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Name That Cub!

By bullpenbrian - August 16, 2010 - 12:01 am Leave a comment.

Has hit safely in last seven games going 9-for-26.
Was 8-for-23 with three runs scored, two doubles and two RBI
during the recent road trip through S.F. and St. Louis.
Posted a career-high eight-game hitting streak during
late May into early June.
Is batting .343 with RISP.
Name that Cub!


Climbing Koyie’s Hill

By bullpenbrian - June 7, 2010 - 12:30 am 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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