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Corey Hart — 4 HRs in two days (on a roll)

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Just had to point out that Corey Hart is on a major roll right now; starting yesterday, Hart had only 1 RBI and no HRs, but now (after his first at-bat in tonight’s game versus the Washington Nationals) Hart has 4 HR and 9 RBI.

Last night, Corey Hart had an outstanding game, hitting 3 HRs in one game — the first time he’d ever done it in his career — and tying a team record with his 7 RBI in last night’s game.  He also had two outstanding catches in the outfield to add to his on-field spectacular.

Corey Hart started off this season on the disabled list (DL) and everyone had been waiting for him to break out and hit like he did last year (with his 31 HRs, 102 RBI, and .283 average).   A few weeks ago, I noted here in my blog that I believed Hart’s swing was starting to come around as he’d had a few really good ABs (battling the pitcher for multiple pitches, even if he still made an out, or hitting the ball really hard, but at someone), and Hart had started to hit after that — unfortunately he didn’t have any RBI to show for it, but he did have some doubles and his average, overall, had climbed from below .200 to above .250.

With Hart’s 3 HR game, he has now climbed to .263 (starting tonight’s game against the Nationals), and his power stroke is definitely working — so is another trip to the All-Star game in the offing?   Or how about going back to the Home Run Derby?

I like Hart, and think he’s an outstanding player with a great attitude.  I’m really glad he’s started to hit, and that his defense has continued to improve.

To keep tabs on Hart throughout the season, I recommend FanGraphs:

http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=1945&position=OF

Written by Barb Caffrey

May 24, 2011 at 7:34 pm

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