Travis Taijeron homered in each of his first three at-bats on Friday for Triple-A Las Vegas to push his season total to 23, matching his career-high. He has five multi-homer games this season, though he'd never hit three in a single contest prior to Friday.
The 26-year-old left fielder victimized Omaha starter J.C. Sulburan on all three occasions, taking him deep in the second for a two-run shot and cracking solo blasts in the fourth and fifth innings. Taijeron would ground out to second base in his final at-bat to finish the game 3-for-4. He also drove in four runs in the contest.
Taijeron had been slumping before his three-homer outburst, as he entered Friday's game with just three hits in his last 21 at-bats.
An 18th-round draft pick out of Cal Poly Pomona in 2011, Taijeron is batting .280 with a .955 OPS in 112 games this season in his first taste of the Triple-A level.
Mike Rosenbaum is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.