Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Beast Mode

Batting 3rd, Ryan Braun was 1-4 with 1 HR (his 9th), 1 RBI, and 1 run scored against the Reds. In his last 5 games, Braun has gone deep 4 times. He has 5 HRs in his last 7 games.

Batting 6th, Ike Davis was 3-4 with 1 double (his 7th) and 2 runs scored against the Nationals.

Batting cleanup, Kevin Youkilis was 0-3 with 1 RBI against the Orioles.

Batting leadoff, Ian Kinsler was 0-4 with 1 BB against the Blue Jays.

Craig Breslow pitched 1 scoreless inning on 1 K against the Angels.

John Grabow pitched 1 scoreless inning on 1 hit and 1 K against the Rockies.


William Tasker - Caribou, ME said...

Braun for MVP? An early candidate.

Did you see my piece on Ike the other day?

Josh Borenstein said...

Yeah, I did. I think what people need to remember is he was only 23 last year. He had his ups and downs, but that's to be expected as a rookie. It's to be expected as a sophomore as well.

But the power is for real, he's got good plate discipline, and this year I don't think a line of .280/.370/.500 is out of the question with 25-30 HRs and 90+ RBIs.