Konerko went over 2,000 hits last season, and needs only four home runs to reach the 400-plateau. He’s a career .282 hitter with a .500 slugging percentage. Those aren’t quite Frank Thomas numbers but, unlike Thomas, Konerko is getting better as his career extends.
3.The jeers sent Ryan Braun’s way on Thursday grew louder and louder as the game went on and the beers kicked in. That’s the way it’s going to be for the guy who ducked a 50-game suspension after a positive test for performance enhancing drugs.
While Braun is off to a good start, hitting .304 with one early home run, this could be a long season for him. He’s going to miss having Prince Fielder behind him. He’s got to. One question for the Brewers is how long is Mat Gamel going to stay at first base? He’s going to have to hit because his fielding is an issue.
Gamel offered no real explanation for failing to cover first base on David DeJesus’ two-out grounder in the fourth inning Thursday. Cesar Izturis’ diving stop could have gotten the Brewers out of the inning but first base was vacant when his throw skipped past the bag. Those type of mistakes aren’t suffered gladly for long.
Posted: April 13, 2012 at 09:52 AM | 33 comment(s)
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