The Cincinnati Reds are certainly not fans of Milwaukee Brewers slugger Eric Thames returning to the majors after spending three seasons in the Korean Baseball Organization.

Yesterday, I shared the story of Thames hitting two more home runs vs the Reds, giving him seven homers vs the Reds on the season. That’s as many home runs as any MLB player has total.

Well, Thames blasted another dinger vs the Reds on Tuesday night, giving him eight vs the Reds on the season.

That’s now more homers than any other MLB player has total. Six MLB players have seven home runs. Thames has eight homers just against the Reds this month!

And this stat may be even more unbelievable: Thames now has 11 homers, which are the same amount the entire Boston Red Sox team has on the season!

Naturally, Thames’ power surge — after MLB struggles before going over to Korea — has led to speculation of PEDs, because this is unfortunately what always happens when a player has a clear power improvement these days.

Well, Thames responded to that speculation after Tuesday’s game, and said he was drug tested again on Tuesday:

“If people keep thinking I’m on stuff, I’ll be here every day. I have a lot of blood and urine.”

That’s certainly a confident response. MLB.Com’s Anthony Castrovince put it well:

And here are some more neat Tweets about Thames:

[Adam McCalvy on Twitter]

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