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Stat Of The Day: McGehee Ends The Drought

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Ryan Braun's first inning, three run home run drew more attention, but Casey McGehee's solo shot later in the frame was also pretty statistically notable. It was his first long ball since April 20, snapping the second longest homerless streak of his career and his longest since his first big league homer:

Start End Games AB
September 2, 2008 June 13, 2009 34 85
April 20, 2011 May 14, 2011 21 79
May 20, 2010 June 10, 2010 19 78
August 21, 2010 September 11, 2010 19 72
July 2, 2010 July 24, 2010 19 70

It's also worth noting that McGehee was still relatively productive during this streak. He posted a .278/.352/.367 line over those 21 games. That's both the highest OBP (.352) and OPS (.719) he's posted in any of the five streaks listed above. 

McGehee now has hits in five straight games and multiple hits in four of them. He's also reached base safely in ten straight games.