Socks Girl’s seven takeways – Week 11
Well, I made a promise to myself and my blog to write my seven takeaways from the week every Monday and I’ve already broken it by missing not just week nine but week ten as well …. I know, I know. Terrible – who can’t keep up with that?! But somehow it would be Thursday and I’d not done one yet … and so it goes …. but honestly, it’s not that easy when you are constantly writing for work and then want to spend some time with your loved ones – away from the computer (for once) so I can’t guarantee how thorough I’ll be but…..
Here are my seven takeaways from last week (week 11 I hope!) in Major League Baseball ….
Freddie Freeman, Atlanta Braves –
Atlanta Braves’ first baseman Freddie Freeman became the first Braves player to hit for the cycle since 2008.
David Wright, New York Mets –
Captain America aka the New York Mets’ David Wright announced and then had neck surgery that will likely render him out for the remainder of the season.
Ichiro Suzuki, Miami Marlins –
Ichiro took some big steps forward in his quest for 3,000 hits while playing in the major leagues. On Wednesday Ichiro got two hits in the Marlins game against the San Diego Padres putting him just 21 hits away from the coveted 3,000 hit club. Not only that, however, is that when combined with his hits from playing nine seasons in Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball he tied and then passed MLB’s Hit King Pete Rose with 4, 257 hits. Of course Rose won’t acknowledge the accomplishment but you can’t deny that Ichiro is one of the all-time greatest players to play the game. FOR VIDEO CLICK HERE!
Victor Martinez, Detroit Tigers –
V-Mart hammered three home runs in a game against the reigning World Champion Kansas City Royals.
Michael Saunders, Toronto Blue Jays –
Michael Saunders also hit three home runs in a game against the Baltimore Orioles this week. He ended up with eight RBI in that game, something teammate Edwin Encarnacion did last season.
David Ortiz, Boston Red Sox –
Tim Lincecum, Los Angeles Angels –
Tim Lincecum pitched in the big leagues for the first time since June 27, 2015 while he was still with the San Francisco Giants. Now, after having hip surgery, Lincecum has signed a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Angels. On Saturday he made his big league comeback against the Athletics pitching six innings, allowing one run and two walks while striking out two batters.