Nice Show last night as we had Chris come on to talk about his Minor League Recap article. Good stuff as you know.
Onto the BSB!
4th and Home Player of the Day: Cliff Lee– 2-hit SHO/5:2…Three straight shutouts. Shields who?
Miguel Tejada – 3/6, 2 R, HR, RBI…Not dead yet! But soon.
Pat Burrell – 3/5, 2 R, HR, 3 RBI…Him and Rowand turned back the clocks in game one of the double dipper.
Domonic Brown – 2/3, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI…There we go. C’mon, Straw, Jr.!
Nick Swisher – 2/4, R, HR, 4 RBI…On my bench. Figures.
Jose Reyes – 4/4, 3 R, SB…Simply the hottest player in baseball right now. (BREAKING NEWS: The Mets are over .500! WOO HOO!)
Carlos Beltran – 2/5, 2 R, HR, 4 RBI…”Hey Nolan, I can do THIS in Arlington!”
Alex Presley – 2/5, R, HR, 3 RBI…2011 debut and does not disappoint. He was blah in his cup of coffee last year, but he has a chance to shine while Tabata recovers.
Edwin Encarnacion – 2/4, 2 R, 2 HR, 2 RBI…Remembers when he used to face Pirate pitching more than 3 times a year…
Ian Kinsler – 2/3, R, HR, 3 RBI…Trading him for Pedroia pre-season seems like the right move as we head into summer. We’ll see.
Kelly Johnson – 2/4, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI…Average still just above .200. The power is nice though.
Vernon Wells – 4/5, 3 R, HR, 2 RBI…So last year was not a fluke?
Laynce Nix – 4/4, R, HR, RBI…If he was a 2B, he would be top 5. Alas, he’s an OF so the numbers aren’t that great.
Ichiro – 2/4, 2 R, HR, RBI, SB…BSFU!
Kyle Lohse – 5/4/0/2:1…Not exciting, but Lohse has been superb this year.
David Price – 7.2/6/2/12:1…Wow. He is racking up Ks lately, isn’t he? Killboy still doesn’t care.
Gio Gonzalez – 8/1/0/9:3…Awesome.
Javier Vasquez – 7/3/0/5:0…That makes B2B starts without allowing a run, although he allowed 10 hits last start in 5+ IP.
Be sure to keep a look out for my May recaps of the “September Star” series. No, I haven’t forgotten…hell, why not just wait for June recaps now.
If you have any roster or trade questions, feel free to drop me an email at 4thandHome@gmail.com. I should be able to get back to you within 18 hours.