Hitting three home runs in a game is hard. Very hard, in fact. Last night, Ryan Zimmerman did just that, becoming just the third Nationals player to clout three taters in a single game. He did it against the hated Orioles in an interleague battle at Camden Yards. Which doesn’t make it any less cool, though there were a grand total of eight homers hit in the game overall.
Ryan Zimmerman is something of a Getting Blanked whipping boy because of his ongoing shoulder issues which prevent him from throwing baseballs like a cot damn man. But let’s give him a pass for now, as three homer days tend to live a little longer than weird flip throws across the infield.
Ryan Zimmerman wasn’t the only man to go deep thrice yesterday. Improbably, Cubs catcher Dioner Navarro hit three homers in a Windy City classic yesterday afternoon at Wrigley Field. He became the first Cubs catcher since 1974 to hit three dingers in a game and just the 34th in the history of the game!
The Fat Catcher, as he was lovingly known while a member of the Rays! Who knew? My guess: not even Dioner Navarro knew.