Friday, May 29, 2015

Domonic's Home Homers

Domonic Brown has hit six of his seven career HRs at CBP, but his average is 50 points better on the road.

Domonic's Home Homers

Domonic Brown rounds third base after his two-run home run Tuesday (AP/Matt Slocum)
Domonic Brown rounds third base after his two-run home run Tuesday (AP/Matt Slocum) AP

Domonic Brown has hit six of his seven career home runs at Citizens Bank Park, but his batting average is 50 points higher on the road. At CBP, Brown has almost as many homers (6) as single (7).

Brown's career regular season home/road splits through Tuesday:

        Home         Road
GP/GS 38/23 30/18
H-AB 18-94 19-78
   Singles 7 13
   Doubles 5 5
    Home Runs 6 1
   Totals Bases     41 27
Runs 12 9
RBI 16 10
Walks 14 4
Strikeouts 23 17
Batting Avg. .191 .244
On-Base Pct. .288 .277
Slugging Pct. .436 .346
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