“I think that’s kind of the biggest thing is keying in on your pitch and not trying to hit a home run,” Schwarber told reporters. “I’ve caught myself trying to do that where I’ve swung and missed at a first-pitch fastball that could’ve been a hit, and you find yourself trying to do too much with the pitch.”
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Schwarber has 16 home runs in June, all since June 12. That’s more than the totals of 10 big-league teams.
Schwarber joined Barry Bonds (2001) and Sammy Sosa (1998) as the third big leaguer to hit 16 home runs in an 18-game stretch, and he became the second player in baseball history to hit 10 home runs in 12 games, following Albert Belle (1995).
Schwarber has 25 home runs this season. He moved into a tie with Fernando Tatis Jr., of the San Diego Padres, for the National League lead.