Saturday, July 2nd – *Back-to-back-to-back-to-back home runs in Philly…hot, humid conditions throughout the Mid-Atlantic and a very high HRFI*

The weather is hot and humid today in the Mid-Atlantic region and that is excellent for baseballs to travel in the “light” air mass. Indeed, the ball is flying in Philly for the Cardinals/Phillies game and also in New York City where the Mets are hosting the Texas Rangers.  In both of these cities, the Home Run Forecast Index (HRFI) is “10” throughout the game which is the highest level of all and most favorable for home runs (and total runs). In fact, the top of the 1st inning saw the Cardinals hit 4 consecutive home runs in Philadelphia which is the first time in big league history that this feat occurred in the 1st inning.  Additionally, the feat of 4 straight home runs by the Cardinals is the first time this has been done in their history and only the 11th time in big league history. The last team to hit 4 home runs in a row was the Chicago White Sox in 2020 and it was against the Cardinals. In New York City, the game featured 3 home runs by the time the 2nd inning ended.  This hot and humid air mass is resulting in some severe thunderstorm activity just ahead of a slow-moving cold front and some of these will head towards the I-95 corridor later in the day.

Meteorologist Paul Dorian

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