Minor League Update: Nats’ Farmhand Aubrey Has Four Homer Game
Washington Nationals minor leaguer Michael Aubrey became the tenth player in International League history to hit four homers in a game today.
Playing for the National’s Triple A Syracuse Chiefs against the Durham Bulls (Tampa) in Syracuse, Aubrey, hitting in the fifth spot in the lineup as the DH, had a two run homer in the first, a solo shot in the third, a three run blast in the fifth and another solo shot in the seventh.
Aubrey drove in seven of the Chief’s eleven runs in an eventual 11-0 win.
If the name sounds familiar, it should.
Aubrey was the first round pick of the Cleveland Indians in the 2003 draft. While he’s bounced around since then, with Washington being his third organization, he does have 46 games of major league experience with Cleveland and Baltimore, homering six times in 135 career at bats.
Hitting four homers in a game is rare, moreso when you’re not on steriods, and I’m more impressed by this than either of the recent two Major League no-hitters.