Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Braun's Bat Comes Alive

Coming into tonight's game against the Fightin' Phils, Braun's line was .222/.340/.356. Well, that was about to change in a hurry. Braun was 5-5 tonight with 2 HRs, 2 runs scored, and 4 RBIs. The 2 long balls were his 2nd and 3rd of the season.

Ian Kinsler also went yahtzee. It was his 5th jack of the season. The Rangers slugger is hitting .453. Kevin Youkilis is hitting .469. When you're hot, you're hot. Kinsler and Youkilis were both in the running for the batting title last year. I know it's still early, but given Joe Mauer's status I wouldn't be a bit surprised if either of them won it this year. And the way Kinsler is hitting, we could be looking at a 30/30 season.

In other news, John Grabow pitched another scoreless inning for the Bucs. He hasn't allowed a run all season.

Scott Schoeneweis also pitched a scoreless inning for the D-Backs, bringing his ERA down to 3.18.

Filling in for B.J. Upton, Gabe Kapler made a spectacular catch in center field tonight. Also hit a double and drew a walk. Kapler has 5 hits on the year so far, and 4 of them have been doubles.

1 comment:

William said...

It was just a matter of time for Braun. He is too good a hitter for him not to bust out and bust out he did.

Grabow is a very important pitcher for the Bucs. He had a very good year last year and has had six perfect appearances so far this year.