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Saturday, April 21, 2012

The Slugging Shortstop

Photo credit: Louisville Bats

The Bats finally got around to putting a photo of their best power hitter on the front page. And they even found one that doesn't make him look like a zombie.

Paul Janish continues his hot hitting. He went 3 for 4 with a double yesterday, and 1 for 2 with a double and a walk today. (He got the Bats only extra base hits both days.) He's hitting .351 / .422 / .579, good for a 1.001 OPS. The double today was the other way, and it went to the wall.

Matt Andrews, the Bats announcer, said, "Paulie does nothing but hit." He said Janish's defense is spectacular, and the Reds sent him to Louisville to improve his hitting. He said the Reds have to be taking notice.

I'd been planning to take in a Lehigh Valley IronPigs game or two next month, when the Bats are in town. Dunno if I'll get to see Janish; if he keeps hitting like this, he'll be called up by then. (I noticed Joe Savery was called up from Lehigh Valley today, since Cliff Lee went on the DL.)

I can't go to SWB Yankees games like I usually do, since they have no home games this season. They're trying to renovate the stadium, and so are playing all games on the road. I say "try" because it's turned into a mess. I'm not sure what's going on, but it sounds like financing is still an issue. Construction was supposed to start last month, but the deadline slipped because the Yankees and Lackawanna County are still arguing over details.


posted by BubbaFan, 10:23 PM


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