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Rockies-Cubs game first in five years to feature three multihomer guys

Jun 27, 2011, 6:24 PM EST

Aramis Ramirez, Starlin Castro AP

The final score was a modest 7-3, but Monday’s Rockies-Cubs game at Wrigley, won by Chicago, was the first in five years to include three multi-homer performances.

The Cubs’ Carlos Pena and Aramis Ramirez and the Rockies’ Carlos Gonzalez all went deep twice in the contest.  Gonzalez led off the top of the first with his homer and later ended winning pitcher Matt Garza‘s afternoon with another solo shot in the eighth.

Ramirez and Pena, despite batting back-to-back in the orders, never did go back-to-back in the game. Ramirez homered in the first and seventh, while Pena hit his in the fourth and fifth innings.

Today’s outcome was fueled by a modest breeze out to left at Wrigley Field.  Rockies starter Jhoulys Chacin, who had allowed a total of three runs in four starts this month, gave up three homers for the first time in his career.

The last such game with three multihomer guys took place on July 14, 2006, at Petco Park of all places.  The Braves beat the Padres 15-12 in that one, with Adam LaRoche, Chipper Jones and Adrian Gonzalez all going deep twice.

The last game to have four different players hit multiple homers took place at a much more likely location, Coors Field, on Aug. 14, 1999.  Dante Bichette, Todd Helton and Edgard Clemente all homered twice for the Rockies, while the Expos got two homers from Geoff Blum.  The Rockies won that one 11-8.

  1. foreverchipper10 - Jun 27, 2011 at 6:53 PM

    Maybe it is because I turned 16 in 1999 but who is Edgard Clemente?

    • Matthew Pouliot - Jun 27, 2011 at 7:28 PM

      Roberto’s nephew. Was a toolsy outfield prospect who never made it due to awful plate discipline.

      http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/clemeed02.shtml

  2. Phillies Homer - Jun 27, 2011 at 7:41 PM

    I know fantasy talk gets thumbs down around these parts… but it is worth noting (to me at least) that these 3 guys are all on my team!!! Going to be a good week…

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