Thursday, July 21, 2011

We Are All Kipnisses

Rejoice! The Cleveland Indians have finally called up second baseman Jason Kipnis. In 91 games at AAA this season, Kipnis had a line of .279/.361/.481 for an OPS of .842 in 398 PAs. He hit 12 HRs, 15 doubles, 9 triples, drove in 55 runs, scored 64 runs, and stole 12 bases (only 1 CS). Baseball America had Kipnis ranked as the 54th best prospect in the Minors coming into 2011.

Batting 9th, Sam Fuld was 1-3 with 1 triple (his 4th) and 1 RBI against the Yankees. Fuld drove in the game-winning run for the Rays off CC Sabathia in the 5th inning.

Batting 3rd, Ryan Braun was 1-4 with 1 double (his 22nd) against the Diamondbacks.

Batting 6th, Danny Valencia was 1-4 against the Tigers.

Batting leadoff, Ian Kinsler was 0-4 against the Angels.

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