Friday, August 26, 2011

Braun Joins JML 30 SB Club

Batting 3rd, Ryan Braun was 2-2 with 2 BBs, 2 doubles (his 32nd and 33rd), 1 RBI, 1 run scored, and 1 SB (his 30th) against the Cubs. Braun joins Buddy Myer, Shawn Green, and Ian Kinsler as the only JMLs to ever steal 30 bases in a season.

Batting 6th, Danny Valencia was 2-4 with 1 run scored against the Tigers. By the end of June, Valencia was hitting .218. He's brought his average all the way up to .251.

Batting leadoff, Ian Kinsler was 1-4 with 1 BB and 1 double (his 32nd) against the Angels.

Ryan Lavarnway was optioned to AAA. With David Ortiz back in action, the Red Sox didn't need Lavarnway to be their DH anymore. One would assume he'll get recalled in September when rosters expand.

Craig Breslow pitched 1 scoreless inning against the Red Sox.

1 comment:

William Tasker - Caribou, ME said...

Lavarnway gives the Red Sox some leeway if Ortiz walks next year.

Great season by Braun. Impressive.