• Kendrys Morales Joins Baerga & Bellhorn

    Posted by on July 31st, 2012 · Comments (1)

    Via ESPN

    Kendrys Morales broke out of a slump in a big way.

    He homered [last night] from both sides of the plate during a nine-run sixth inning, capping the burst with a grand slam that sent the Los Angeles Angels romping past the Texas Rangers 15-8 Monday night.

    “I’m very excited since it’s not an easy thing to do,” said Morales, a Cuban native who spoke through an interpreter. “They were good pitches, perhaps mistakes they made. I felt comfortable, and I was able to connect.”

    Morales became the third switch-hitter in major league history to homer as a lefty and righty in the same inning. Carlos Baerga did it for Cleveland in [April] 1993 and Mark Bellhorn of the Chicago Cubs duplicated the feat in [August] 2002.

    The Angels won the opener of the four-game series and closed within four games of AL West-leading Texas.

    Morales connected for a two-run shot in the sixth as a lefty off Texas starter Roy Oswalt that put the Angels ahead 5-3. Morales then hit a grand slam off Robbie Ross from the right side.

    Morales became the 25th player in AL history to hit two home runs in the same inning.

    It is interesting that this never happened before 1993.

    Comments on Kendrys Morales Joins Baerga & Bellhorn

    1. 77yankees
      July 31st, 2012 | 1:24 pm

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