The Stat Line Of The Night — 5/24/11 — Carlos Quentin
Hitting three home runs in a single game isn’t supposed to be a common occurrence for Major League baseball players, but that certainly has not been the case in the month of May. Throughout the past two weeks we have witnessed the Mets’ Carlos Beltran, the Jays’ Jose Bautista, the Rockies’ Jason Giambi, and the Brewers Corey Hart accomplish that feat. And we can now add the White Sox’s Carlos Quentin to that list.
Quentin entered last night’s game against the Texas Rangers with nine home runs on the season, and he would add three more to that total after going deep in the first, third and ninth inning of Chicago’s 8-6 victory. The White Sox’s right fielder almost didn’t get the chance to hit his third homer of the night when the game was delayed for nearly three hours due to rain, lightning, hail and possible tornadoes. But not even the weather would stop Quentin on this night, as he would finish with three home runs and five RBIs in five at bats. Numbers like that are easily enough to earn him “The Stat Line of the Night” for Tuesday, May 24, 2010.