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Monday, May 13, 2019

George Springer hits 29th career leadoff homer

Astros outfielder George Springer is on absolute fire. Since April 30 and prior to Sunday afternoon’s game against the Rangers, Springer was batting .381 with five homers and 11 RBI in 51 plate appearances. Of those five homers, two led off the Astros’ half of the first inning.

Springer kept it going on Sunday, belting a leadoff home run to left field in the bottom of the first inning off of Adrian Sampson. That marked Springer’s 29th career leadoff home run and his third in just the last week. In just his sixth season, he is more than halfway to Craig Biggio’s Astros record of 53 leadoff dingers. Springer would hit successfully in his next three trips to the plate as well, adding an RBI single in the second, and two more singles in the fourth and fifth innings.

On the one hand, he’s already over a third of the way to the record- on the other hand, it’s a record held by RICKEY!, so it may be trickier to get to than it may seem at the moment.

QLE Posted: May 13, 2019 at 04:13 AM | 23 comment(s)
  Beats: george springer, home runs, leadoff

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Cubs still wide open with leadoff spot in 2019: ‘If somebody wants to take it, take it’

MESA, Ariz. — Rickey Henderson isn’t coming through that door for the Cubs, no matter how much Joe Maddon would like it.

Dexter Fowler isn’t, either.

Almost three years to the day since Fowler surprised everybody by walking onto the backfield at Cubs camp in Arizona, the Cubs are still searching for his replacement — a “you go, we go” presence atop the order.

Well, if they’ll really accept anyone for the job, I’m available….

 

QLE Posted: February 21, 2019 at 04:17 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, leadoff

 

 

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