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Current Top 5 MLB Home Run Leaders in the AL + NL: Home Runs Hit May 18th

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Saturday, May.19, 2013

David Ortiz has been crushing the ball at an all time rate since rejoining the club just 4 weeks ago.  In just 24 Games Played this season - he has a 3 Slash Line of .362/.408/1.089 - with 7 HRs and 29 RBI.  He is still the premiere DH in the AL - and could go along way in Boston making a return to the playoffs in 2013

David Ortiz has been crushing the ball at an all time rate since rejoining the club just 4 weeks ago. In just 24 Games Played this season – he has a 3 Slash Line of .362/.408/1.089 – with 7 HRs and 29 RBI. He is still the premiere DH in the AL – and could go along way in Boston making a return to the playoffs in 2013.

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 on) 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.

If you don't know how good Wilin Rosario is yet, you will very soon.  This guy is putting up monster numbers from the Catchers position.  In his 1st 584 Career At - Bats, he has launched 40 HRs and driven in 105 RBI.  The 24 Year Old finished 4th in NL Rookie of the Year Voting last season.

If you don’t know how good Wilin Rosario is yet, you will very soon. This guy is putting up monster numbers from the Catchers position. In his 1st 584 Career At – Bats, he has launched 40 HRs and driven in 105 RBI. The 24 Year Old finished 4th in NL Rookie of the Year Voting last season.  Heading into play today, he has a Slash Line of .284/.314/.837 – with 9 HRs and 26 RBI in just 134 AB this campaign.

HR Notes on May.18/2013

There were 3 players that hit a HR for the second straight day.  Incredibly, Raul Ibanez has his 2nd 2 Day consecutive streak this week – and has clubbed 5 HRs this week in 5 Games.  He will most likely win Player of the Week Award in the AL – unless Jason Kipnis, David Ortiz, Mitch Moreland or Adam Dunn go completely beserk today. 

The other players t extend their streaks were Kelly Johnson and Joey Votto.

There was a lot of movement for the lead of the AL HR race.  Robinson Cano belted 2 HRs, Edwin Encarnacion, Chris Davis and Mark Reynolds all clubbed their 12 HRs yesterday to tie the Yankee.  So now we sit in a 4 way tie for 1st – while Nelson Cruz is in second all by himself.

David Ortiz was the only other player to hit 2 HRs yesterday besides Robinson Cano.

Just one more note.  OF Rick Ankiel has hit at least 1 Extra Base Hit in his last 4 games with the Mets (2 HRs and 2 Doubles) – and has hit for a 3 Slash of .300/.333/1.033 in 6 Games during his Mets days.  Overall for the year, the 33 Year Old has Slugged .537 – based on 7 HRs and 15 RBI – in just 82 AB.

Leaders Through Games May.18,2013

Total HRs AL

T1.   Mark Reynolds, CLE – 12

T1. Edwin Encarnacion, TOR – 12

T1. Chris Davis, BAL – 12

T4.  Robinson Cano, NYY – 12

5.  Nelson Cruz, TEX – 11

Total HRs NL

1.  Justin Upton, Atl – 14

2. Paul Goldschmidt, ARI – 12

3. Bryce Harper, WSH – 11

T4. John Buck, NYM – 10

T4.  Carlos Beltran, STL – 10

T4. Carlos Gonzalez Col – 10

T4.  Anthony Rizzo, CHC – 10

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

CLE – Mark Reynolds (12)

SEA – (2) Raul Ibanez (8), Justin Smoak (2) and Brendan Ryan (1)

NYM – Rick Ankiel (7)

CHC – Anthony Rizzo (10), Nate Schierholtz (5)

CIN – (2) Joey Votto (6) and Ryan Hanigan (1)

TB – (2) Kelly Johnson (7) and Matt Joyce (7)

NYY – Robinson Cano – 2 (12) and Travis Hafner (7)

TOR – Edwin Encarnacion (12)

BAL – Chris Davis (12) and Adam Jones (6)

ATL – Evan Gattis (8) and Andrelton Simmons (5)

CWS – Hector Gimenez (2)

LAA – Mark Trumbo (10) and Alberto Callaspo (3)

BOS – David Ortiz – 2 (7) and Daniel Nava (6)

ARI – Gerardo Parra (4)

COL – Wilin Rosario (9)

TEX – Mitch Moreland (10)

SD – Yonder Alonso (5)

There were 29  total HRs hit yesterday in 15  Games  for a  1.9 Avg per game – and  1 per team on May 18th/2013

EE continues to show his metal this year - by clutching up for 12 HRs thus far.  He leads all of the Major Leagues for HRs since the start of 2012 with 53 Jacks.  Encarnacion's efforts have not helped the 17 - 26 Jays out of the AL Basement yet.

EE continues to show his metal this year – by clutching up for 12 HRs thus far. He leads all of the Major Leagues for HRs since the start of 2012 with 54 Jacks. Encarnacion’s efforts have not helped the 17 – 26 Jays out of the AL Basement yet.  The Jays First Baseman/DH parlayed his 42 HR, 110 RBI season for 2012, into a 3 YR/$27 MIL extension midway through last summer.  He opted for security of a deal, instead of testing the Free Agency market.  Alex Anthopoulos locked up another great power hitter – for less than market value (Jose Bautista was also a great deal).

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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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