In honor of Ryan Theriot’s power surge, we present a humorous photo from the Cubs Brickyard. Though, if he keeps hitting bombs, the photo will become less humorous and more suspicious. In fact, the article from which the photo comes is starting to look prescient.
Ryan Theriot is one home run shy of tying his career high of three, set in 2006 and ’07. In ’07, he didn’t hit his second homer until the 79th game. The shortstop had gone 620 at-bats without a home run before connecting on Friday, and now has hit blasts in back to back games. The last player to have a longer homerless streak broken by going deep in consecutive games was Gene Clines, who had gone 1,079 at-bats without a homer before hitting back to back long balls May 16-17, 1977, against the Padres. Muskat Ramblings.