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3 up, 3 down: Giambi homers thrice

Posted on: May 20, 2011 1:51 am
Edited on: May 20, 2011 9:17 am
 
Jason Giambi

By C. Trent Rosecrans
 

Jason Giambi, Rockies -- Thursday Giambi became the second-oldest player to ever hit three home runs in a game, younger only than the great Stan Musial, who hit three homers against the Mets on July 8, 1962, when he was 41. The other members of the 40-plus, three-homer game club? Reggie Jackson and Babe Ruth. That's pretty good company. Giambi drove in all seven of the Rockies' runs in a 7-1 victory over the Phillies. Giambi entered the game with just three hits all season, hitting .115 (3 for 26) with one home run and four RBI. He raised his average to .194. It was the first time in his career he hit three homers in one game.

Pittsburgh Pirates -- The Pirates are now 5-1 at Cincinnati's Great American Ball Park this season, with James McDonald solving the Reds. The Pirates' win, coupled with the Cardinals' victory over the Astros, dropped Cincinnati from first place. The bad news for the Pirates is they don't return to Cincinnati again this year, so no Skyline and no easy wins.

Dillon Gee, Mets -- Nationals pitcher Livan Hernandez broke up Gee's no-hitter with two outs in the sixth inning, but the Mets rookie allowed just one more hit in 7 2/3 innings, striking out three. Gee moved to 3-0 on the season and continued his mastery of the Nationals -- last season he made his big-league debut against Washington and didn't allow a hit until the sixth. 


Torii Hunter, Angels -- Back in center field for the first time this season, Hunter lost a routine fly ball off the bat of Carlos Peguero in the sun in the ninth inning with two outs in a tie game. The ball fell in for a hit and Jack Cust scored from third for the winning run.

Francisco Carmona, Indians -- Carmona gave up six runs in the first two innings of Thursday's 8-2 loss to the White Sox and two more in his fifth and final inning of work. In two games against Chicago this season, Carmona has an ERA of 20.25 and a batting average against of .429. Take away his two starts against the White Sox and he'd be 3-2 with a 2.56 ERA. Instead, he's 3-4 with a 4.76 ERA.

Neftali Feliz, Rangers -- For the second night in a row, the Rangers closer blew a save against the Royals. This time Ron Washington waited to bring Feliz in until after Eric Hosmer led off the inning. On Wednesday, Hosmer homered off of Feliz to tie the game and Thursday he singled off of starter Derek Holland to begin the ninth before Washington brought in Feliz. Feliz gave up two singles to blow the Rangers' 1-0 lead. After a walk, Washington lifted Feliz in favor of Mark Lowe, who got out of the inning. However, unlike Wednesday, the Royals prevailed in extra innings Thursday, as Jeff Francouer drove in the winning run in the 10th. Feliz has walked 12 batters so far this season after walking just 18 all of last season.

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Comments

Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 10, 2011 11:03 am
 

3 up, 3 down: Giambi homers thrice

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Since: Sep 22, 2006
Posted on: May 22, 2011 12:58 pm
 

3 up, 3 down: Giambi homers thrice

RonBoss:  I know you can read between the lines; I can too.  You also could buy a car where the guy didn't turn *every* bolt *every* last time, but would you?  I wouldn't; so why should I waste time reading a PROFESSIONAL sports piece that looks like my nephew in sixth grade wrote it?  The details don't matter, you say, it's the substance that counts, and as long as we all understand that, fine, right?  Just like a foreign language -- doesn't matter if you don't pronounce all the words exactly right, so long as they know what you're saying?  Hah, I say, and double HAH.  It matters.  Details matter.  Appearances matter.  Failing to zip your fly for a job interview MATTERS.  FFS, man; it's that kind of "ah, let the small stuff slide" attitude that is letting us slide down the ladder as a society.  Just because the NYT makes errors doesn't make it right, and just because we have technology that will "spell check" for us doesn't mean it gets it right.  It MATTERS, GDIM.

And thanks for fixing it, EOB. 



Since: Dec 21, 2006
Posted on: May 20, 2011 10:25 am
 

3 up, 3 down: Giambi homers thrice

if you read most of the other "articles" on this website, they are filled with misspelled words, dangling participles, run-on sentences and any other grammatical error possible.



Since: Jun 3, 2010
Posted on: May 20, 2011 9:21 am
 

3 up, 3 down: Giambi homers thrice

you're right, thanks. fixed those.



Since: May 19, 2011
Posted on: May 20, 2011 8:53 am
 

3 up, 3 down: Giambi homers thrice

OMG, chill dude, we can read between the lines.  



Since: Oct 28, 2007
Posted on: May 20, 2011 6:02 am
 

3 up, 3 down: Giambi homers thrice

I agree with your thoughts. The writers on this site are for the most part very poor. The articles are rarely well thought out. They come up with a catchy thought and hope that is enough. The site obviously doesn't use human editors either. Proof of this is  that no one stops the trash and homophones often appear in the articles.




Since: Sep 22, 2006
Posted on: May 20, 2011 5:10 am
 

3 up, 3 down: Giambi homers thrice

Can someone please, please, please proofread these little tidbits before they get posted?  Carmona pitched against the Indians, and Gee opened last season against the Mets?  Beyond that, the first sentence of the bit on Gee makes it look like Hernandez went on to give up only one more hit; it's called syntax, Mr. Rosecrans, and sometimes these little things called "pronouns" and "antecedents" make a big difference.  What a freakin' amateur.


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