ahh… at last, a beautiful road trip!
fUN wITH rOAD nUMBERS . . .
HOMERUNS: 11 (104 total tied for 5th in the bigs, 3rd in the AL and already surpasses entire 2012 total)
TRIPLES: 2 (both by rookie Brad Miller, in his first game at lead-off)
RUNS SCORED: 28
STRIKEOUTS: 56 (ok . . . yuck!)
HOMERUNS ALLOWED: 5
TRIPLES ALLOWED: 0
DOUBLES ALLOWED: 12
HITS ALLOWED: 52
WALKS ALLOWED: 12
RUNS ALLOWED: 25 (take out the clunker in Cinci yesterday and it’s down to 12)
Good to see that much of the production was from the kids (6 homers – 6 doubles – 19 runs – 16 rbi).
With the 5-4 loss in the third game in Texas t h i s close to sweeping in Arlington for the first time since 2001. But, even with the clunker in Cinci yesterday, M’s win in all differentials except hitters’ strikeouts and doubles. Baby steps, as they say. Even this pitching and defense lovin’ gal will admit that the homers have been an extremely fun but, while that ready-made “O” is great novelty, it is even greater to see the start of some manufacturing . . . get ’em on, get ’em over, get ’em in . . . if they can just start doing those little things on a regular basis – it will go a LONG way.
Next up . . .
BO SOX for FOUR at THE SAFE
o Lester v Felix
o Webster v Kuma
o Doubront v Harang
o Dempster v Bonderman