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Home Runs of April 12, 2008
|Batter||Team (B)||Inning||Pitcher||Team (P)||Situation|
|Jeff Francoeur (2)||Braves||1st||John Lannan (2)||Nationals||2 on, 1 out, 4-0|
|Jeff Francoeur (3)||Braves||6th||Jason Bergmann (4)||Nationals||1 on, 2 out, 9-1|
|Brian McCann (3)||Braves||6th||Jason Bergmann (5)||Nationals||0 on, 2 out, 10-1|
|Orlando Cabrera (1)||White Sox||3rd||Justin Verlander (3)||Tigers||0 on, 2 out, 1-0|
|Bill Hall (5)||Brewers||4th||Johan Santana (2)||Mets||0 on, 0 out, 2-2|
|Rickie Weeks (2)||Brewers||5th||Johan Santana (3)||Mets||0 on, 1 out, 3-2|
|Gabe Kapler (3)||Brewers||7th||Johan Santana (4)||Mets||1 on, 2 out, 5-2|
|David Wright (2)||New York Mets||8th||Ben Sheets (1)||Brewers||0 on, 2 out, 3-5|
|Justin Upton (5)||Diamondbacks||5th||Franklin Morales (1)||Rockies||2 on, 0 out, 7-1|
|Manny Ramirez (2)||Red Sox||4th||Mike Mussina (3)||Yankees||0 on, 2 out, 1-0|
|Chris Duncan (1)||Cardinals||8th||Tyler Walker (1)||Giants||0 on, 0 out, 3-5|
|Rick Ankiel (4)||Cardinals||8th||Tyler Walker (2)||Giants||1 on, 0 out, 5-5|
|Ryan Ludwick (2)||Cardinals||9th||Brad Hennessey (1)||Giants||1 on, 1 out, 7-5|
|Matt Cain (1)||Giants||6th||Todd Wellemeyer (4)||Cardinals||0 on, 0 out, 1-0|
|John Bowker (1)||Giants||6th||Todd Wellemeyer (5)||Cardinals||2 on, 2 out, 5-0|
|Pedro Feliz (2)||Phillies||2nd||Ted Lilly (2)||Cubs||1 on, 0 out, 2-0|
|Ryan Howard (3)||Phillies||5th||Ted Lilly (3)||Cubs||1 on, 1 out, 5-0|
|Bobby Crosby (1)||Athletics||7th||Rafael Perez (1)||Indians||2 on, 0 out, 7-2|
|Lance Berkman (4)||Astros||2nd||Andrew Miller (2)||Marlins||1 on, 2 out, 5-0|
|Ramon Hernandez (2)||Orioles||9th||Dan Wheeler (1)||Rays||0 on, 2 out, 3-2|
|Carlos Pena (6)||Rays||8th||Jamie Walker (2)||Orioles||0 on, 0 out, 2-2|
|Jason Kubel (3)||Twins||2nd||Brett Tomko (2)||Royals||0 on, 2 out, 1-0|
|Casey Kotchman (3)||Angels||4th||Carlos Silva (3)||Mariners||1 on, 2 out, 2-2|
|Richie Sexson (2)||Mariners||5th||Jon Garland (3)||Angels||1 on, 2 out, 5-3|
|Raul Ibanez (5)||Mariners||8th||Jason Bulger (2)||Angels||1 on, 1 out, 8-3|
|Rafael Furcal (1)||Dodgers||1st||Chris Young (2)||Padres||0 on, 0 out, 1-1|
|Andre Ethier (2)||Dodgers||4th||Chris Young (3)||Padres||1 on, 0 out, 7-1|
|Matt Kemp (1)||Dodgers||7th||Glendon Rusch (1)||Padres||0 on, 0 out, 11-1|
- FYI, the "situation part" (the part that states the score) is the score after the home run is it.
- And, on a second note, the first part of the score is the score of the home run hitter's team. The second number represents the opponent's team.
Carlos Pena of the Tampa Bay Rays stands alone now, as he is now the only person in the Major Leagues who has hit 6 home runs so far. 5 other players are tied for second place with 5 home runs. Mark Reynolds (Arizona Diamondbacks) and Mike Jacobs (Florida Marlins) still have 5 homers, however, Justin Upton (Arizona Diamondbacks), Raul Ibanez (Seattle Mariners), and Bill Hall (Milwaukee Brewers) each hit their 5th home runs yesterday.
Jeff Francis of the Colorado Rockies is still in the lead for the most home runs surrendered so far this season with 6. Bronson Arroyo (Cincinnati Reds), Brett Myers (Philadelphia Phillies, and Roy Oswalt (Houston Astros) still have 5 home runs surrendered. The freshly added pitchers on the list for surrendering 5 homers are Jason Bergmann (Washington Nationals) and Todd Wellemeyer (St. Louis Cardinals).
Remember, you can always have the privilage to cast a vote for the "Homer of the Day" in the comments section down below. Feel free to discuss who should win today or who should've won yesterday.
Speaking of who won yesterday, look below this part of the article...
Homer of the Day (April 11, 2008)
And the Homer of the Day of April 11, 2008, belongs to...
After a four way (2 vote) tie between Pat Burrell of the (Philadelphia Phillies), J.D. Drew (Boston Red Sox), Jason Giambi (New York Yankees), and Jeremy Hermida (Florida Marlins), J.D. Drew finally won the tiebreaker
This home run was not a game winning homer, neither was it even in the late innings of the game. This home run was the difference maker in what could have been a perfect game by New York Yankees' Chien-Ming Wang. There was no one on with two outs in the bottom of the fifth inning, and Wang was in the zone retiring his first 14 batters. Drew was up at the plate with the score being 1-0 (in favor of the Yankees) and the count being 1-0. With a fastball right over the plate, Drew drove one in right-center field. Bobby Abreu moved back and was at the short fence in front of the Red Sox bullpen. He was not able to catch the ball, and Drew broke what would've been a perfect game by Wang. Yes, he pitched a two-hitter, but the second hit was on a bunt by leadoff hitter Coco Crisp. It was good thing (for the Red Sox and their fans) that Drew reluctantly hit that home run; if he hadn't, we would never have heard the end of the Red Sox/Yankees game that happened on April 11, 2008.
The others who received votes in the first round were:
Jason Bay of the Pittsburgh Pirates (1)
Raul Ibanez of the Seattle Mariners (1)
James Loney of the Los Angeles Dodgers (1)
Carlos Pena of the Tampa Bay Rays (1)
On a side note, I'd like some sort of a logo for the "Homer of the Day". Since I'm not great with pictures and stuff like that, I'm going to have to ask AGM for help. If it's all right with one of you guys, I'd like to have a logo. What would I like on the picture? Well, whatever you want, as long as it says "Homer of the Day" on there somewhere. Thanks a lot in advance.