltalamacchia (BOS) (C)

Saint Louis @ Philadelphia

Carlos Beltran (STL) (OF)

Miami @ Cincinnati– Small ball park, what do you expect?

Justin Ruggiano (MIA) (OF)

Todd Frazier (CIN) (3B)

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The next Nationals game is tonight versus the Mets.  It’s a good match-up, Stephen Strasburg versus the new phenom Matt Harvey.  Watch F.P. and Bob tonight!

NATS @ METS: 7:10 PM
MATT HARVEY VS. STEPHEN STRASBURG 
CITI FIELD, FLUSHING, QUEENS, NY
USE HASHTAG #UPSETTHEMETS


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