The Braves first three hitters today, Rafael Furcal, Mark DeRosa and Gary Sheffield, led off the game with consecutive home runs. The pitcher, Jeff Austin, was grooved each pitch like a BP tosser. This is the second time in baseball history.that the first three batters for a team have all hit home runs The other time was by Marvell Wynne, Tony Gwynn, and John Kruk April 13, 1987 for the Padres.
The odd thing is that Mark DeRosa only has two home runs on the season and this is his first as the number 2 hitter this season. You say that he had only had 15 at-bats in the #2 spot oming into the season. That's true. However, consider in 84 at-bats in the two hole over the last four years, DeRosa only had one home run.
Wynne only hit two home runs for the entire season in 1987. So maybe it's not so odd after all.