If you think hitting a home run in MLB is hard enough for a batter, imagine knocking two balls out of the park in the same game.
That’s awfully difficult to do, especially in a low-scoring environment like the one we are having in 2022 so far.
Unfortunately, his Orioles lost 6-2, which has been, oddly, a common occurrence when Santander goes yard twice in a game.
“The Orioles are now 0-6 when Anthony Santander hits multiple HR in a game — Santander is the only player in MLB history to lose the first 6 multi-HR games of his career,” ESPN Stats & Info tweeted.
The Orioles are now 0-6 when Anthony Santander hits multiple HR in a game — Santander is the only player in MLB history to lose the first 6 multi-HR games of his career. pic.twitter.com/E2e26g6siW
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) May 17, 2022
The Orioles Aren’t A Normal Team
Normally, when a team has a batter who hits two homers in a game, their odds of winning that day would be high.
But Santander doesn’t play for a winning team: he plays for the Orioles, and they are bad.
They are definitely improved considering the lousy image they showed in 2021, but they are still bad.
As a result, they haven’t been able to win any of the six games in which Santander has hit two blasts.
While the Orioles are probably the worst team in the division, they do have some interesting offensive pieces, such as Santander, Trey Mancini, Ryan Mountcastle, Cedric Mullins, and minor league catcher Adley Rutschman.
Hopefully they all stay together for the next few years and help the Orioles return to relevancy.
If they manage to keep Santander, a guy who has a solid (if unspectacular) .747 OPS for his career, it would be helpful, especially since he seems more mature at the plate, showing his usual power and some extra patience (13.1 percent walk rate).