Thursday, March 17, 2011
Minneapolis, MN (RP) - Erick Webster joined Bernie Gongora early this morning, by tallying his 2,000th RBI against the Minnesota PeaceFrog. The feat was rather anti-climatic, as he drove in the run on a bases loaded walk in the 1st inning off starter Don Meng in the Beagles' 9-6 win. "Hey, an RBI is an RBI, and given my struggles lately, I'll take them any way I can!" All joking aside, he was referring to his offensive dip he is struggling through this year, as he is batting a meager .222 with 4 HR and 22 RBI through 54 games, well below the pace of his average has only tallied 4 after the first 54 games. At 37, you might think that he is finally starting to show his age, though he is still going out there every day, and he definitely isn't hurting the team's chances at the division, as the Beagles are only 5 games back at 30-24 with plenty of baseball to play. This could be the season of the Webster milestones, as he is only 10 HR shy of 750 and 51 hits shy from 2,500 milestone. I'm sure that psanders is hoping that each HR and hit helps for the ultimate goal of winning ball games.
Honolulu, HI (RP) - Bernie Gongora solidified his legacy in the Jersey League when he collected his 3,000th hit off of Jim Morris in the 6th inning of Atlanta's 7-3 loss to the Haoles. According to Gongora, the milestone was a little bittersweet, as his team was not able to win, but the sold out crowd still gave the standing ovation, giving Gongora his due. When asked about the moment, Gongora replied 'It was really special when the fans applauded like that. Nice to see the Honolulu crowd do that for me." Gongora also added that, with the exception of in front of his home crowd and, maybe in Houston, where he spent the early part of his career, that Honolulu was a great spot to tally hit # 3,000. At age 35, he still has some gas in the tank, but whatever he decides to do, it is only a matter of time before he is enshrined into the HOF.
Friday, March 4, 2011
Atlanta, GA -- Buffalo scores 4 runs in the 3rd inning to beat the Atlanta Red Legs, 4-1. It was the final run of the inning that is most notable, as it involved Erick Webster scoring for the 1,500th time in his illustrious career. It occurred in the 3rd inning when Louie Ontiveros grounded a single to Right Field. Congrats to Webster on this historic feat. Surely only a matter of time before we can officially put HOF in front of his name.