Updated Aug 3, 2012 - 8:18 pm
Upton hits career home run number 100
From being benched in early June to then being booed by his hometown fans, it's no doubt that career home run number 100 comes as a much-needed positive moment for the 24-year-old right fielder.
Justin Upton's solo home run to left field off of Kyle Kendrick gave the Diamondbacks a 1-0 lead in the second inning over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday. The Diamondbacks went on to win the game 4-2.
"It was awesome, it has been awhile since I hit a home run so it was big to help the team out early," Upton told Fox Sports after the game regarding home run number 100. "It's something I work on every day. I'm in the cage grinding so to see it happen early is great."
Upton is hitting .271 with nine home runs and 45 RBI on the year and had been stuck on career home run number 99 since July 20 against the Houston Astros.
Currently two games back from the division leading San Francisco Giants, home run number 100 could hopefully come as a momentum builder for Upton, who is on track to have his lowest home run total since being called up by the Diamondbacks in 2007.
- Derrick Hall - D-backs president and CEO - Thursday July 24Derrick Hall talks about the approaching trade deadline.
- Bickley Blast - Wednesday July 23Kirk Gibson could be close to being a part of another miracle.
- Kevin Towers, D-backs GM - Wednesday July 23D-backs GM Kevin Towers talks about the upcoming trade deadline.
- Kirk Gibson- D-backs Manager - Tuesday July 22Did the D-backs tell Brandon McCarthy not to throw his cutter?
- Paul Goldschmidt, D-backs first baseman - Friday July 18Paul Goldschmidt talks about the All-Star Game and his expectations for the season's second half.
- Our Guy Harry - Thursday July 17Our Guy Harry joins Dan and Vince in studio.
- Derrick Hall, D-backs president & CEO - Thursday July 17Derrick Hall on Paul Goldschmidt's leadership abilities and the future of Brad Ziegler.