What a Rook…

A pretty dismal attempt at fame for Yesterday’s Hitters : )  Ah, ok.. a short slate makes it a littler slimmer pickings. No worries though, there were some nice performances at the plate so lets take a look at them.

First off, Kudos to the Rockies on their 7th straight win. The pressure is on Torre and the Dodgers to finish what they started. Although there were no numbers that jump at you, had you been watching the game you’d know that Jason Giambi… yup Jason is loose again… rocked a ball over the rook centerfielders head for a couple of big RBIs in what was a close game. Uh, Game Over. Rocks Win.


Howie Kendrick made a run at YH with his 3 for 3 performance…but, a little skimpy on the production there Howie. One run might do it, but not Yesterday. 

How about the line that Yuniesky Betancourt put up for the KC Royals: 2 for 2 with 2 Ribs, 2 Runs and 2 walks to Boot. It’s almost like the old Vin Scully line – “2 Balls, 2 Strikes, 2 on, 2 out, in a 2-2 tie! Oh my!”. Speaking of Oh My.. KC sweeps Detroit? Lucky for the Tigers that the Twinkies were cold bats (Mauer 0-4).

I really like Brian McCann.

He has a sweet swing and seems to have his eye probs behind him. He was a 4 for 5 performer yesterday with 2 Runs scored and 2 RBI. Sad to see that the Braves are likely out of a post season appearance this year. 8 games back with a couple dozen to play.. not good.

I almost tagged Nick Johnson for the YH winner. He had a pretty big day for the Marlins who are still fighting for that playoff birth. They’ve got a slim chance if they keep on this W streak. Nick was a solid 2 for 4 Yesterday. He rapped a big dinger and had 4 RBIs on the day. Very nice job Nick. But, sad to say.. .you’ve been topped by a Rook. Not just any Rook. But a Rook making his Major League Debut! Nationals Shortstop – Ian Desmond!

             Washington Nationals' Ian Desmond flies out to deep left, while ...

How about this entry into the Majors? Ian Desmond homered and drove in four runs in his major league debut and the Nationals won 8-7! You think this kid might have an impact in the Nations capitol? It would be nice to see something good happen there : ) Oh, back to Desmond. He has a very nice swing. He picked up his first ML hit in the 4th when he roped a liner to Right Center. But, what impressed me most was how he jumped (and I do me jump!) on a curve ball offering to park a 3 run Bomb into the left field bleachers. Don’t believe me on the jump? Take a look for yourself. Does this kid rotate or what? Click Here!





  1. TribeTed

    Your blog has really come from zero to top of the line Buz.

    Like not even kidding, your blog is amazing now!

    Great post, and keep up the good work,

    and oh by the way make sure you get a few Michael Brantley’s in there

    for your next post!! (“wink wink” double take) =)


    9/11 post at

    –Ted “TTW/T”


    • Buz

      Wow Tribester.. I can’t even tell you how Thankful I am for that comment. You’re awesome.. I so appreciate it. I think Brantley will get in there.. I’m feeling a good day for him : )


  2. matttan7

    Great game summaries. The Rockies winning against the Reds was more interesting. I saw that on TV yesterday. The Rockies are sure on a roll. The Nationals are making a statement that they’re not the worst team in the MLB!

    Matthew Tang

    • Buz

      I’ve said this a million times… I can’t quite put my finger on the “why” a team loses so many games. I really believe it is not the talent of the players.. at least to some degree.. I believe it has more to do with their belief in each other.. in their coaches.. in their management.. etc.

      The Nationals will be coming. . they have some extremely talented guys in their lineup.

    • Buz

      Cat.. thank you so much. I thank him all the time.. even though.. funny as it sounds. I actually tried to talk him out it in 2001. Dads… what can you say ???
      : )

  3. Buz

    It really looks like Giambi has found a home in the Rockies. He was in the middle of that stunning finish last night as well…. huffing and puffing.. he chugged around the bases and scored from first base! Damn those Rox. : )

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