Back from “The Burgh!” PNC Park…best stadium I’ve ever been in. Simply amazing, but watched them drop their 8th straight. Not good as they now have NO chance of getting to October. Thanks to Jesse for filling in admirably. Kid writes novels!
4th and Home Player of the Day: Seth Smith – 2/4, 2 R, 2 HR, 4 RBI…A very respectable season thus far. If you can platoon him, you’d be “aight.”
Michael Bourn – 2/5, 2 R, RBI, SB…Steal No. 42 and counting.
J.J. Hardy – 3/5, R, HR, 4 RBI…HR No. 20 on the season as he’s been a top option at Short this year. If he batted clean-up, he’d have a shot at 100 RBI easily. Well, maybe 70 for the O’s.
Jay Bruce – 2/4, 2 R, HR, 4 RBI…There we go. Those long droughts are what made me trade him in our keeper. I do love the power potential though. Maybe NEXT year is his year.
Todd Helton – 3/5, 3 R, HR, 3 RBI…What has come of Helton? He has been a monster recently!
Jason Kubel – 3/4, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI…He is loving life after the break.
David Ortiz – 4/5, 3 R, HR, 3 RBI…Papi was sliding on the road, but he busted out big time in this one.
David Wright– 2/5, 2 R, HR, 3 RBI…Had an awesome diving play too. Wright is reborn!
Nelson Cruz – 3/4, 3 R, HR, 2 RBI…25 HR and 74 RBI in limited time. Yeah, he’s awesome. But he’s also getting older and less healthy.
J.D. Martinez – 2/4, 3 R, HR, 3 RBI…JDM now has 3 bombs in 8 starts for the ‘stros.
Shane Victorino – 3/5, 3 R, HR, RBI…Victorino protests the suspension by going yard!
Hellboy– 7.1/6/1/7:3…He is not slowing down. Now the owner of a 10-7/3.05/1.14/86 line in his first full season.
Luke Hochevar – 7/5/1/7:2…Four of his last five starts have been great. Plug him in!
Matt Harrison – 7/5/2/6:0…Up and down, up and down.
Wandy Rodriguez – 6/2/0/5:4…Wandy loves the second half.
Charlie Morton – 8/6/0/4:3…Stopped the bleeding. Go Bucs!
Coming soon…the July Review of my September Stars Series…
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.