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Home Runs of April 13, 2008
|Batter||Team (B)||Inning||Pitcher||Team (P)||Situation|
|Gabe Kapler (4)||Brewers||1st||Oliver Perez (3)||Mets||1 on, 0 out, 0-0|
|Rickie Weeks (3)||Brewers||6th||Jorge Sosa (2)||Mets||0 on, 0 out, 6-6|
|David Wright (3)||Mets||1st||Jeff Suppan (3)||Brewers||0 on, 2 out, 0-2|
|Chipper Jones (2)||Braves||6th||Tim Redding (2)||Nationals||1 on, 0 out, 0-5|
|Mark DeRosa (2)||Cubs||6th||Jamie Moyer (1)||Phillies||0 on, 0 out, 3-1|
|Jayson Werth (1)||Phillies||5th||Jason Marquis (2)||Cubs||0 on, 0 out, 0-3|
|Eric Bruntlett (1)||Phillies||6th||Michael Wuertz (1)||Cubs||0 on, 0 out, 1-4|
|Ryan Doumit (2)||Pirates||2nd||Johnny Cueto (3)||Reds||0 on, 0 out, 0-0|
|Xavier Nady (4)||Pirates||6th||Johnny Cueto (4)||Reds||1 on, 2 out, 3-0|
|Jason Bay (3)||Pirates||7th||Todd Coffey (2)||Reds||2 on, 2 out, 6-1|
|Nick Markakis (1)||Orioles||6th||Jeff Niemann (1)||Rays||0 on, 0 out, 0-6|
|B.J. Upton (2)||Rays||5th||Brian Burres (1)||Orioles||2 on, 2 out, 3-0|
|Paul Konerko (2)||White Sox||3rd||Kenny Rogers (1)||Tigers||3 on, 1 out, 1-0|
|Joe Crede (4)||White Sox||5th||Zach Miner (1)||Tigers||3 on, 1 out 7-0|
|Josh Willingham (3)||Marlins||4th||Wandy Rodriguez (3)||Astros||0 on, 0 out, 0-3|
|J.R. Towles (3)||Astros||2nd||Burke Badenhop (1)||Marlins||1 on, 2 out, 0-0|
|Michael Bourn (1)||Astros||3rd||Burke Badenhop (2)||Marlins||0 on, 0 out, 2-0|
|Alex Gordon (3)||Royals||8th||Juan Rincon (1)||Twins||0 on, 0 out 4-1|
|Josh Hamilton (3)||Rangers||4th||A.J. Burnett (2)||Blue Jays||0 on, 0 out, 1-2|
|Ryan Ludwick (3)||Cardinals||8th||Jack Taschner (2)||Giants||0 on, 1 out, 2-7|
|John Bowker (2)||Giants||4th||Joel Pineiro (1)||Cardinals||1 on, 1 out, 1-2|
|Jeff Mathis (2)||Angels||7th||Eric O'Flaherty (2)||Mariners||1 on, 1 out, 8-2|
|Clint Barmes (1)||Rockies||1st||Edgar Gonzalez (1)||Diamondbacks||1 on, 0 out 0-0|
|Garrett Atkins (1)||Rockies||8th||Doug Slaten (1)||Diamondbacks||1 on, 1 out, 7-3|
|Matt Holliday (3)||Rockies||9th||Tony Pena (1)||Diamondbacks||2 on, 2 out, 10-4|
|Jason Giambi (2)||Yankees||8th||Mike Timlin (2)||Red Sox||0 on, 0 out, 4-7|
- 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 still leads the Majors in home runs (6). Mark Reynolds (Arizona Diamondbacks), Mike Jacobs (Florida Marlins), Justin Upton (Arizona Diamondbacks), Raul Ibanez (Seattle Mariners), and Bill Hall (Milwaukee Brewers) are all tied for second place with 5 homers; no one hit their 6th homer 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, Roy Oswalt (Houston Astros) Jason Bergmann (Washington Nationals), and Todd Wellemeyer (St. Louis Cardinals) are all tied for second place with 5.
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.
Homer of the Day (April 12, 2008)
And the Homer of the Day of April 12, 2008, belongs to...
With this season being his last year of his current contract with the Boston Red Sox, Manny Ramirez knew that he had to make something happen this season in order to be re-signed. With a scoreless game, 2 outs, and no one on in the bottom of the 4th, New York Yankees' Mike Mussina threw two straight sliders for balls. He then threw two consecutive fastballs, which were both called strikes, making the count 2-2. After throwing a cutter, Manny fouled it off staying alive at 2-2. With Manny being in the Majors for a while, he knew that since Mussina has a good curveball, he was going to throw it eventually. On the sixth and final pitch of the at-bat, Man-Ram tatered the pitch way over the Green Monster for a solo jack. Manny had 3 RBI's at the end of the game, and that home run was the difference maker of the game, as the Red Sox defeated the Yankees 4-3.
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.
Sorry guys, for the late article. Thanks for your patience. I'll be sure to catch up. It's my weekend, and I'm free, so... you'll be sure that I'll be working for the next couple of days.
BTW, you guys have the time between now and whenever I post the homers of April 16th to vote for the "Homer of the Day" of today.