Cubs’ Swarmer gives up record-tying six HRson June 12, 2022 at 2:40 am

NEW YORK — Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Matt Swarmer tied a record on Saturday night, giving up six solo home runs to the New York Yankees before being pulled after five innings.

Swarmer, 28, is the second pitcher in MLB history – and first since 1932 – to allow six solo home runs in a single game. He’s the 10th pitcher ever to give up six home runs of any kind in a game and first Cub since 1884.

Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge hit two home runs off Swarmer, including one to lead-off the game. Giancarlo Stanton, Gleyber Torres, Jose Trevino and Anthony Rizzo hit the other four off Swarmer, who gave up seven hits in his outing, with six leaving the yard.

It’s the seventh time this season both Judge and Stanton have homered in the same game, most by two teammates this season.

Stanton’s fourth inning blast is tied (with himself) for the hardest hit (119.8 mph) ball this season.

Swarmer was making his third major league start after a successful debut and follow up outing. His ERA entering the night was 1.50. It’s now 4.24.

Read More

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.