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The Detroit Sports Site:
Prince Fielder had the hearts of Washington Nationals fans everywhere racing last week when he ripped a line drive back up the middle and off the left (non-throwing) wrist of ace pitcher Stephen Strasburg.
On a 1-1 pitch in the top of the fourth, Fielder centered up a Strasburg pitch and laced it just to Strasburg’s left. Washington’s pitcher, however, happens to fall off the mound a bit in that direction at the completion of his motion, and he attempted to catch the Fielder shot.
He failed, with the ball ricocheting off his wrist and into center field for a single.
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Strasburg immediately began shaking the wrist, in obvious pain. After several minutes talking with the Nationals’ trainer, though, he stayed in the game and completed three more innings.
The Tigers won, 4-3, with Strasburg taking the loss.
BEST OF MAXIM
Entering last season we were worried about Prince Fielder‘s home run total moving from Miller Park (142 park factor for homers) to Comerica (97). As expected, Fielder’s 30 homers were his lowest since hitting 28 in his rookie 2006 season. What wasn’t expected was exactly why he hit fewer homers. Yes, his HR/FB rate (17.9%) was [...]
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