Friday, September 12, 2014

Brantley's Career High 612 Plate Appearances

i said i wasn't gonna blog about this because it's a little capricious, dependent upon things like games played, innings played, batting order position, number of batters who get on base per game, etc. but then i felt weird NOT making a blog about this, so fuck it. here goes.

Michael set another career high tonight, on September 12, in his first at bat of the game against the Detroit Tigers. Francona had Michael batting 3rd, his usual spot in the lineup, but he was DHing instead of playing the field. Francona knows Michael has played in every game so far this year except 5, and he's trying to give him a little "rest" without taking his bat out of the lineup. because let's be real, Michael's is one bat that the Indians badly need right now during their final playoff push.

so anyways, Michael was at the plate facing David Price with 2 outs in the top of the 1st inning. after a 1-2 count, Michael hit a single to left field, and with that, he set a new career high of 612 plate appearances. last season, Michael totaled 611 PA in 151 games, and now he's up to 612 already in 142 games. i think maybe his steady 3 BOP accounts for him breaking this record now, with a maximum of 15 more games still to go. he should finish the year with approximately 670-675 PA if he plays in every game left this month. (at the conclusion of tonight's game, his PA had increased to 615.)

at any rate, i was just very happy that he managed to get a hit and not record an out while accomplishing this new personal best lol there's no video because it wasn't a run scoring hit or anything fancy like that. but that doesn't take away from its importance. many congrats, Michael! =D

oh and btw, Michael will be setting yet another new career high during tomorrow's game. and since i wrote about this one, i will do a quick blog about that one as well. i can't help it. i love to write and i especially love to acknowledge his achievements ;D

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