It’s not all that uncommon to see Major League Baseball teams utilizing the home run as their chief source of offensive output in 2020. In the modern day league, most teams have hitters from top-to-bottom that can hit home runs. The Chicago White Sox took that to an extreme on Sunday as they defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 7-2. Having taken a 1-0 lead into the fifth inning, they would encounter debuting pitcher Roel Ramirez.
Poor Roel would then go on to set a dubious record by giving up four consecutive home runs. That’s right, Yoan Moncada, Yasmani Grandal, Jose Abreu, and Eloy Jimenez went back-to-back-to-back-to-back to combine for six more runs to put them up by seven. The Cardinals could only muster two, both in the seventh inning, and the White Sox thus improved to 11-11 on the new season. The four straight dingers tied the White Sox for the most consecutive homers in a game, and it had happened nine other times previously.