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2014’s Top Home Run Hitters (MLB): HR Streaks (3 Active) (Puig, Dozier, Crawford) + Goldy’s Big Night)

Paul Goldschmidt was the best hitter in the line up for Arizona. He carried the offense for the whole season and also played stellar defense at first base for the team. There were numerous occasions during the season where Arizona needed a clutch hit and Goldschmidt came through when it mattered most. He had a .302/.401/.952 triple-slash with 36 HRs and 125 RBIs and this also included him having 332 Total Bases. He also led the National League in Extra-Base hits with 75 and was third in runs scored at 103. He gave opposing pitchers nightmares when runners were in scoring position, where he had a .338 average with 12 HRs 84 RBIs. He proved to be a very good clutch hitter where he hit 13 HRs from the seventh inning on.  In 2014, he has continued his assault on NL pitching, despite the club not faring as well.  Heading into Sunday, he has a slash line of .324/.375/.571 - and leads the NL in GP (45) PA (202) AB (182) H (59) 2B (18) XBH (27) and TB (104) and is tied for 4th in HRs with 9.

Paul Goldschmidt  carried the offense for the whole season in 2013 and also played stellar defense at first base for the DBacks. . He had a .302/.401/.952 triple-slash with 36 HRs and 125 RBIs – and this also included him having 332 Total Bases. He also led the National League in Extra-Base hits with 75 and was third in runs scored at 103. He finished 2nd in NL MVP Voting for his efforts. . In 2014, he has continued his assault on NL pitching, despite the club not faring as well. Heading into Sunday, he has a slash line of .324/.375/.571 – and leads the NL in GP (45) PA (202) AB (182) H (59) 2B (18) XBH (27) and TB (104) and is tied for 4th in HRs with 9.

Paul Goldschmidt absolutely obliterated Dodgers Pitching on Saturday night, touching them up for 2 HRs, 2 – 2B, 6 RBI 5 Runs, Added 12 Total Bases, and even walked once for good measure.

Goldschmidt also was the only MLB’er to smack 2 big flies yesterday.  Furthermore he entered a logjam of players that are now tied for 4th place in the NL with Charlie Blackmon, Carlos Gomez, Brandon Belt, Justin Upton Adrian Gonzalez and Yasiel Puig.

Speaking of Puig, he hit a HR for a 2nd straight game, and his 4th smash over the fence of the week.  He finds himself back in the top 5 in several offensive categories.

Troy Tulowitzki enjoyed home cooking again, with his 3 – 4 night, with his 12th HR to stay tied with other NL Leader Giancarlo Stanton.

Both Jose Bautista and Brian Dozier did yard work yesterday, to draw themselves in a tie for 3rd place each with Nelson Cruz of the Baltimore Orioles.

Current HR streaks that ended yesterday were Derek Dietrich at 2, and Josh Donaldson at 3 games straight, although the A’s 3B hit a Triple and added 3 RBI in the win versus the Indians in Cleveland Saturday.

Yasiel Puig was signed as an International Free Agent in 2012.   The 22 Year old phenom exploded onto scene in the National League - 3 Slashing .319/.381/.925 - with 19 HRs, 42 RBI and 66 Runs Scored in his 104 Games Played.  He was a big part of the team winning the Division - and he will be a mainstay for years - being signed until 2018.  Puig's electrified the city of Los Angeles, and Dodger Stadium with his all out hustle, flamboyant play, and their flair for the dramatic.  Once fellow teammate Hanley Ramirez joined him, the club went on a historic 42 - 8 run, which hadn't happened in nearly 60 years for a 50 game stretch.

Yasiel Puig was signed as an International Free Agent in 2012. The 22 Year old phenom exploded onto scene in the National League – 3 Slashing .319/.381/.925 – with 19 HRs, 42 RBI and 66 Runs Scored in his 104 Games Played. He was a big part of the team winning the Division – and he will be a mainstay for years – being signed until 2018. Puig’s electrified the city of Los Angeles, and Dodger Stadium with his all out hustle, flamboyant play, and their flair for the dramatic. Once fellow teammate Hanley Ramirez joined him last season, the club went on a historic 42 – 8 run, which hadn’t happened in nearly 60 years for a 50 game stretch.  This year he has an OPS of 1.013 so far, and has hit 9 HRs and added 35 RBI

For Games Played Through May.17, 2014

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Top 5 HR Leaders AL

Jose Abreu, White Sox – 15

Nelson Cruz, Orioles – 12

David Ortiz, Red Sox – 11

Jose Bautista, Blue Jays – 11

Brian Dozier, Twins – 11

Top 5 HR Leaders NL

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Giancarlo Stanton, Marlins – 12

Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies – 12

Mike Morse, Giants – 9

Adrian Gonzalez, Dodgers9

Justin Upton – Braves – 9

Brandon Belt, Giants – 9

Carlos Gomez, Brewers – 9

Charlie Blackmon – Rockies9

Yasiel Puig, Dodgers9

Paul Goldschmidt, Dbacks – 9

Multi HR Games in MLB 2014

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Ryan Braun – Brewers (3 HR Game) – April.8th

Ryan Braun – Brewers (2 HR Game) – April.19th

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Paul Goldschmidt, Dbacks (2) May 17th

Josh Reddick, A’s (2) – May 16th

Edwin Encarnacion. Blue Jays (2) – May 15th

2nd Multi HR Game of the year.

David Ortiz, Red Sox (2) – May 14th

2nd Multi HR game, second consecutive day.. Impressive 4 HRs in 2 days.

David Ortiz, Red Sox (2) – May 13th

Brandon Moss, A’s (2) – May 13th

Dustin Ackley, Mariners (2) – May 11th

Derek Norris, A’s (2) – May 11th

Corey Dickerson, Rockies (2) – May 10th

Jedd Gyorko, Padres (2) – May 9th

Edwin Encarnacion. Blue Jays (2) – May 8th

Adam Jones, Orioles (2) May 7th

Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies (2) May 5th

Brandon Crawford, Giants (2) – May 4th

Giancarlo Stanton, Marlins (2) – May 4th

2nd Multi HR Game of The Year

George Kottaras, Indians (2) May 4th

Jhonny Peralta, Cards (2) – Apr.27th

Kyle Seager, Mariners (2) – Apr.27th

2nd Multi HR game of the year

Starlin Castro, Cubs (2) – Apr.27th

Jose Abreu, White Sox – (2) Apr.25th

3rd Multi HR game of the year for Abreu

Josh Donaldson, Athletics (2) – Apr.24th

Nelson Cruz, Orioles, (2) – Apr.23rd

Mike Morse, Giants (2) – Apr.23rd

Kyle Seager, Mariners (2) – Apr.23rd

Hector Santiago, Giants (2) – Apr.23rd

Albert Pujols, Angels (2) including 500th HR Apr.22

Charlie Blackmon – Rockies – Apr.21

Wil Myers, Rays (2) April.19th

Ryan Hanigan, Rays (2) April 19th

6th teammates to do the feat this year

Howie Kendrick, Angels (2) – Apr.19

Neil Walker, Pirates (2) – Apr.14th

Gaby Sanchez, Pirates (2) – Apr.14th

5th teammates to do 2 HRs in a same game

Evan Gattis, Braves (2) – Apr.14th

Dan Uggla, Braves (2) – Apr.14th

– 4th teammates to both do it this year in the same game.

Ben Zobrist, Rays (2) – April 13th

Brian McCann, Yankees (2) – Apr 12th

Giancarlo Stanton, Marlins (2) – April 12th

Jose Abreu, White Sox (2) – April 10th (2nd time this year.)

Justin Upton – Braves (2) – April.10th

Russell Martin – Pirates (2) – April.9th

Pedro Alvarez, Pirates (2) Multi HR Game Apr.9th

3rd teammates to do this in the same game

Corey Hart – Mariners (2) – April 8th

Avisail Garcia, White Sox (2) – April 8th

Jose Abreu, White Sox (2) – April 8th

2nd teammates to do this in the same game.

Jason Castro, Astros (2) – April.8th

Matt Kemp, Dodgers – (2) Multi HR Game Apr.06

Hanley Ramirez, Dodgers – (2) Multi HR Game Apr.06

1st teammates to do this in the same game this year.

Nolan Arenado, Rockies (2) Multi HR Game Apr.5

Pedro Alvarez, Pirates (2) Multi HR Game Apr.4

Lucas Duda, NY Mets (2) Multi HR Game Apr.4

Todd Frazier, Reds, (2) Multi HR Game Apr 3rd.

Jose Bautista – Blue Jays (2) Multi HR Game Apr 2nd

Brad Miller, Mariners – (2) Multi HR Game Apr 1st

Freddie Freeman – Braves (2) Multi HR Game Apr 1st

Alejandro De Aza – White Sox (2) – Multi HR Game Mar.31st.

HRs Streaks (Games Consecutive in MLB)

***Denotes Active Streak.

4 Games

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Adrian Gonzalez, Dodgers Apr.09 – Apr.13

Mark Trumbo, D’Backs – 4 Games – Apr.03 – Apr.08

Melky Cabrera, Blue Jays  – 4 Games – Apr.04 – Apr.08

3 Games

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Josh Donaldson, Athletics – May 13 – May.17

2nd streak for Donaldson

Mike Olt, Cubs – May.07 – May.09

Edwin Encarnacion. Blue Jays – May.06 – May.08

Desmond Jennings, Rays, May.01 – May.03

Anthony Rizzo, Cubs, Apr.30 – May.03

Adrian Gonzalez, Dodgers Apr.24 – Apr.26

Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies – Apr.22 – Apr.25

Andrew McCutchen, Pirates – Apr.21 – Apr.23

Charlie Blackmon, Rockies – Apr.20 – Apr.23

Torii Hunter, Tigers –  Apr.04 – Apr.06

Carlos Beltran, Yankees, April.12 – Apr.16

2 Games

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***Brian Dozier, Twins – May 16 – May 17

2nd HR Streak for Dozier

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***Yasiel Puig, Dodgers – May 16 – 17

2nd HR Streak for Puig

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***Carl Crawford – May 16 – May 17

Derek Dietrich, Marlins – May 15 – May 16

Nelson Cruz, Orioles – May 14 – May 15

3rd Streak For Cruz.

Mike Morse, Giants – May.14 – May.15

3rd Streak for Morse.

David Ortiz, Red Sox (2) – May 14th

Yangervis Solarte, Yankees, – May.13 – May.14

Curtis Granderson, Mets May 12 – May 13

Charlie Blackmon , Rockies May 10 – May 11

2nd streak for Blackmon

Yasiel Puig, Dodgers, May 11 – May.12

Christian Yelich, Marlins, May.11 – May.12

Ian Kinsler, Tigers, May.11 – May.12

C.J. Cron, Angels, May.10 – May.12

Mark Teixeira, Yankees, May.10 – May.11

3rd HR streak for Tex this year

Dustin Ackley, Mariners May 10 – May 11

Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies – May.09 – May 10th

3rd streak for TULO.

Joey Votto, Reds, May.09 – May.10

3rd HRs Streak for Votto.

John Jaso, A’s May .09 – May.10

Yoenis Cespedes, A’s – May.08 – May.09

Steve Pearce, O’s – May.08 – May.09

Asdrubal Cabrera, Indians -May.08 – May.09

Victor Martinez, Tigers – May.07 – May.08

Paul Goldschmidt, Dbacks – May.06 – May. 07

Miguel Cabrera, Tigers – May.06 – May.07

Adrian Beltre, Rangers – May.06 – May.07

Gordon Beckham, White Sox – May.06 – May.07

Yasmani Grandal, Padres – May.05 – May.06

Wil Myers, Rays, May.03 – May.04

Jonathan Villar, Astros, May.03 – May.04

Mike Morse, Giants – May.02 – May.03

Mark Teixeira, Yankees, May.02 – May.03

Colby Rasmus, Blue Jays, May.01 – May.02

2nd HR streak for Rasmus of 2 games this year

Marlon Byrd, Phillies, Apr.30 – May.02

Angel Pagan, Giants, May.01 – May.02

Nick Markakis, Orioles, May.1 (Doubleheader)

Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies, Apr.30 – May.01

Brayan Pena, Reds, Apr.30 – May.01

Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies Apr.28 – Apr.29

Mark Teixeira, Yankees  Apr.27 – Apr.29

Carlos Santana, Indians Apr.28 – Apr.29

Brandon Hicks, Giants Apr.27 – Apr.28

Kyle Seager, Mariners Apr.26 – Apr.27th

Juan Francisco, Blue Jays, Apr.25 – Apr.26

Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Apr.25 – Apr.26

Justin Upton – Braves, Apr.25 – Apr.26

Josh Donaldson, Athletics – Apr.24 – Apr.25

Mike Morse, Giants – Apr.23 – Apr.25

Adam Dunn, White Sox – Apr.22 – Apr.24

Jose Abreu, White Sox – Apr.22 – Apr.23

Nelson Cruz, Orioles, – Apr.22 – Apr.23

Brett Lawrie, Blue Jays – Apr.22 – Apr.23

Mike Moustakas, Royals – Apr.22 – Apr.23

Chris Colabello, Twins – Apr.22 – Apr.23

Chris Carter, Astros – Apr.22 – Apr.23

Mike Napoli, Red Sox – Apr.21 – Apr.22

Nolan Arenado, Rockies – Apr.21 – Apr.22

Matt Dominguez, Astros – Apr.21 – Apr.22

Ryan Howard, Phillies – Apr.20 – Apr.21

Michael Brantley, Indians – Apr.20 – Apr.21

Mark Reynolds,  Brewers – Apr.19 – Apr.20

Ryan Braun – Brewers – April.19th – Apr.20

Albert Pujols, Angels – Apr.18th – Apr.19th

3rd consecutive streak for Pujols (2 games each time for all 6 HRs)

Sean Rodriguez, Rays – Apr.17 – Apr.18

Zach Walters, Nationals – Apr.15 – Apr.16

Evan Gattis, Braves – Apr.14 – Apr.16

Brett Lawrie, Blue Jays – Apr.13 – Apr.15

Neil Walker, Pirates – Apr.14 – Apr.15

Todd Frazier, Reds – Apr.14 – Apr.15

Jhonny Peralta, Cardinals – Apr.14 – Apr.15

Juan Uribe, Dodgers – Apr.13 – Apr.15

Ryan Howard, Phillies, Apr.13 – Apr.14

Andrelton Simmons, Braves, Apr.13 – Apr.14

Garrett Jones, Marlins, Apr.13 – Apr.14

Joey Votto, Reds, Apr.13 – Apr.14

Devin Mesoraco, Reds, Apr.13 – Apr.14

Wilin Rosario, Rockies, Apr.13 – Apr.14

Albert Pujols, Angles, Apr.13 – Apr.14

-2nd consecutive streak for Pujols.

Yoenis Cespedes, Athletics, Apr.13 – Apr.14

Colby Rasmus, Blue Jays, Apr.12 – Apr.13

Josh Donaldson, Athletics, April.12 – Apr.13

Raul Ibanez, Angels, April.12 – Apr.13

Freddie Freeman, Braves, Apr.12 – Apr.13

Alfonso Soriano, Yankees, Apr.11 – Apr.12

Justin Upton, Braves, Apr.10 – Apr.11

Albert Pujols, Angels – Apr.08, Apr.09

Brian Dozier, Twins – Apr.09, Apr.10

 Travis Snider, Pirates – Apr.09, Apr.10

Pedro Alvarez, Pirates – Apr.09, Apr.10

Jayson Werth, Nationals – Apr.09, Apr.10

 Kelly Johnson, Yankees – 2 Games Apr.08, Apr.09

Derek Norris, Athletics – 2 Games – Apr.08 – Apr.09

Josh Hamilton, Angels – 2 Games – Apr.04 – Apr.05

Chase Utley, Phillies – 2 Games – Apr.04 – Apr.05

Jay Bruce, Reds – 2 Games – Apr.03 – Apr.04

Nelson Cruz, Orioles – 2 Games Apr.1 – Apr.03

Seth Smith, Padres  – 2 Games Mar.30 – Apr.1

Brandon Belt, Giants – 2 Games – Mar.31 – Apr.1

Brian Dozier has consistently put up great power and leadoff numbers for the Minnesota Twins thus far in the 2014 campaign.  The 27 Year Old 8th RD pick from the 2009 Draft for Minny, leads the AL in AB (195) and Runs Scored (38).  This goes nice with 10 HRs, 30 BB, 12 SB and 22 RBI.  Dozier's line is .250/.369/.463.  If he keeps this up, he may join Joe Mauer at the ALL - Star Game at Target Field in mid July.

Brian Dozier has consistently put up great power and leadoff numbers for the Minnesota Twins thus far in the 2014 campaign. The 27 Year Old (8th RD pick from the 2009 Draft for Minny) , leads the AL in AB (195) and Runs Scored (40). This goes nice with 11 HRs (T-3rd AL), 30 BB (3rd AL), 12 SB (3rd AL) and 25 RBI. Dozier’s line is .258/.377/.485 heading into play May 18th.. If he keeps this up, he may join Joe Mauer at the ALL – Star Game at Target Field in mid July.

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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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