Trey Mancini Shares His Record-Tying Bat with Teammates

Trey Mancini high fives Ubaldo Jimenez.

After a painful walk-off loss to the Blue Jays Saturday afternoon (which, let me remind you was only Toronto’s second win of the season), our Birds came back on Sunday with what they do best: a whole lot of dongs.

But let’s focus on Trey Mancini.

Maybe you know him better as Boom Boom Mancini. As you remember, Mancini hit double dongs against the Red Sox, including an Earl Weaver Special, to help the Orioles whoop some Boston tail in a 12-5 win Wednesday night.

Well, he went boom boom again.

Mancini’s first home run of the game was another beautiful Earl Weaver Special. And you know what else was beautiful? That sweet, sweet sound of the ball making perfect contact with the bat aaaaaand goodbye home run!

In the 8th inning, the Orioles were already up 6-1, but why stop there? Mancini hit his second dong of the game. This home run tied an MLB record – seven home runs in a player’s first 12 games.

The Orioles’ eighth inning led to many of the remaining Blue Jays fans leaving the stadium, as Craig Gentry hit his first home run of the season & then Manny Machado crushed one for his second home run of the season & the third home run of the inning.

Let’s now take a quick minute to celebrate the Easter Bundy. Dylan Bundy went six innings, only allowing 5 hits, with one walk & six strikeouts bringing his season ERA to 1.86. He also got the biggest thing the team – and Alec Asher – lacked in the previous game, run support.

Back to the dongs. After the game, Buck filled us in on the secret to that particular dongfest. Turns out both Gentry & Machado decided to use Mancini’s Louisville Slugger C243 model bat after he hit his second home run.

Lesson to be learned here: never underestimate the power of somebody’s wood.

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