Troy Glaus put some fitting finishing touches on a scorching May Monday when he hit a three-run homer against the Phillies to put the game out of reach.
He added three more RBIs onto his total to finish the month with 28, which led the National League and trailed only Vladimir Guerrero of Texas (31) in the majors.
For the month, Glaus hit .330 with three doubles, six home runs, and 28 RBIs in 28 games. He went 2-for-4 with three runs scored Monday.
“He’s had an unbelievable month,” Chipper Jones said. “You talk about 28 RBIs in a month. I’ve never had a month like that. I don’t even know if I’ve had 20 in a month. You get a hitter who’s confident and hot and on top of his swing and you give him opportunities with runners on base every day, day in and day out, sometimes multiple times – that’s how you do it.”
Since May 14, when manager Bobby Cox bumped Martin Prado into the leadoff spot and put Jason Heyward into the No. 2 hole ahead of Jones, Glaus has driven in 14 runs in 17 games and hit four home runs.
“They’re doing a great job of getting on – Jason, Martin, and Chipper and all those guys,” Glaus said. “The more opportunities you have, the more chances you have to be successful. Being in the middle of the lineup, that’s all you want are opportunities.”