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And the fact that it was a pair of rookie teammates to do that in back-to-back games was also newsworthy.
After watching rookie teammate Matt Beaty hit a walk-off HR for @Dodgers last night, fellow rookie Alex Verdugo decided to hit one of his own tonight.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) June 23, 2019
Beaty & Verdugo are the first set of rookie teammates with walk-off HR in back-to-back games in MLB history. (h/t @EliasSports) pic.twitter.com/OA0xY8FwGv
The last time four different Dodgers hit a walk-off home run was in 1990. Hubie Brooks, Kal Daniels, Mike Sharperson and José González. The last time the Dodgers hit four walk-off home runs in a season was in 2009. The difference was Andre Ethier hit all of those that season.
Perhaps this will mean another move today
David Freese was unavailable with more knee issues that could put him on the injured list.— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) June 23, 2019
Around the league ...
MLB.com writer Mark Sheldon writes about Derek Dietrich getting hit six times during his current series against the Milwaukee.
Hey Derek, how many times have you been hit by a pitch this series? pic.twitter.com/KhHCKoAMOQ— Cut4 (@Cut4) June 22, 2019
National League Rookie of the Year contender Pete Alonso hit his 26th home run on Saturday which put him in company with a Mets great and a the first player to hit 70 home runs in a season.
Pete Alonso has hit his 26th home run of the season, tying Darryl Strawberry (1983) for the most ever by a Mets rookie.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) June 22, 2019
In addition, Alonso is just 2 behind Mark McGwire's all-time record (28 in 1987) for most home runs hit by a rookie before July 1st. pic.twitter.com/eMAHqbDG6t
Albert Pujols got a standing ovation prior to his first plate appearance on Friday night. Then on Saturday, he got one that most opposing players never receive. MLB.COM writer Rhett Bollinger wrote about that moment here.