Welcome back to Box Score Breakdown. Again today, I’ll be guesting for Mike. Quite a weekend of baseball. The Phillies took 3 of 4 from the Giants in an NLCS rematch/possible preview but had their win streak snapped at 9. The Pirates continue to slide out of the playoff race as their losing streak reaches 10, what a nightmare. The Yanks and Red Sox also gave us a taste of October with a great match up and great back drop to write this to.
4th and Home Player of the Day: Prince Fielder 3/4, 4 R, 2 RBI, HR, BB. Prince gonna get paid. .304/26/85. Brewers 3 up on the Cards.
Albert Pujols – 2/4, 3 R, RBI, HR, BB…Homers in 3 of his last 4 games, now at 27 and batting .282. Amazingly has re-entered MVP talk if he can get the Cardinals the Division title.
Matt Holliday – 2/4, 1 R, 3 RBI, BB…Along with Berkman, just an awesome 3,4,5 punch. Back to back multi-hit games raises his avg to .318. 10 hits and 10 rbi this week.
Drew Stubbs – 2/3, 2 R, RBI, BB, HR, SB…BSFU! Snaps out of a mini slump
Marlon Byrd – 3/3, R, 2 RBI, BB…Avg back up to .310 – but where is the power? Cubs are just playing out the string – there’s always next year Chicago.
Logan Morrison – 1/4…Writing not about the 1/4 but to say, is this all? Morrison is starting to become a real disappointment. He’ll have quick short bursts of power then zzz through a week like this one.
Jason Heyward – 1/2, 2 R, 1 RBI, HR, BB…Speaking of disappointments…Heyward was benched for the last 2 games and responded by crushing a home run in his first AB. He went on a tear to end 2010 and his graphs are trending that way again.
Jose Constanza – 2/3, 2 R, 2 RBI, HR, BB, SB…BSFU! Has now hit in 8 of his first 9 MLB games including 7 in a row. If you saw this coming from the 27 year old rookie, go you! He also took out Met’s Daniel Murphy on a hard SB slide, possibly ending his season.
Dan Uggla – 1/5…Continues the ugliest (pun unintentional) hitting streak in recent memory. Has raised his average 42 points….to .220!!
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