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HBT Daily: Can Nelson Cruz keep it up?

May 29, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

  1. scoutsaysweitersisabust - May 29, 2014 at 12:39 PM

    He has 19 home-runs in 51 games. That’s on pace for 68 home-runs and is hitting nearly 1 every 3 games. That’s just insane.

    • cohnjusack - May 29, 2014 at 6:23 PM

      That’s actually a pace of 60.35.

      Which I sadly know because I spend waaaay to much of my work time figuring out of baseball players are on pace to do.

      • scoutsaysweitersisabust - May 29, 2014 at 7:33 PM

        Thanks for the correction. I did quite a bit of rounding in my math, and it was very quick math. :)

  2. jimmyt - May 29, 2014 at 1:02 PM

    Haven’t we all fallen for this enough times yet? He’ll keep it up untill he gets caught.

    • cohnjusack - May 29, 2014 at 6:25 PM

      But, he already got busted for doing steroids.

      Either A). Steroids don’t matter as much as we thought
      or B). He’s doing waaaaaay better steroids.

  3. markofapro - May 29, 2014 at 1:22 PM

    ….or hurt

  4. missthemexpos - May 29, 2014 at 3:00 PM

    … or pitched around more often.

  5. cohnjusack - May 29, 2014 at 6:31 PM

    To find the last player to hit at least 19 home runs in his team’s first 51 games, you have to go all the back to…

    Josh Hamilton had 21 in the Rangers first 51 games (he ended up at 43).

    That was sort of disappointing and didn’t kill nearly as much time as I hoped it would.

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