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|Monday, September 26th, 2022: Porter Belts 3 HR Against Atlanta!|
Ben Porter of the Pittsburgh Pirates had a lot to celebrate in today's 10-7 win over the Atlanta Braves. Three times he celebrated by pounding the ball out of Three Rivers Stadium.
He kiddingly told reporters after the game, "Hopefully, I can continue to close my eyes and swing as hard as I can. It worked well today."
The powerful Pittsburgh right fielder tagged 3 hits in 5 at-bats, drove in 4 runs, and scored 3 times in his three-home-run outburst.
Porter added, "Seriously, I just try to swing early and often to give myself a chance. I let the pitcher supply all the power, I just try to figure out how to get the bat on the ball."
"We talked about changing our strategy for the third one...and then he hit another homer," the Atlanta manager said. "We just couldn't get him out."
B. Porter hit a two-run home run off J. Sánchez in the 3rd, hit a solo-shot off J. Sánchez in the 5th, struck out in the 6th, hit a solo-shot off T. Kahnle in the 8th and flied out in the 9th.
This season Porter is swinging the bat at a .299 rate with 164 hits in 548 at-bats. To date he has hit 46 home runs, scored 91 runs and driven in 129.
|Monday, September 5th, 2022: Week's #1 Player Honored by NL|
He was a hard-hitting machine all week long. That's why Cody Robertson of the Atlanta Braves was named the National Player of the Week.
For the week the 34-year-old right fielder batted .448 (13-29) with 1 home run, 6 runs and 10 RBIs.
Thus far this season Robertson is hitting .294 with 12 home runs, 59 RBIs and 47 runs scored. He has 96 hits in 326 at-bats and has played in 100 games.
|Friday, August 26th, 2022: Chris Davis Gets Hit Number 3000|
It was a banner day for Chris Davis, who collected his 3000th hit in the Atlanta 5-4 win over Cleveland. Davis went 1-5 in the game as both Braves and Indians fans cheered Davis, when he reached base after his historic hit.
"It feels great to get #3000," Davis said afterward, "especially since we won the game."
In his all-time stats Davis is hitting .309 with 3000 hits, 765 home runs, 1917 runs scored and 2054 RBIs.
|Record overall||85-77, .525 PCT|
|Position in Division||4th, 26.0 GB|
|Record at home||49-32, .605 PCT|
|Record on the road||36-45, .444 PCT|
|Record in X-inning games||8-6, .571 PCT|
|Record in one-run games||22-17, .564 PCT|
|Record versus LHP||31-28, .525 PCT|
|Record versus RHP||54-49, .524 PCT|
|Record last 10 games||7-3, .700 PCT|
|Record in April||9-15, .375 PCT|
|Record in May||17-10, .630 PCT|
|Record in June||13-15, .464 PCT|
|Record in July||12-14, .462 PCT|
|Record in August||16-13, .552 PCT|
|Record in September||16-10, .615 PCT|
|Record in October||2-0, 1.000 PCT|
|Team Batting Stats & Rankings|
|Batting Average||.289 - 6th in NL|
|On-Base Percentage||.367 - 5th in NL|
|Slugging Percentage||.480 - 5th in NL|
|On-Base + Slugging||.848 - 6th in NL|
|Runs Scored||992 - 7th in NL|
|Hits||1671 - 6th in NL|
|Extra-Base Hits||588 - 7th in NL|
|Home Runs||243 - 6th in NL|
|Bases-On-Balls||657 - 3rd in NL|
|Strikeouts||1030 - 10th in NL|
|Stolen Bases||113 - 9th in NL|
|Team Pitching Stats & Rankings|
|Earned Run Average ||5.77 - 7th in NL|
|Starters' ERA||5.58 - 6th in NL|
|Bullpen ERA||6.21 - 8th in NL|
|Runs allowed||990 - 6th in NL|
|Hits allowed||1639 - 7th in NL|
|Opponents AVG||.285 - 7th in NL|
|BABIP||.310 - 6th in NL|
|Home Runs allowed||231 - 7th in NL|
|Bases-On-Balls||573 - 4th in NL|
|Strikeouts||970 - 7th in NL|