Daily HR Hitters Update From May 8th, 2013: Top 5 AL + NL HR Leaders In The MLB

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Thursday May 9th, 2013

Alex Gordon has been ramping up his power over the last 2 seasons - with 72 XBH in 2011 and 70 XBH in 2012.  Noted for being more of a Doubles hitter, Gordon has clubbed HRs in 2 straight games.  The 29 Year Old has a 3 Slash Line of .311/.336/.836 with 5 HRs and 23 RBI out of the Leadoff Spot so far this campaign.  The Man has also crossed home plate 22 times in just 30 Games Played

Alex Gordon has been ramping up his power over the last 2 seasons – with 72 XBH in 2011 and 70 XBH in 2012. Noted for being more of a Doubles hitter, Gordon has clubbed HRs in 2 straight games. The 29 Year Old has a 3 Slash Line of .311/.336/.836 with 5 HRs and 23 RBI out of the Leadoff Spot so far this year. The Man has also crossed home plate 22 times in just 30 Games Payed

DH on our home site pages – Stands for Daily HR Hitters in the Majors.

We are going to run the gauntlet on the previous days HRs for all MLB Players.

I loved it when MLB XM Radio used to do a running total every night on their Roundtrip with Mike Ferrin (Laser Show).  So I am bringing it every day on this website.  To view every nights big boppers for the whole year (from May 8th) visit the DH page!

Click beyond the Youtube link or click  the READ THE REST OF THIS ENTRY ICON to see who hit yesterdays big flies.

Chris Carter hit a HR for the 2nd straight game for the Astros last night – and has hit 24 HRs in his last 336 AB dating back to last year in June (1 per every 14 AB).

With 27 HRs and 65 RBI (in just 450 Career AB – but a 3 Slash of .213/.303/.734) – he reminds me of a young Cecil Fielder with the Blue Jays .243/.308/.781 – with 31 HRs and 84 RBI in his first 506 AB – before being caught up in a numbers game in Toronto with Fred McGriff

Last Year the former A hit 16 HRs and drove in 39 RBI in just 218 AB during the Oakland A’s big second half.  CC was Walking more last year – and held a .350 OBP for the year.  The Astros must be patient with this slugger to learn how to hit  – despite his AL leading 51 SO.  He should be one of the players they keep when the rebuild is finished.

Chris Carter Highlights

The Angels being pitiful over the last few weeks certainly has nothing to do with Mark Trumbo - who has clubbed 6 HRs and driven in 11 RBI over the last 10 Games Played.

The Angels being pitiful over the last few weeks certainly has nothing to do with Mark Trumbo – who has clubbed 6 HRs and driven in 11 RBI over the last 10 Games Played.

Leaders Through Games May.08/2013

Total HRs AL

T1. Mark Reynolds, CLE – 10

T1. Edwin Encarnacion, TOR – 10

T3. Chris Davis, BAL – 9

T3. Mark Trumbo, LAA – 9

T3. J.P. Arencibia, TOR – 9

T3. Mike Morse, SEA – 9

Total HRs NL

1.  Justin Upton, ARI – 12

T2. John Buck, NYM – 10

T2. Bryce Harper, WSH – 10

T4. Paul Goldschmidt, ARI – 9

T4. Anthony Rizzo, CHC – 9

Homers Hit last night – if there is a number before the name it means consecutive nights the player has hit a HR

Just a note: Adam Rosales  should have been on this list – but Angel Hernandez shamefully botched the HR call twice.

TOR – Edwin Encarnacion (10)

TB – Evan Longoria (8) and Kelly Johnson (5)

ATL – Dan Uggla 2 (7) and Juan Francisco (5)

CIN – Zack Cozart (5) and Jay Bruce (2)

PHI – Kevin Frandsen (1)

SF – Hunter Pence (7)

SEA – Jesus Montero (3)

CLE – Carlos Santana (7) and Nick Swisher (4)

KC – (2) Alex Gordon (5) and Mike Moustakas (2)

BAL – J.J. Hardy (6)

CWS – Alex Rios (8) and Alejandro De Aza (6)

NYM – Lucas Duda (7)

LAA – Josh Hamilton (3)

HOU – (2) Chris Carter (8)

WSH – Bryce  Harper (10)

MIN – Ryan Doumit (2) and Pedro Florimon (1)

BOS – Jonny Gomes (2) and Shane Victorino (2)

TEX – Ian Kinsler (7) and (2) Mitch Moreland (6)

COL – Todd Helton (2)

NYY – Vernon Wells (7)

ARI – (3) Paul Goldschmidt 2 (9)

Dan Uggla smacked 2 HRs yesterday for the Atlanta Braves in their 7 - 2 win vs the Reds.  The Second Baseman had 5 straight 30 + HR years from 2007 - 2011, before struggling in 2012 to hit just 19.  He already has 7 HRs in 2013.  If he hits what he is capable of - Atlanta is going to be tough to contend with.  He is one of the streakiest players in the MLB

Dan Uggla smacked 2 HRs yesterday for the Atlanta Braves in their 7 – 2 win vs the Reds. The Second Baseman had 5 straight 30 + HR years from 2007 – 2011, before struggling in 2012 to hit just 19. He already has 7 HRs in 2013. If he hits what he is capable of – Atlanta is going to be tough to contend with. He is one of the streakiest players in the MLB.

Total Taters hit in 14 Games Played 32 = 2.13 per Game or 1.07 per Team on May.08

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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 https://mlbreports.com/183in2015/229sked2015/

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