Tuesday, September 14, 2010

As Kinsler's Power Wanes, His Patience Waxes

Batting 3rd, Ryan Braun was 2-4 with 1 HR (his 21st), 1 RBI, and 1 run scored against the Astros.

Batting 6th, Ian Kinsler was 1-2 with 3 BBs, 1 RBI, and 1 run scored against the Tigers. Kinsler's power numbers may be down, but he's drawn 49 BBs to 50 Ks; that's an impressive ratio. His walk rate is 12.5% this year. His previous high was 11%, set in 2007.

Batting 8th, Danny Valencia was 1-3 with 1 BB, 1 RBI, and 2 runs scored against the White Sox.

Batting 5th, Ike Davis was 0-3 with 1 BB against the Pirates.

1 comment:

William Tasker - Caribou, ME said...

Did you see the nice story about Breslow in Yahoo Sports? I think Passan wrote it.

Funny way to get a suspension for Kinsler. He got tossed from the game but was spotted at the home plate celebration during the walk off homer. The league really needs a better sense of humor.

I hope for Braun's sake that he gets a new manager next year.