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Rosh To Judgment

In celebration of Shawn Green and the holiday of our people, a few nuggets worth sharing.

* Wednesday was the 4th time in Shawn Green's career that he won a game with a "walk-up" hit (defined as a tiebreaking hit in bottom of 8th inning), his first since July 1, 2004.

* It was the first of those four hits to be a single. He had a home run and two doubles previously.

* It was the third time the Mets won a game this season via walk-up RBI and the second time they did so against the Braves. Lastings Milledge got one on a 2-out single July 14 to beat the Reds, 2-1. Moises Alou hit a walk-up home run on August 8 to beat the Braves, 4-3 in a game better remembered for Billy Wagner "tighroping" (surviving bases loaded, no outs) the 9th inning. The 3 walk-up RBI matched the team's total from 2006

* With 2 more hits against John Smoltz, Green is now 19-for-35 against Smoltz in his career and that .543 batting average is his best against any active pitcher he's faced at least 15 times.

* Is it just me, or is Shawn basically the lefthanded hitting version of Paul Lo Duca? Green's at .281 with 8 HR and 43 RBI. Lo Duca is at .272 with 8 HR and 45 RBI. Green has even learned how to make contact the way that Lo Duca does, whiffing just once in his last 11 games (37 AB). Combine that with their ability to make the really nice defensive play just enough for you to say they're not a liability and the similarity seems strong.


Anonymous said…
Mazel tov on Shawn, though I tend to think of Opening Day as the holiday of our people.

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