Consecutive Solo Home Runs
The Phillies have hit 16 straight home runs without a man on base. The mark for consecutive solo home runs was set by the Giants in 2011 when they hit 21 straight, breaking the record of 19 set by the 1914 Phillies.
The Phils’ last home run with a man on base was the 3-run shot by Domonic Brown on April 27th. John Mayberry Jr. then started the streak of solo homers by going back-to-back after Brown.
25 of their 34 homers have been solo, or 73.5%, which is the 3rd highest % in the NL, behind Cincy’s 78%, and Miami's 74%. The NL average has been 61%, and if the Phillies had the same percentage, only 21 would have been solo. The Cubs (48%) and Nationals (53%) have the lowest %’s of solo home runs.
By the way, one would think that the lower a team's OBP, the higher the percentage of home runs that would be solos, but this year at least there is almost no correlation (.08) between solo home run %’s and.