Funny thing is the Reds hold the National League record for most home runs in a game (they hit 9 against the Phillies Sept. 4, 1999).
Joey Votto hit three in five plate appearances (he walked in the third and grounded out in the eighth). Off three different pitchers.
Votto is the first to hit three in a game this season. It’s the 481st time a player has hit 3 in one game, and he’s the 337th different guy to do it. The most recent was Frank Thomas for the Blue Jays Sept. 17, 2007.
Only 15 players in big league history have hit 4 in one game. No Red has ever done it. Carlos Delgado did it most recently (Sept. 25, 2003) with the Blue Jays. Hard hittin’ Mark Whiten did it at Riverfront Sept. 7, 1993.