Hey All, good win today & hope you all had a good weekend. Just tuning in to the MLB Network and they were saying that Kevin Youkilis is headed to the White Sox. Don't know a lot of details, but just wanted to pass it along to you guys. I can't help but think of all the times he's hurt us over the years ! But, he won't have 18 games a year to do it now, at least :) Another pretty good weekend. Let's keep it going & get ready for the Angels. We're only 2 behind the all mighty Yankees. Go O's !
It's too bad we had to give up Matt Antonelli.
If the Red Sox wanted Stewart and Lillibridge, we could have given them Antonelli and Jason Berken for Youkilis and $5.5 MM. It would have been a similar package.
I knew that letting Antonelli go would come back to haunt us. :)
On May 1 Reynolds went 0-3 but walked once. That lowered his hitting line to .136/.260/.197. He had 4 doubles but no home runs and had scored just 4 runs and knocked in 3.
In May and June he's played in 32 games and in those 32 games Reynolds has 124 plate appearances. He's hit .277/.395/.535 with 8 doubles and 6 home runs, scored 19 runs and picked up 19 RBI. Reynolds has walked 19 times and struck out 32 times in May and June.
Despite his awful month of April, in 62 plate appearances against LH starters, Reynolds has hit .294 (15-51) with 5 doubles, 3 homers, 10 BB and 14 strikeouts, scored 11 runs and knocked in 10. His OBP against lefty starters is .403 and his SLG is .569.
By the numbers, he's a pretty good bet against C.J. Wilson tonight although, by luck of the draw, he's never faced Wilson, who didn't pitch against the Orioles last year. Before that, the two were in different leagues, of course.