MLB Weekly Notes 4/23/17
The Rockies swept the Giants and are now 13 – 6 to top the NL West. Conversely, the Giants are 6 – 13 and sit at the bottom of the NL West. The Rockies didn’t just sweep the Giants they shut them down. The Giants were shut out on Sunday and scored only eight runs in the three-game series. The Giants can’t offer any excuses as that is the full contingent of their offensive team. The Rockies did it with fantastic work from their two rookies Antonio Senzatela and Kyle Freeland. Neither of them can strike out anyone but for now, they are keeping runs off the board.
Four players hit four home runs last week but one of them is probably not a name you’d expect to see. Freddie Freeman, Giancarlo Stanton, Joey Gallo, and……………….Austin Hedges. Back in 2015 Hedges hit three home runs in 152 PA en route to a .248 slug%. He didn’t get much burn in 2016 as they decided he needed another full year at AAA. That must have worked because in 2017 Hedges has five home runs in only 62 PA with a .472 slugging percentage.
The Dodgers were will aware of the exploits of David Peralta and AJ Pollock. They led the league in hits last week with fourteen a piece.
Dan Straily struck out fourteen Padres this past weekend. The most Straily had ever struck out before was eleven. He did that twice.