Did any of you have Josh Hamilton on your fantasy teams last night? Congratulations -- you can take the rest of the week off. No need to worry about matchups or injuries or any of that. Hamilton gave you (and the Rangers) a week's worth of production with a four-homer game in Baltimore on Tuesday night. Hamilton is the first American League player to go 5-for-5 with four home runs in a game, and the first to total 18 bases in one contest. He actually came close to hitting five homers, but he narrowly missed a hanging curveball in his third at-bat. That would have been unprecedented -- no major leaguer has reached the five-homer plateau in a game.
Hamilton the MVP?
Hamilton is leading in all kinds of offensive categories. Hilariously, he has more home runs this season (14) than the entire San Diego Padres roster (12).
Home run total?
Hamilton's career high in home runs is 32; he did that in 2008 and 2010. Right now, he's almost halfway there ... and May has just started.
Hamilton or Humber?
Four-homer games are slightly rarer than perfect games, although there's no doubt that a perfecto carries with it a significantly higher element of tension.
Stay in Texas?
Hamilton seems to enjoy it in Texas, but he's a free agent after this season, and bidding for his services will likely be fierce.