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Mark Trumbo ties D-Backs record after homering in fourth consecutive game

Apr 6, 2014, 6:55 PM EDT

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With a fifth-inning two-run home run off of Rockies starter Brett Anderson, Diamondbacks outfielder Mark Trumbo tied a club record with homers in four consecutive games, via AZCentral’s Nick Piecoro. Per’s Steve Gilbert, Mark Reynolds was the last D-Back to do it, in 2009, and five D-Backs have accomplished the feat since the franchise came into existence in 1998.

The Major League record for home runs in consecutive games is eight, held by Ken Griffey, Jr. (1993), Don Mattingly (1987), and Dale Long (1956).

Trumbo joined the D-Backs in a three-team trade back in December. He is now hitting .324 with five home runs and 13 RBI in his first nine games with his new team. Sunday’s blast, by the way, was also the 100th of his career.

  1. chargrz - Apr 6, 2014 at 7:22 PM

    Great trade Angels! Fire the GM!

    • asimonetti88 - Apr 6, 2014 at 8:41 PM

      Skaggs had a good outing in his Angels debut.

      • clydeserra - Apr 6, 2014 at 9:57 PM

        Skaggs is good. This was a great trade for the angels. on many levels

    • infieldhit - Apr 6, 2014 at 10:09 PM

      Angel fans shouldn’t be surprised by Trumbo’s good start. The question is how he’ll do in the second half. Hopefully he does keep it up (while Skaggs and Santiago do well themselves).

      • asimonetti88 - Apr 6, 2014 at 10:20 PM

        Trumbo was an All-Star in 2012 before completely crashing in the second half of the season. You’re absolutely right. He’s talented but hasn’t been able to put it together consistently throughout a whole season yet

    • echech88 - Apr 6, 2014 at 11:24 PM

      Yeah they’re totally bummed Skaggs gave them their only dominant pitching performance of the season.

      As others have already chimed in…let’s see what happens when he’s not in AZ and Colorado and it’s July and August. He went almost a full month last season without an XBH

  2. chunkala - Apr 6, 2014 at 9:23 PM

    I wouldn’t beat up the Angels GM since his resurgence is primarily due to weaker overall NL.
    I know I’ll get thumbs down but its true, look at players that move leagues are you’ll see their number improve (AL to NL) or decline (NL to AL). Pujols, Dickey, Choo, millions of examples.

    • Barry's Triceps - Apr 6, 2014 at 9:53 PM

      My comment makes about as much since as yours. Here it is:

      GARRET JONES > Trumbo

    • clydeserra - Apr 6, 2014 at 10:00 PM

      Its a good trade because Trumbo is a DH, the Angels have 3 DHs. they can’t afford another.

      And Skaggs may be good this year, and I bet he is good for the next 6 years, he will be at least an OK #3/4 pitcher. Well worth a couple years of a defensive liability that has only one skill (HRs)

  3. nothanksimdriving123 - Apr 6, 2014 at 9:26 PM

    I believe the D-Backs also turned 5 double plays.

  4. whatacrocker - Apr 7, 2014 at 1:02 AM

    Enjoy all those home runs Dbacks fans. You’ll need them to help you cope with the loads upon loads of strikeouts and weak grounders.

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