Right Now/The Challenge has been Issued
Well well, things are certainly heating up on the West Coast.
4-3 in the 5th Inning at the moment, thanks to some excellent, timely hitting by Perez (3-run, 2 out HR) and some stellar defense (Corey diving catch in the 4th). Not to mention rookie pitcher John Koronka; despite a shaky 3rd Inning, he's performed about as well as could be expected, definitely as well as Mitre pitched last week against the Rocketeer -- 6 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 K through 4 innings so far tonight in his first start up from AAA-Iowa.
The offense looks impressive - through 4 1/2 innings:
Derrek Lee -- 3-3, R
Hot Rod Walker -- 2-3, RBI, R
Neifi Perez -- 2-3, HR, 3 RBI
The hits keep on coming, and the runs keep on coming - 5-3 with bases loaded and 2 outs as I write this sentence.
Also, a huge welcome to new readers, Carlos especially - we appreciate your support and readership, and we hope to keep you entertained and up-to-date as the season goes on. Thanks for commenting!
Also, it seems I've been issued a mini-stats challenge of sorts by Jim and Hawk. I think I can comment quite safely on my hunting, as it seems the answer is not as cryptic as one might think. As far as I can tell (and believe me, I'm still researching), the owner of the record for most solo Home Runs falls to the obvious candidate, Mr. Hank Aaron, for whom exactly 400 (53% of his total) of his 755 HRs were solo shots. I will continue to look through the stats, but it looks like this total might be hard to beat.
You can praise me later for my efforts. (Joke)
LET'S GO CUBBIES!