The Baseball Desert

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Secret weapon

OK, now I understand why Cincinnati traded for Bronson Arroyo - not for his pitching, but for his legendary bat. In two plate appearances against the Cubs today, Arroyo - a .087 career hitter - had a walk and a hit. And not just any old hit - a home run, on an 0-2 pitch in the bottom of the 3rd inning.

If the Red Sox need an extra bat come the All Star break, then they know where to go looking...

Update: The link to Bronson's home run is here. I love how Bronson looks like he knows it's gone the moment he connects - he just puts his head down as he leaves the box and goes into his best David Ortiz home run trot.