Hill’s Bells!

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On the same night that 42 year old Bartolo Colon hits his first major league home run in the Met/ Padres game, Brewer’s veteran infielder Aaron Hill went “off” with 3 “dingers” of his own (numbers 153, 154, & 155 of his career). Hill came within a “3 – run homer” from hitting for the cycle in home runs for a game.

After lining out to short in the second, and flying out to Reds’s left fielder Adam Duvall in the 4th, the Queen City’s famous “Sky Line” chili must’ve kicked in. Hill came to the plate with nobody out, Lucroy already in on a home run of his own, Chris Carter  standing on first base, and lifted a 3-2 pitch over the left field fence to bring the Crew within one of the Reds 6-5. Hill then tied the game with his second home run on the night, a solo shot in the 8th over the center field wall off of Red’s reliever JC Ramirez.

Milwaukee Brewers v Cincinnati Reds

CINCINNATI, OH – MAY 7: Aaron Hill #9  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

With the game tied, and the Brewers in desperate need of a win in order to snap a 3 game losing streak, Hill came to the plate with the bases “juiced” in the top of the 10th rapped a 2-0 pitch off of Caleb Cotham for a Grand Slam! Hill finished his night 3 for 5, with 7 RBI, and 3 Runs scored as the Crew held on, to down Cincinnati  13-7.

The offensive output by the 34 year old Hill tied the Brewers record for home runs and RBIs in a game, most recently accomplished by Ryan Braun on April 8, 2014 at Philly. He also joins the Rockies Nolan Arenado as the only players to drive in seven runs in a single game so far this season.

Game 4 is this afternoon as the Brewers try to get out Cincinnati with a split, then it’s off to sunny South Beach.

(photos courtesy of: denverpost, sandiegouniontribune, inquister, getty)

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2 thoughts on “Hill’s Bells!

    • Though multiple home run cycles have been recorded in collegiate baseball, the only home run cycle in a professional baseball game belongs to Tyrone Horne, who stroked four long balls for the minor league, Double-A Arkansas Travelers in a game against the San Antonio Missions on July 27, 1998.

      BUT JUST CHECK THIS OUT: On May 20, 1998, the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians performed a feat possibly never before duplicated in professional baseball. In the FIFTH INNING of a game against the Pawtucket Red Sox, Indianapolis players hit for a “Homer Cycle”. Pete Rose, Jr. opened the inning with a solo home run, Jason Williams connected for a 3-run shot, Glenn Murray slugged a grand slam, and Guillermo Garcia finished the scoring with a 2-run blast. The Indians won the game 11–4.

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