Cody Thomas and Carlos Rincon make history

I don’t normally do individual minor league games unless they warrant special attention but the Loons had a quite a historical game last night.

The Loons hit seven home runs last night but the more interesting part was that it was done by only three hitters. 

Yeah, that is kind of cool but not as cool as

Cody Thomas hit three of the seven home runs.

Yeah, that is kind of cool but not as cool as

Carlos Rincon and Cody Thomas went back to back twice

Yeah, that is kind of cool but not as cool as

IN THE SAME INNING

Before the Class A Loons sent their pitcher to the mound Thursday, Cody Thomas and Carlos Rinconpulled off a very rare feat in the top of the first inning.

An out hadn’t been recorded yet when the outfielder and the Dodgers No. 24 prospect belted back-to-back homers. Later in the same frame, the duo provided an encore.

Overall, Cody Thomas hit three, Carlos Rincon hit two, and Jered Walker also hit two.

In the same Gavin Lux had three hits but did not hit a home run after hitting three in his previous four games. Lux’s previously anemic bat has woken up and he has collected ten hits in his last five games including those aforementioned three home runs.

Jordan Sheffield pitched his best game of the season with ten strikeouts.

This was kind of a redemption game for the 2016 draft class as Lux/Sheffield/Thomas had all under performed expectations so far in 2017.

It was also the debut of 18-year-old Starling Heredia in full season professional baseball. Starling only managed one hit while his teammates were pouring the ball over the fence. What a bust.

 

 

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