Brewers vs. Cardinals: Record-Crushing HR Pace In Game 6

In case you haven't been paying close attention, here are six baseball players:

David Freese
Corey Hart
Rickie Weeks
Rafael Furcal
Jonathan Lucroy
Albert Pujols

Aside from being baseball players, what do they have in common?

They've all hit home runs in the first 2½ innings of Game 6 of the National League Championship Series.

In case you're wondering, six home runs is quite a lot of home runs. It would be a lot of home runs after nine innings, let alone 2½ innings. I mean, crazy let alone 2½ innings.

The record for home runs in postseason game is 7, set in three League Championship Series games and one World Series game. In chronological order:

1989 World Series, Game 3: Athletics 5 home runs, Giants 2
2003 NLCS, Game 1: Marlins 4, Cubs 3
2006 NLCS, Game 4: Mets 4, Cardinals 3
2009 NLCS, Game 5: Phillies 4, Dodgers 3

In all four games, the team that hit more home runs won.

In other news, if you look at the years of those NLCS's, it seems that we were just about due for a game like this.

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