Former Rainbow Warriors star Josh Roj, launched his first thee longballs of the 2022 season. The Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the Chicago Cubs 10-6 on Friday.
The teams cleared the brick walls eleven times, with fierce winds blowing out in the warm afternoon. Seven homers were hit by the Diamondbacks.
David Peralta was deep twice; Alek Thomas and Christian Walker were solo homers as the Diamondbacks won their second consecutive game after a six-game losing streak.
Rojas recorded his first three-homer game, and his third career multi-homer outing. After a flyout in his first inning, Rojas hit a solo homer in the 3rd and a two-run homer in the 5th. Rojas hit his next homer in the 7th
Rojas opened the ninth with the chance to tie the big-league record of four home runs per game. He struck out. There have been 18 major league four-homer games, with the last being by J.D. Martinez for the Diamondbacks, 2017.
Rojas claimed that he tried to lift the ball in his first at-bat but was unsuccessful.
Rojas was successful in the approach and connected in his three subsequent at-bats.
The 27-year-old had been suffering from a strain in his right oblique. On May 6th he came off the injured list, Rojas entered at third base. He was hitting .250 and had three RBIs in 13 games.