Yesterday I wrote an article that was rather similarly titled when Ibandel Isabel tied the home run record in the Florida State League. He tied the record of 33 home runs on Monday night. The big right handed hitter didn’t waste much time being tied with the home run record. In the top of the first inning he crushed a 2-run homer to break the record and stand alone at the top of the mountain. The Florida State League has been around for 99 years and no player had ever hit 34 home runs in a single season before.
That record didn’t last long. In the fourth inning he came back to the plate and hit his 35th home run of the season for Daytona. It was his 36th overall on the year, including the one he hit with the Dodgers organization before he was traded to Cincinnati in the middle of April. Tuesday night was the sixth time this season that Ibandel Isabel had a multiple home run game. I joked in yesterdays article that Isabel wasn’t going to catch Jeff Jones 42 home runs from 1982 with only six games remaining. Maybe I was wrong. There are five Daytona games left in the regular season. He needs seven homers. A few multi-homer games could do it.
Brian O’Grady homers again for Louisville
I’ve written it before on the site, but Brian O’Grady is having his best season as a professional. He homered against Indianapolis on Monday night. Last night in Columbus he homered again. He’s now hit 13 home runs on the season. Here’s a tweet that I sent out last night with video of both of his home runs over the last two nights.
Speaking of dudes raking for Louisville, Brian O’Grady homered for the 2nd straight night for the Bats. Here are the two homers. Not sure where the left fielder was going on that first one. Look where that ball landed. LOL pic.twitter.com/jot7VpQHJH
— Doug Gray (@dougdirt24) August 29, 2018
In his 99 games played between Pensacola and Louisville he’s hitting .281/.359/.518. He’s set new career highs for doubles and home runs, and he’s tied his career high in triples. Since moving up to Triple-A he’s improved his numbers. With the Bats he’s hitting .314/.368/.587 over a span of 36 games. He’s also hit more home runs, 7, than he had in Double-A Pensacola, 6.