The Giambino is back
A week ago, the Rockies' Jason Giambi was mired in a monthlong slump. Now, he's one of the hottest hitters in the National League, having homered five times in six games going into Wednesday night's game against Arizona.
The slump ended last Thursday at Citizens Bank Park, when Todd Helton's back starting acting up and manager Jim Tracy inserted the 40-year-old into the lineup. All of Philadelphia remembers what happened next: Giambi became the second-oldest player to homer three times in a game, and one of only four to do it in their 40s, joining Stan Musial, Babe Ruth, and Reggie Jackson. Also, he drove in seven runs.