WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 24: Corey Hart #1 of the Milwaukee Brewers runs the bases after hitting a solo home run in the second inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on September 24, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
One of the few silver linings in today's game was Corey Hart, whose solo home run in the second inning was his first in over two weeks and briefly tied the game at 1.
Hart now has 28 home runs on the season, and if he can hit two more in the Brewers' last nine games he'll become just the ninth Brewer ever to hit 30 in multiple seasons:
|Ryan Braun||5||2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012|
|Prince Fielder||5||2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011|
|Jeromy Burnitz||4||1998, 1999, 2000, 2001|
|Gorman Thomas||4||1978, 1979, 1980, 1982|
|Richie Sexson||2||2001, 2003|
|Greg Vaughn||2||1993, 1996|
|Cecil Cooper||2||1982, 1983|
|Ben Oglivie||2||1980, 1982|
Right now Hart (who hit 31 home runs in 2010) is one of nine Brewers with exactly one 30 HR season. The others are Bill Hall (2006), Carlos Lee (2005), Geoff Jenkins (2000), John Jaha (1996), Rob Deer (1986), Larry Hisle (1978), George Scott (1975) and Tommy Harper (1970).
Hart is eleventh on the Brewer all time list with 152 home runs. He needs eight more to tie Paul Molitor for tenth place.