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Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Dunno…but I do remember Mantle (after his last HR) finishing his career going 1 for 20.
—Yes, it has only been two weeks, but I don’t recall ever seeing a verifiable superstar looking as lost at the plate as Matt Kemp. The Dodger center fielder can not hit a breaking pitch, seems equally unsteady in the field, and is the equivalent of the Thin Man after his shoulder surgery, reducing his home run strength to that dreaded cliche of “warning track power.”
—Unless the Angels prove they can generate a consistent winning streak (a difficult task given their major league worst starting pitching statistics) the heat is going to build again under Mike Scioscia when, in fact, it was general manager Jerry Dipoto who put together a second tier rotation of Joe (home run) Blanton, Tommy Hanson and Jason Vargas. Granted, no one could predict the injury to Jered Weaver or the inconsistency of C.J. Wilson, but the buck has to stop at the top, and that means Dipoto and owner Arte Moreno, and we’re not even talking about Albert Pujols’ legs holding up for another eight years and Josh Hamilton appearing incapable of regaining MVP form.
—Midway through April you would have to say that Bryce Harper has edged past Mike Trout as the better of the two young players.
Posted: April 17, 2013 at 06:31 PM | 22 comment(s)
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