Ryan Braun's three-homer game was the second of his career.Ryan Braun was due.
Braun entered Tuesday with only three hits in 20 at-bats all season and three home runs in his last 181 at-bats overall. He had only one hit on a pitch in the strike zone in the season’s first five games.
Braun became the first player to hit three homers in a game this season. He’s the fifth player in Brewers history to hit three home runs in a game more than once, joining Ben Oglivie (three times), Richie Sexson, Geoff Jenkins and Jeromy Burnitz (twice each).
He’s the first player to hit three in a game against the Philadelphia Phillies since Jason Giambi of the Colorado Rockies in 2011. The four players to hit three and drive in seven in a game against the Phillies in Philadelphia are Johnny Bench, Mark McGwire, Giambi and Braun
Most HR in Brewers History
He’s the first player to hit three home runs in a game after serving a suspension for violating baseball’s performance-enhancing drug policy.