Jason Giambi 7, Philadelphia 1

For those of you who were wondering if Jason Giambi is still playing, he is and last evening slammed three homers and drove home seven runs in the Rockies victory over the Phillies, 7-1. The he 40-year-old starting at first because Todd Helton had a sore back entered 3 for 26 (.115) this season with one home run and four RBI.

Giambi’s first and second homers came off the designated “Other Guy” in the Phillies rotation, in this case Kyle Kendrick, who started in place of Joe Blanton, who had soreness in his right elbow and will most likely head for the DL.

Stan Musial, at 41, remains the oldest player to connect three times in a game going deep against the Newbie Mets on July 8, 1962.

It was the third time in eight days that a big league player hit three homers in a game. Carlos Beltran did it for the New York Mets last Thursday and Toronto’s Jose Bautista did it on Sunday.

Here are the 12 Rockies who have hit three homers in a game:

Rk Player Date Opp Rslt PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB IBB SO
1 Jason Giambi 2011-05-19 PHI W 7-1 5 5 3 3 0 0 3 7 0 0 2
2 Larry Walker 2004-06-25 CLE W 10-8 6 4 4 4 1 0 3 5 2 0 0
3 Todd Helton 2003-05-29 LAD W 12-5 5 5 4 4 0 0 3 6 0 0 0
4 Jose Ortiz 2001-08-17 FLA W 12-5 5 5 3 3 0 0 3 4 0 0 0
5 Todd Hollandsworth 2001-04-15 ARI W 10-7 5 5 3 3 0 0 3 7 0 0 2
6 Jeff Cirillo 2000-06-28 SFG W 17-13 6 5 5 4 1 0 3 6 1 0 0
7 Todd Helton 2000-05-01 MON W 15-8 5 5 4 4 0 0 3 5 0 0 0
8 Vinny Castilla 1999-06-05 MIL W 12-11 5 5 3 4 0 0 3 5 0 0 0
9 Larry Walker 1999-04-28 STL W 9-7 5 5 3 4 0 0 3 8 0 0 0
10 Mike Lansing 1998-09-22 ARI L 6-8 4 4 3 3 0 0 3 4 0 0 0
11 Larry Walker 1997-04-05 MON W 15-3 5 5 3 4 0 0 3 5 0 0 0
12 Andres Galarraga 1995-06-25 SDP W 11-3 5 3 3 3 0 0 3 7 2 1 0
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Generated 5/20/2011.