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Ryan Zimmerman Is A Fan Of The Long Ball

Ryan Zimmerman has certainly developed a flair for drama. Attempting to muscle his way into the All-Star game, last night marked the sixth time in Zimmerman's career that he has hit a walk-off homer.

However, what has gone relatively unnoticed is that this was the Zimmerman's fourth multi-homer game of the season. According to Baseball Reference, Zimmerman has had eight multi-homer games during his career, which means that 50% of those happened during this season alone. Let's go to the numbers after the jump:

Rk Date Tm Opp Rslt PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO WPA
1 2010-07-06 WSN SDP W 6-5 5 4 2 3 1 0 2 2 1 0 0.464
2 2010-05-30 WSN SDP L 2-3 5 5 2 2 0 0 2 2 0 2 0.161
3 2010-05-13 WSN COL W 14-6 5 5 3 3 0 0 2 6 0 2 0.279
4 2010-04-30 WSN FLA W 7-1 5 4 2 3 1 0 2 3 1 0 0.232
5 2009-05-11 WSN SFG L 7-11 5 5 2 4 0 0 2 4 0 0 0.057
6 2009-04-27 WSN PHI L 11-13 6 4 3 2 0 0 2 3 2 1 0.204
7 2008-05-07 WSN HOU L 3-4 4 4 2 3 0 0 2 3 0 1 0.354
8 2007-08-04 WSN STL W 12-1 5 5 2 2 0 0 2 3 0 0 0.126

 

Two things can be noted from this info. The first is that multi-homer games for Zimmerman are correlating to wins this year, which was not the case in previous years. The second is that you can see Zimmerman really has a thing for Padres pitching.