Found August 20, 2013 on
Well here’s a sentence I never thought I would type: Alfonso Soriano is the hard hittin’est of them all. And it’s hardly a sentence because there’s a word in there that isn’t in the English language (unless you speak Diamond Hogger).
Starting one calendar week ago today, Soriano had one of the biggest weeks in baseball history; and one that is worthy of him being named HHMWMPOTW.
Here are the stats – and you better be sitting down:
15 for 22 (.682 batting average), Five home runs, 18 RBI, .682/.708/1.409 slash line. That’s an OPS of 2.117 for a week. True to Soriano form, he walked just one time even being as white-hot as he was. The crazy bastard had 14 RBI in a 3-game stretch which tied a big league record. Then for ***** and giggles he collected four more on the fourth night to give him his total of 18.
I hope that someone’s fantasy baseball team reaped the benefits of this tidal wave of offense he provided. I was one of the ignorant ones who talked myself out of picking him up f...
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After a very impressive win against Boston and a day off, the Yankees are back in the Bronx for a doubleheader against the Toronto Blue Jays. Ivan Nova will start the first game, and will try to continue his recent string of success. Phil Hughes gets the ball for the nightcap. You can check out a full preview of today’s double-dip here.
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Toronto Blue Jays (57-67...
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Only Pete Rose (4,683), Ty Cobb (4,357), Hank Aaron (4,095), and Stan Musial (4,001) have ever collected 4,000 hits at the professional level. They were joined today by New York Yankees outfielder Ichiro Suzuki. Suzuki slapped a single in the first inning tonight for his 4,000 hit against Blue Jays pitcher R.A. Dickey.
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