Posted: 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013
He's shown some signs of life recently and last night's two doubles performance is a continuation of that. I mean he is hitting .333 with a .429 OBP over the last ten games afterall. Oh wait! His power numbers you say? Oooohhh, so you want to know about the three doubles and two home runs then! And the six strikeouts which gives him a 17% strikeout rate in that time? Or, the five walks which comes out to a 14% walk rate? Remember how I told you silly fans not to worry?
There's a lot to like in this game. You have Correa picking up three hits....AGAIN! You have Tony Kemp get promoted to Quad Cities without anyone really noticing and pick up a double in his debut. Then, there's the obvious debut of Josh Hader (get your hater-ade jokes out now boy). I'll get the MiLB.tv archives rolling this weekend so I can get a closer look at Hader, but in the mean time, his debut was solid. There is nothing to complain about when you allow just one base runner over six innings. Sure, I'd like to see more strikeouts than two, but there's a lot going on with him changing clubs that I'm going ot keep my
lips fingers silent. I ain't picky.
Pitching wasn't bad, but it wasn't really standout-ish either. Except for Juan Santos. He's a big guy and he's one of the ones that you look at and think, "I bet he throws hard." Often times, size really doesn't equate to velocity, much less durability in reality with pitchers. But, with him, you'd be right about his velocity. Dude cranks it into the upper-90's.
They had to. The offense picked up just three hits and only two walks, but it was enough to score two runs. The pitching staff gave up nine hits and had to battle with runners on-base but made the pitches they needed to get the win.