Monkeys Hit 3 Home Runs in a Row
On September 22, the Lamigo Monkeys became the eighth CPBL team in the league’s history to hit three home runs in three consecutive at-bats.
The Monkeys came into the bottom of the seventh trailing the Brothers 4-1. Facing the Brothers’ Casey Harman, the Monkeys 7-8-9 hitters managed to surprise everyone and tied up the game with three home runs in a row.
It was pretty much batting practice for the Monkeys’ hitters in that inning. 廖健富 (Liao Chien-Fu) zeroed in on a full-count pitch down the middle and sent it over the centre field wall. Both 林承飛 (Lin Cheng-Fei) and 余德龍 (Yu Te-Lung) did the same and capitalised on the meatball thrown by Harman.
— CPBL STATS (@GOCPBL) September 23, 2019
The Monkeys defeated the Brothers 6-4 and snapped the Brothers’ three-game win streak. The Brothers are currently in the first place in the second-half season, if they secured the second-half season title, then it is going to be a Monkeys-Brothers showdown at the Taiwan Series.
Back-to-Back-to-Back Home Runs in CPBL History
- 1993/06/05 – Wei Chuan Dragons’ 羅世幸 (Lo Shih-Hsing), 艾勃 (Milton Harper), 呂明賜 (Lu Ming-Tzu) against Chinatimes Eagles.
- 1993/12/09 – Wei Chuan Dragons’ 艾勃 (Milton Harper), 羅世幸 (Lo Shih-Hsing), 陳大順 (Chen Ta-Shun) against Brother Elephants. There is no footage of that unfortunately.
- 2003/15/06 – Brother Elephants’ 李志傑 (Li Chih-Chieh), 王金勇 (Wang Chin-Yung), 郭一峰 (Kuo Yi-Feng) against Chinatrust Whales.
- 2003/17/09 – Macoto GIDA 吳承翰 (Wu Cheng-Han), 丘昌榮 (Chiu Chang-Jung), 謝佳賢 (Hsieh Chia-Hsien) against Sinon Bulls.
- 2016/17/04 – EDA Rhinos’ 陽冠威 (Yang Kuan-Wei), 胡金龍 (Hu Chin-Lung), 高孝儀 (Kao Hsiao-Yi) against Uni-Lions.
- 2017/16/04 – Chinatrust Brothers’ 張志豪 (Chang Chih-Hao), 周思齊 (Chou Ssu-Chi), 林智勝 (Lin Chih-Sheng) against Lamigo Monkeys.
- 2017/29/09 – Chinatrust Brothers’ 詹子賢 (Chan Tzu-Hsien), 陳子豪 (Chen Tzu-Hao), 許基宏 (Hsu Chi-Hung) against Uni-Lions.