Russell Martin becomes fourth player to homer for four different teams in the playoffs
Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin hit one of two home runs in the bottom of the first game of ALDS Game 3 on Sunday evening, helping stake the Blue Jays to a 3-1 lead. Though Martin had played 11 games in the playoffs prior to Sunday, he had yet to homer.
As ESPN Stats & Info notes, Martin’s home run made him the fourth player to homer with four different teams in the postseason. The others are John Olerud (Blue Jays, Mets, Mariners, Yankees), Ron Gant (Braves, Reds, Cardinals, Athletics), and Reggie Sanders (Reds, Diamondbacks, Giants, Cardinals). Martin has done it for the Dodgers, Yankees, Pirates, and Blue Jays.
Martin was hitless with a pair of walks in 13 plate appearances this postseason entering Sunday’s action.