162 regular season games are in the books. Couple of highlights for Five Tool Baseball:
Anibal Sanchez, P, Florida Marlins made his 32nd start on the last game, last day of the season. I watched him turn in 6 innings with 1 earned run and several times topping his fastball at 94 mph to finish with his 13th win of the year (13-12). All this from a guy who had been plagued by injuries his previous 3 seasons and spending much of those three seasons on the DL. Needless to say he accumulated career highs in many categories. What a great guy, deserving of the great, healthy year he achieved.
Ramon Hernandez, C, Cincinnati Reds finished the year with a .297 batting average. His highest average of his career. This coming from a guy, while performing catching duties, who returned from 2009 knee surgery and a minor stint on the DL this year. The result for Ramon and the Reds is a trip to the 2010 post season. Great stuff for Ramon.
Go hard in the yard.
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