Notable HRs FRI June 20th: EE Mashing Again, Smith + Martinez (X2) Party In Detroit

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Hunter Stokes (Chief Writer): 

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Edwin Encarnacion has continued his torrid pace for HRs, after a quick brief spell had cooled him down.

Last night, he took over the lead in the AL+ overall MLB, with his 22nd and 23rd HRs.  Not only that. he has risen past everyone in the MLB for RBI as well with 62.

It was hit 6th Multi HR effort since May 8th. and he is on a 2 game HR streak.  If indications are anything, he will club another long ball today, as the man already possesses 3 3 game HR streaks.

EE has now blasted 20 HRs and added 40 RBI since May 6th.

Back at that point, the man was struggling with his power at 3 HRs, and was still decently productive with 19 knocked in.  The Blue Jays were in a 3 way tie for the cellar of the AL East.

They have ridden the big 1B’s filthy hot bat to a 29 – 16 record, and have sole possession of the division right now.

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How about Seth Smith in 2014?  This guy is the only player consistently hitting in San Diego, and could net the club a nice prospect as one of the better hitters available at the Trade Deadline.

Smith smashed 2 HRs in last nights win over the Dodgers, and now has 8 big flies on the year.  The guy is Slugging .527 on the year, and looks more like the professional batter who had half of his games at Coors Field – rather than Petco Park.

For those scoring at home, Smith also has 16 Doubles and 4 Triples.  28 Extra Base Hits in just 203 AB is simply outstanding.  The A’s could actually use this guy, even though Luke Gregerson has done a good job of their Relief Core.

J.D. Martinez hit a HR for his 3rd straight contest – and Victor Martinez is well on his way to having a career year heading into his Free Agent Year, after bashing his 18th Round Tripper of the year last night.

These Martinez boys have helped launch the Tigers back into 1st place (with 2 straight wins) in the AL Central – coming off the heels of a 9 – 20 stretch of play.

Jean Segura also tallied a Multi HR effort on Friday night, as the Milwaukee Brewers continue to play inspired baseball.  The Brewers moved a season high 15 games over .500, and opened up a 5.5 Games lead on 2nd place St. Louis.

Jose Abreu belted his 21st HR last night – and is having a rookie season for the ages, and may challenge Mark McGwire‘s record of 49 HRs in 1987 if he keeps up his current pace.

The big Cuban player is clubbing a Tater Trot every 11.24 AB.  If he can accumulate 550 AB (314 AB in the Sox’ last 98 Games) he may hit near 50.

Josh Donaldson also broke out of a major power outage, with his 18th HR of the season last evening, to tie V-Mart for 4th in the AL, and move past teammate Brandon Moss with 17 (both were tied for 5th in the AL.)

There were no HRs hit by any of the NL top 5 leaders last night.

Devin Mesoraco hit his 11th bolt of the campaign. and is leading all Catchers with a smooth .613 Slugging Percentage.

The Reds 26 Year Old Backstopper is doing yard work every 12.91 AB on the season.  Good for him.

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About chuckbooth3023

I played competitive baseball until 18 years old and had offers to play NCAA Division 1 University Baseball at Liberty University. Post-concussion symptoms from previous football and baseball head injuries forced me to retire by age 19. After two nearly made World Record Attempts in 2008, I set a New World Record by visiting all 30 MLB Parks (from 1st to last pitch) in only 24 Calendar Days in the summer 0f 2009. In April of 2012, I established yet another new GWR by visiting all 30 Parks in only 23 Calendar Days! You can see the full schedule at the page of the www.mlbreports.com/gwr-tracker . In 2015, I watched 224 MLB Games, spanning all 30 MLB Parks in 183 Days. Read about that World Record Journey at http://mlbreports.com/183in2015/229sked2015/
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