Daily Archives: May 16, 2014
Former Texas Ranger Kevin Mench is my guest as he talks about his great home run streak and his huge hat size In Part 2 of our interview.
That and more on today’s episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
2014’s Top Home Run Hitters In The MLB: HR Streaks (3 Active): (Donaldson, Cruz, Morse) + EE IS Mashing!
Edwin Encarnacion had his 2nd Multi HR game of May already, and now after a slow start, has clubbed 8 HRs and added 30 RBI for the year.
Double EE has been one of the most consistent HR hitters in the MLB from the start of the 2012 campaign, as he trails only Miguel Cabrera (94 HRs) and Chris Davis (88 HRs) – with hit total tally of 86 Homers in that time frame.
Encarnacion hit 42 HRs in 2012, and nailed 36 of them last season.
In addition to his 2 Multi HR games, he also had HRs in 3 straight games earlier in this month.
Francisco himself as done yard work 7 times in just 82 AB this year. The new Blue Jays 3B has given them an infusion of offense.
It is kind of weird that the Brewers gave up on him – after this 27 Year Old, (who can play 1B/3B and PH) cracked 13 HRs and 32 RBI in his 240 AB for the 2013 Year.
The Brew Crew opted for Mark Reynolds, who was more expensive, but could potentially draw more walks. Both of them strike out a ton.
Anyways, Francisco had hit 20 HRs and added 50 RBI in his last 322 AB in the big leagues. This will suit the Canadian franchise just fine, even if his whiff rate his high.
Of course they already have two Jose’s in Bautista and Reyes, and they also had Perez’s last year.
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Johnny Cueto pitched his third complete game and second shutout of the season, dominating the Padres with a 5-0 three hitter for the Reds.
Phil Hughes pitched 6 solid innings against the Red Sox. He let up a single run, striking out 8 and not walking anyone. He did not get the decision but the Twins would win in extra innings, 4-3.
Michael Morse homered to get the Giants back into the game and then drove in another insurance run. He would finish 3-4 against the Marlins in the 6-4 victory.
Edwin Encarnacion hit a pair of homers and drove in 3 of the Blue Jays 4 runs as the beat Cleveland 4-2.
They owned baseball on May.15, 2014.
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