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Ichiro hit two homers yesterday

Jun 3, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

Ichiro Suzuki

Ichiro is not a power hitter. He has just 98 homers in his career. Two of them came last night, however, as he hit two solo shots off Gavin Floyd to help the M’s — who suddenly have a ton of offense — beat the White Sox 10-8.

Ichiro, who was recently moved to the third spot in the lineup and then back to leadoff when that didn’t work too well, has done the multi-homer game thing before. Indeed, this was his sixth time doing this. His last multi-homer game came against Javier Vazquez in August 2010.  That seems like a lot of multi-homer games for a guy who averages fewer than ten bombs a year.

As for the M’s, they have scored 47 runs in the five games on this current road trip. If anyone would like to explain where the hell that came from, they’re more than welcome to do so, because I got nothin’.

  1. florida76 - Jun 3, 2012 at 9:55 AM

    I would like to see Ichiro achieve 3000 hits, even though his place in Cooperstown is assured. His skills are declining, he’ll be 39 by the start of the 2013 season, and after this year will still be roughly 400 hits shy. That said, he would be one of the few players I would think could pull it off, despite the numerous All-Star players who have stalled close to 3000.

    If I’m not mistaken, his contract is up soon, so that matter will need to be dealt with correctly.

    • goskinsvt - Jun 3, 2012 at 10:00 AM

      It’s really pretty incredible considering he didn’t even enter the MLB until he was 28. He already has 3,750 hits as a professional combined.

  2. ThisIsBaseball - Jun 3, 2012 at 10:50 AM

    I thought he actually had power and puts on impressive shows during BP, but he choses to be a contact hitter during games.

    • hisgirlgotburrelled - Jun 4, 2012 at 9:52 AM

      I have heard that in BP he can hit HR’s almost at will. A couple years ago he was actually on the HR Derby part of the all-star voting.

  3. dirtyharry1971 - Jun 3, 2012 at 11:22 AM

    wow itchiro has 3 HRs for the year!! Well i got news for ya, not only is he a terrible #3 hitter but he is a TERRIBLE leadoff hitter with his big .305 on base %. This guy is clearly one of the most overrated players ive ever seen in the game and unless he gets 3000 hits which he wont cause nobody is going to resign him this offseason he shouldnt make the HOF. I love these guys who try to add his hits from t-ball league, little league and on the way up, if thats the case then Jeter has like 5000 hits but instead we will count what he did in the MLB thank you very much.

    • kingbuccaneer - Jun 3, 2012 at 2:01 PM

      He’s only got 2500 hits and a career obp of .368 in AMERICA and didn’t even come here until he was 28. Not to mention the .992 fielding % and 100 outfield assists.

      I’ll take that “terrible” leadoff hitter on my team any day of the week and twice on Sunday.

      • aceshigh11 - Jun 3, 2012 at 5:31 PM

        Harry is a goddamned ignorant, hateful idiot and a troll of the highest order…don’t even bother trying to reason with him.

  4. bbil2012 - Jun 3, 2012 at 2:28 PM

    And I love “these guys” who get all pissy when we talk about somebody other than Derek Jeter.
    Ichiro has achieved ten consecutive 200 hit seasons and Gold Glove awards. Thanks to his tremendous dedication to maintaining his excellent physical condition he has a very good chance at reaching 3000 hits here in the U.S. major leagues. He’ll be in The Hall.

  5. IdahoMariner - Jun 3, 2012 at 8:56 PM

    …Ichiro rocks. Anyone who can’t see that is blinded by ignorance or something even worse.

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