Thursday, March 17, 2011
Another Day, Another Webster Milestone
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.