I don’t think I have laughed so hard in a long time. Adam Dunn had gone 9 for his last 76, and nothing has gone his way the entire season. He singles off left hander Jeff Francis (a story in itself), and when he gets to first the crowd gives him a standing ovation. That was not the funny part, that came when Dunn stepped off first, took his helmet off, and saluted the crowd like he had just got his 3000th hit. It’s great to see the crowd backing him, and even better to see him have a little fun. Right now Dunn is an easy target, but he truly is a great guy and player. His home run late in the game should have been the difference in Monday’s game, but Sergio Santos let it get away. Monday was a great night for Dunn. Tuesday was not, as the big donkey picked up another 3 strikeouts, giving him 108 in 251 at bats.
Back to Santos. It took 1 pitch for him to give up the lead. What happened to the batter letting the pitcher throw the first pitch right down the middle to get one strike ahead? I guess Eric Hosmer didn’t get that memo.
I haven’t seen too many games end on a balk, but Aaron Crow’s was so obvious that even I could have called it. Isn’t Crow the guy who was drafted twice, but refused to sign the first time? Didn’t Luke Hochevar do the same thing?
Kansas City gets a top 3 pick every year, so eventually they should be good. If even half of their number one picks come through, they are gonna be a team on the rise. I am, and always will be, a master of the obvious.
Toughest guy to strike out in the American League? AJ Pierzynski. Who woulda thunk it? With all the problems Pierzynski has had throwing guys out, he is still as solid a catcher as there is in baseball.
In Tuesday’s game, Hawk said, “Konerko’s gonna love Paulino’s fastball”. 2 pitches later, Konerko hit it over the fence. To me, it’s a done deal, Konerko is headed to the All-Star game.
Did any of you think bad things when Jake Peavy walked 2, and hit a guy with a pitch in the 2nd inning of Tuesday’s game. The last time Peavy went wild was against the Tigers, and after the game was placed on the DL with a groin injury. He settled down, but still lost his 2nd game of the year.
Omar Vizquel is a modern miracle. The 44 year old shortstop smacked another couple hits on Tuesday. You see what he does on the field. I’ve seen what he does off it. He is a work out machine. He can out work guys half his age. I can only hope when I turn 44 in 30 years , I’ll be in as good as shape as he is.
Carlos Quentin got a haircut and now looks like a teenager. A very wealthy teenager, but a teen nonetheless.
Brent Lillibridge had a game to forget, picking up his third career golden sombrero. He can now commiserate with Dunn, who has 3, so far, this year.
Sox wrap up their 3 game series with Royals with a matinee game. Edwin Jackson and Bruce Chen are the pitchers. Sox will be looking to get back to the .500 mark.