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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Dexter Fowler's Golden Sombrero

A golden sombrero is awarded to a player who manages to strike out four times in a single game (real golden sombrero not included). It's quite the feat unless you're Ryan Howard or Mark Reynolds. Unfortunately, cycles and no-hitters are all the rage nowadays. Not for me, though. I will pour over the box scores to bring you the finest at swinging and missing.

Five long days between Golden Sombreros. I suppose Dexter Fowler was due too. Last season, Fowler had 2 Golden Sombreros to go along with six 3 strikeout games. So the Rockie put on quite the performance last night (he wasn't the only one, stay tuned) going 0-5 with 4 strikeouts. Since it's a Saturday, I'm breaking out the bottle of Patron, by which I mean Costco tequila, and lining up the shot glasses. We'll drink every time he strikes out swinging.

Bottom 3rd: Fowler struck out looking against northpaw™ Kevin Correia. I never really thought of Correia as a strikeout pitcher but I also don't seem to pay much attention to Padres at all. Fowler lets us down in the shot department.

Bottom 4th: Fowler struck out swinging against Correia. Shots! Fowler comes through in the very next inning. Atta boy.

Bottom 7th: Fowler struck out swinging against Ryan Webb. Drink up. I usually have to look up Padre relievers but their numbers are always good. It's like they have some underground relief pitcher factory under Petco. I'm going to send an I-team out there to investigate.

Bottom 8th: Fowler struck out looking against Tim Stauffer. Sometimes you simply forget to bring your bat with you. Fowler took three straight pitches looking and was asked to please go sit down.

Overall a pretty impressive game. It's generally hard to go 0-5 and strike out 4 times in 8 innings. I'm confident I could do it but I have god forsaken talent.

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