Two by two: Pedro Alvarez homers twice for the second game in a row

Pedro Alvarez, in photos from the last two days, approaching home plate after homering. Photos are courtesy of US Presswire.

Pedro Alvarez of the Pirates has hit 2 homers in each of the Pirates’ last two games.

Here are the last 10 times a guy has gone for 2 homers over each of 2 games:

Strk Start End Games AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI
Mike Napoli 2011-09-27 2011-09-28 2 7 4 4 0 0 4 6
Pedro Alvarez 2010-07-20 2010-07-21 2 9 5 5 0 0 4 8
Carlos Quentin 2010-07-10 2010-07-11 2 8 4 4 0 0 4 8
Luke Scott 2009-05-28 2009-05-29 2 7 4 5 0 0 4 9
Carlos Delgado 2008-09-07 2008-09-09 2 7 5 6 0 0 4 7
Joe Crede 2008-06-06 2008-06-07 2 8 5 6 0 0 4 8
Alfonso Soriano 2008-05-16 2008-05-17 2 9 5 7 1 0 4 7
Ryan Braun 2008-05-11 2008-05-12 2 7 5 4 0 0 4 4
Chipper Jones 2008-04-17 2008-04-18 2 9 5 7 1 0 4 7
Mark Teixeira 2007-08-19 2007-08-20 2 7 6 5 1 0 4 10
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 6/17/2012.

The last time a Pirates player hit 2 homers in 2 straight games was in 2010, When Pedro Alvarez himself did it on July 20th and 21st. Before that? You have to go all the way back to Jason Thompson in 1984.

The last guy to hit 2 homers in 3 straight games was Jeff DeVanon in June of 2003.

 

9 thoughts on “Two by two: Pedro Alvarez homers twice for the second game in a row

  1. 1
    Kenny says:

    And, is there an example of someone hitting 2 homers each in 4 or more consecutive games, or is three the record?

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      John Autin says:

      Kenny, no — the longest streak of multi-HR games (at least since 1918) is 3, shared by Gus Zernial (1951), the original Frank Thomas (1962), Lee May (1969) and Jeff DaVanon (2003).

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    Doug says:

    The streak like this I remember best is Nate Colbert on Aug 1, 1972. He homered twice in the first game of a double-header and three times in the second game. Colbert also homered twice two days previously (Jul 30 – second game) and once two days later (Aug 3).

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      Richard Chester says:

      Frank Howard had a hot streak from 5-12-68 to 5-18-68. Over 6 games he hit 10 HRs, all coming within a span of 20 AB. The sequence of HRs by game was 2-2-1-2-1-2.

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    RJ says:

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