courtesy of suntimes.com
Hey baseball world, have you ever heard of Chicago Cubs backup catcher Dioner Navarro? If you live in the windy city you do now! Dioner Navarro replaced Wellington Castillo in the lineup today and had a day to remember. The Chicago Cubs, who are desperate for any offense got it from their backup catcher. Dioner Navarro took John Danks yard twice hitting a solo shot in the second inning, and a two-run shot in the fourth inning. He hit a three-run shot in the seventh inning off of Brian Omogrosso. Navarro ended the day with 3HR, 6RBI, 4RUNS, and a walk in a 9-3 win against their arch rival White Sox in the The Windy City Showdown.
Navarro entered the game with 44 career home runs in 2,066 at-bats. That is, he had one homer for every 47 at-bats previously in his career. On Wedneday, Navarro homered in his only three at-bats.
In case you didn't know: Navarro is also a switch hitter, hitting two of his three home runs from the right hand side. The last Cub's player to hit three home runs in a game was Aramis Ramirez against Houston Astros three years ago. The last Cub's catcher to hit three home runs in a game was George Mitterwald on April 17, 1974, against Pittsburgh. Don't know how long Navarro will be able to keep the glass slipper on, but for one afternoon there will be a smile on his face!
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