Because how can you not love a baseball player named "Bubba"?
Paul Janish hit his first home run of the year tonight. He hit five last year, four in the month he was the starting SS. This year, he hadn't hit a one. Not even in spring training.
But that changed tonight, in the sixth inning. Janish smacked a pitch from lefty Yohan Flande over the fence in center left, into the bullpen. He had a great night overall: 2 for 3 with a walk, a home run, 2 runs scored, 2 RBI, and a sac fly.
The Gwinnett announcers were pretty funny. A couple of days ago they were dissing Janish and his .071 batting average. Tonight, they were wondering if anyone could get him out. “This guy is incredible, what a firecracker” – because he was 4 for 5 yesterday and 2 for 3 today. Janish raised his batting average from .071 to .222 in two games.
Don't know if Janish will play tomorrow. It's a day game after a night game, and he hasn't had a day off since he was sent down. But I bet he'll want to play. He might not want to leave Gwinnett. ;-)
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