Ryan Howard's fifth-inning home run Wednesday was the seventh of his career against righthander Tim Hudson, who is second among all pitchers in Howard's book. Only Chris Votstad has been touched by the Big Piece more often (eight homers).
Special mention to former major leaguer Braden Looper, who allowed five home runs to Ryan in just nine at-bats covering five games.
Here are Howard's career regular season numbers against pitchers off whom he has hit four or more career home runs:
|Braden Looper||5||6- 9||5||0||.667||.769||2.333|