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.
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.
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