This kid has earned a starting spot. He's starting to look very comfortable at the plate, and is being more selective (all 6 of his 2012 BBs have come in his last 6 games).
My jaw dropped after he made contact in the 5th yesterday, smashing the ball over 440 feet. It was a no-doubter, but I didn't expect to see it fly that far!
Bernadina is a fine player, and should be the first off the bench to give Moore, Morse, or Bam Bam a day off or to come in late in a game for defense. Ankiel is becoming a joke, and DeRosa should only pinch hit if needed.
Zimmerman coming back to form, Morse shaking the cob webs off, and the emergence of Tyler Moore could push this team to elite levels.
Moore's only had 47 AB's but hes making them count.. .396 OBP, .319 AVG, 3 HRs, 5 XBH, 3 SB, 8 RBI and 7 Runs.
But...what the heck has happened to Harper? :-(
He'll be fine. It's mental.. obviously not physical! His (hopeful) progression factors into the equation as well. LaRoche continuing to rake, and Desmond continuing his breakout season do too. I mean, every player does. Espinosa has started to turn things around, and Flores has started playing like it's 2009. I'm feeling very positive that this team will turn in to an average (at least) hitting team. thats all we need with our pitching.
I'm still rosy after last night's game if you coukldn't tell.
"Ankiel is becoming a joke"
But ... but ... I thought he had a Great Job Patrolling Center Field For A Long Time!
He's got that raw power that Marrero does not have. If LaRoche leaves after the season, we should still be in good shape._____
Let's go Nationals!
>>"I guess they'll platoon him and Harper based on pitchers side."
One thing I can gaurantee you will not happen is Harper being platooned with anyone.
The Kid is batting .278 and is an AB away from (what do you call it when you have enough ABs to be compared to the rest of the league? Dave? Bueller?), where he'll be 22nd.
Moore is as fun to watch as any of our guys. I really hope he gets some consistent playing time. He has earned it. I've taken to singing the MTM theme (at least to myself) whenever he comes to bat.
>>"The Kid is batting .278 and is an AB away from (what do you call it when you have enough ABs to be compared to the rest of the league? Dave?"
Thank you Mr. Roget.
Very happy with Moore...very happy indeed.
Great job last night, guys. Awesome!