Sunday, June 14, 2009

Torii Hunter is a Strong Man

Torii Hunter not only showed off his immense strength but also his ability to constantly hit the ball with his three homeruns yesterday. It is an insane feat that is rarely seen even today with the Steroid era and baseballs that seem to fly out of the park. Not only were they homeruns they were solo homeruns which means he was having success off of the pitchers his teammates might have been struggling with. The last time this was accomplished in the MLB was Alfonso Soriano for the Chicago cubs against my Atlanta Braves but that was way back in 2007.

This wasn't an accident though as Torii Hunter has been putting up solid power numbers all year. The three homeruns yesterday were his 14th, 15th, and 16th this year, and he has a great slugging percentage with .627. There's no question about whether or not Hunter still has power at 33 years old but one may still wonder how long he can put up these kinds of numbers.