Sunday, September 7, 2008

Line of the Day: Carlos Delgado

Carlos Delgado: 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 HR, 4 RBI

Home runs always come in pairs for my second-half savior. In fact, of the last four games Delgado's homered in, he's doubled up in three of them.

6 comments:

Kevin F said...

I'm stunned he's doing so well this year. I pictured him going the route of Richie Sexon, being out of baseball in no time. It appears he will be around and useful for a while longer. Both he and Beltran are driving in mad runs this year. Damn surprising....

Bob Taylor said...

I read an awesome article about a week ago -- I think at ESPN -- all about Delgado's swing mechanics and why he was so bad in the first half, yet so good in the second. I wanted to link to it here, but when I went back, I couldn't find it. If anyone knows what I'm talking about, throw up a link in the comments.

Kevin F said...

This what you saw?

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/notebook?page=bbtn/080904

Bob Taylor said...

Yeah, that's it. Although my memory is failing me. It wasn't really about swing mechanics, rather what a little more patience at the plate can do for you.

I like Kurkjian. Thanks for the link, kevin f.

Kevin said...

Yeah, I feel like there are a number of guys, Delgado included, who have been, um, adjusting, so to speak, to a new style of baseball. What I mean is that they rose to prominence during the PED era (for lack of a better word), had 'down' years last year, then have enjoyed somwhat of a resurgence (i.e. Raul Ibanez). The effect of greenies (no more 'leaded' coffee in the clubhouse)in past seasons is evidenced by the tremendous home/road splits you see from almost every MLB team this year with the exception of few (Angels, for example). Makes me wonder if the Angels were a year ahead of the curve...

Daniel Aubain said...

Two more bombs tonight (9/9). Never would I have guessed Carlos would have 33 bombs and 100 ribbies after his craptastic start. If you got him on waivers after an impatient owner dumped him, you are probably close to winning your league.