Cardinals Hit 4 Consecutive Home Runs Against the Phillies

The St. Louis Cardinals started Saturday’s matchup against the Philadelphia Phillies with a bang, hitting four consecutive home runs in the first inning.

Nolan Arenado started the scoring with a two run home run, driving in Paul Goldschmidt.

Nolan Gorman followed with a solo homer, with designated hitter Juan Yepes contributing the third consecutive blast against Phillies pitcher Kyle Gibson.

Finally, Dylan Carlson added the longest home run of the remarkable sequence, launching a ball 407 feet into the right field seats on the second pitch of the at bat:

This was only the 11th time that a team has hit four consecutive home runs, making it one of the rarest feats in baseball. Even perfect games happen more frequently, with 23 occurring in MLB history.

The back to back to back to back homers gave the Cardinals an early 5-0 lead in Philadelphia.

Written by Ian Miller

Ian Miller is a former award watching high school actor, ice cream expert and long suffering Dodgers fan. He spends most of his time golfing, eating as much pizza as humanly possible, reading about World War I history, and trying to get the remote back from his dog. Follow him on Twitter.

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  1. I am continually amazed how quick MLB can come up with bizarrely obscure historical data on ANY occurrence. “The 11th time in MLB history …” WHO KNEW!

    When were each of those previous 10 and what was the temperature at the time? What pitches were hit for the HRs and what was the speed of each …. how many of hitters were AfAm, Dominican, etc. Was Dave Kingman involved? …?????

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