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Nowak pads all-time home run lead with a monster day in Somerset

We said we’d keep you updated on the Revolution all-time home run race between Chris Nowak and Scott Grimes.  Although Grimes was first to tie Jason Aspito’s franchise record of 42 back in July, Nowak snuck by him as the first to break it with a two-homer game.

Nowak again went deep twice during Tuesday’s day game at Somerset (a 9-1 win), mashing a pair of three-run shots for his 21st and 22nd of the season, taking over the Atlantic League lead from Bridgeport’s Brock Peterson. (He drove in seven runs total on the day.)  Nowak now has 47 dingers in his Revolution career, now four better than Grimes’ 43, as he’s gone deep 11 times this season.  The seven-homer lead Grimes had on Nowak at season’s start didn’t last long.

Chris Nowak still has one more home run record in sight this season of course.  A season ago, his 25 long balls in just 84 games with the club after joining York in mid-June squeaked by Aspito’s previous single-season club record of 24 in 2008.  Barring something unforeseen, Nowak will obliterate that mark and set a new single season bar, needing just four home runs in the final 39 games to surpass his own mark.  Should he maintain his current pace, that record will fall before the end of the month.

-Paul Braverman

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