I don't think later I'm gonna spend too much time sifting through the embers of 2009, but Derrek's season will definitely be something to savor.
His consistency, reflected in his personal best (so far) 109 RBI's, never wavered.
All season long.
Even with the diseased clubhouse - how do you keep your focus?
Last night he hit his 39th homer, and it went out by a couple feet over the right field wall.
So much about him can be defined in that hit - he's hit some monsters, but I always think of him as a super-intelligent batter, going with the pitch and (as he's always said) not trying to hit it out, just make good contact.
Sometimes they go out.
So...better luck? The wrist absolutely, 100% healed? Wheaties for breakfast?
I don't know, but I'm gonna watch the rest of this season to see that swing.
How about that Tyler Colvin catch?
Ho hum, I'm just a kid up here for the first time and well, take THAT Ryan Braun.
Like it was nothin'.
I feel for Reed and Sam, since Tyler's probably gonna get most of center field for the rest of the year.
But any talk about Tyler being the starting center fielder next year?
Lotta weird stuff's gotta happen before I can think like that.
Randy Wells got his 11th win in his rookie year.
The Cardinals' magic number is 2, and the Cubs remain 7.5 games out of the wild card.
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