8:10 PM ET, May 23, 2011
Miller Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
MILWAUKEE -- Corey Hart's big night came because of a sudden change. Hart felt miserable in batting practice, so he switched his stance during his last warmup at-bats and fiddled with the position of his hands slightly.Hart hit his first three home runs this season and drove in seven to tie both club records, lifting the surging Milwaukee Brewers past the Washington Nationals 11-3 on Monday night."Hopefully this is a start," said Hart, with his 1-year-old son, Brye, munching on a cookie on his hip. "Hopefully I can start swinging the bat better and keep it going."
Good Things Come In Threes
Corey Hart hit three homers for Milwaukee on Monday night, becoming the fourth slugger this year to go yard three times in a game.
|May 23, Nationals|
|May 19, Phillies|
|May 15, Twins|
|May 12, Rockies|
Hart is the 10th player in franchise history with three homers in a game. ... The Brewers claimed LHP Daniel Ray Herrera off waivers from the Reds. ... Brewers OF Nyjer Morgan (broken finger) is expected to play Tuesday and Wednesday in extended spring training rehab starts before returning to Milwaukee. ... Brewers LHP Zach Braddock (sleep disorder) was a late scratch from a rehab appearance in Class-A Wisconsin because of a cracked fingernail. ... Brewers INF/OF Erick Almonte (concussion) was hit in the cheek when a ball deflected off his glove before batting practice. Almonte said he wasn't dizzy from the second head hit, but was expected to see the doctor again.
Regular Season Series
|1st||C Hart homered to center (441 feet), R Weeks scored.||0||2|
|1st||P Fielder homered to center (421 feet).||0||3|
|2nd||M Morse homered to right center (446 feet).||1||3|
|5th||C Hart homered to center (409 feet), R Weeks scored.||1||5|
|5th||J Lucroy singled to left, R Braun scored.||1||6|
|8th||Y Betancourt doubled to deep center, J Lucroy scored.||1||7|
|8th||C Hart homered to left (409 feet), Y Betancourt and R Weeks scored.||1||10|
|8th||P Fielder safe at first on throwing error by first baseman A Cora, B Boggs scored.||1||11|
|9th||J Hairston Jr. tripled to deep right, B Bixler scored.||2||11|
|9th||R Bernadina grounded out to second, J Hairston Jr. scored.||3||11|
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|Stadium||Miller Park, Milwaukee, WI|
|Attendance||22,906 (54.7% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||74 degrees, cloudy|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Tim Welke, First Base - Lance Barksdale, Second Base - Adrian Johnson, Third Base - Fieldin Culbreth|
Corey Hart: 1st career 3-HR game 15th Brewers 3-HR game Last one: Geoff Jenkins, May 21, 2003 vs Padres. 4th time a right-handed hitter has hit 3 HR in a game for the Brewers Paul Molitor did it in 1982, Richie Sexson did it in 2001 and 2003 Comes on the anniversary of another mega-HR game at Miller Park Shawn Green had 4 on May 23, 2002 for Dodgers at Brewers.
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