The Stat Line Of The Night — 5/19/11 — Jason Giambi
It has been a while since Jason Giambi’s glory days with the New York Yankees and Oakland Athletics, but for those who are unaware, the 40-year-old is still kicking around the Majors with the Colorado Rockies, and it appears as though he still has some power left in that bat of his.
With Todd Helton experiencing stiffness in his back, Rockies manager Jim Tracy decided to plug Giambi into last night’s line-up. He entered the game batting .115 with only three hits, one home run and four RBIs, but he would equal or surpass each of those numbers in just five at bats against the Phillies.
Giambi became only the fourth player in MLB history to hit three home runs in a single game at the age of 40. He also added seven RBIs, as the Rockies cruised to a 7-1 victory. Giambi’s first home run of the evening helped him snap an 0-for-18 streak at the plate, and it also upped his average, home run and RBI totals to .194, 4 and 11, respectively. It was a performance truly worthy of the “Stat Line of the Night” for Thursday, May 19, 2011.