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Climbing Koyie’s Hill

By bullpenbrian at 06.07.2010 Leave a comment.

Not long ago I wrote a post about Geovany Soto’s nice rebound from 2009. Seems no sooner than that post went up that Big Geo started spiraling downward again.

He’s batting .120 in his last 19 games…and posted a .200 mark during the month of May. The catcher’s batting power has dropped quicker than his weight…5 HR, 12 RBI…enough for Lou to bench him in favor of back-up Koyie Hill.

Hill, however, is making a strong case to keep the job. He’s strung together a six-game hitting streak, batting .333 during the stretch, and is slugging over .350 with RISP. Wouldn’t bet a penny Hill keeps pace, he’s a career .218 hitter, but you can’t blame Lou for riding the hot-hand. Not that there’s another option anyway.

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