Sunday, June 21, 2009

Kapler Slugging His Way to a Respectable Season

Gabe Kapler isn't hitting for an exceptionally high average. Nor is he getting on base at an exceptionally high rate. But his slugging percentage is well above his career mark of .426. Last year's .498 clip with the Brew Crew was a personal best. This year with the Bay Rays his slugging percentage is .484. Not bad. Today against the Mets he was 1-1 with 1 double and 2 RBIs.

Kevin Youkilis was 1-4 with 1 run scored against the Braves.

Ian Kinsler was 0-2 with 2 BBs against the Giants.

Brad Ausmus was 0-2 with 2 sacrifice bunts against the Angels.

Ryan Braun was 0-4 against the Tigers.

Scott Schoeneweis faced 1 batter and gave up a single before he was relieved by Jon Rauch. Rauch would later let in Scott's baserunner.

Same thing with Craig Breslow. Breslow pitched 2/3 of an inning and gave up 1 hit before he was relieved by Russ Springer, who served one up to Kevin Kouzmanoff and let Craig's baserunner cross the plate.

1 comment:

William said...

I hate when a pitcher's ERA is affected by another pitcher's lousy pitching. Letting inherited runner's score should be more of a prominant statistic than it currently is.