it's been a while since his last, but Michael Brantley set another new career high tonight in his first at bat during the game against the Detroit Tigers on September 2. he now has 160 hits in a season, beating out his previous career high of 159 hits, set in 2012.
Michael was facing left-handed pitcher Kyle Lobstein for the first time ever, and normally in that situation, the pitcher has the advantage. Lobstein threw Michael 3 straight balls and then 2 strikes. after the 3-2 count in the bottom of the 1st inning, Michael hit a 2-out single to right field, setting the new record for himself. he later scored a run when Carlos Santana hit a home run to give the Indians a quick 2-0 lead.
so congratulations again to Michael on another personal best! i am very proud of all of his career highs so far, especially these team leading 160 hits. talk about a "smooth operator" lol and with 25 games left to play, i think he can easily tack on another 20 hits to his new career high. you go, boy! =D
Cody Allen blew the Tribe's 2-1 lead in the top of the 9th inning. that allowed Michael to bat in the bottom of the 9th, and he hit another 2-out single, this time to left field, off Detroit's closer Joe Nathan after a 3-1 count. that was his 2nd hit of the game, giving him 161 hits now overall. way to add onto that new career high quickly lol sadly, the Indians could not rally any further, and they lost the game, 4-2.