Braun goes deep not once, not twice, but thrice!

Ryan Braun celebrates his third home run of the night with third base coach Ed Sedar. Braun went 4-for-5 with 3 homers, a triple, 3 runs, 6 RBI, and 15 total bases in the romp, his first career 3-homer game.

If he was in a rut, he’s not anymore. Ryan Braun went an astounding 4-for-5 with 3 home runs, a triple, 3 runs scored, 6 runs batted in, and 15 total bases on his way to collecting his first career 3 home run game Monday night in San Diego. Braun, who came into the game with 4 homers on the year, launched 3 balls over the notoriously deep Petco walls, helping power the Milwaukee Brewers to a 8-3 victory over the Padres. In the fifth, Braun smacked a line drive to right center for a round tripper, garnering applause from the home town crowd. In the sixth, he absolutely crushed the baseball to the upper deck of the Western Metal Supply Co. building. The Cali-native completed the trifecta with a seventh inning blast which snuck over the left field wall. Finally, Braun smoked a triple into right field to plate 2 runs in the ninth, capping the Brew Crew win. His huge night propelled him to second in the NL home run race and first on the Brewers (passing Corey Hart, who had a 2 homer lead going into the evening).

To put Braun’s historic night into perspective, I offer you these nuggets of knowledge: 1) Braun became the first player to ever hit 3 home runs at the pitcher-friendly Petco Park, 2) In 14 home games this season, the Padres have a mere 6 home runs, 3) Braun’s 15 total bases set a career high while his 6 RBI tied his career high… For those not too skilled in math, that’s 15 total bases in 5 at-bats, which averages out to be a triple in each AB, not too shabby…

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