Shot Of The Night is Off Base Percentage's toast to a player who had an exceptionally good or bad night. There's always a reason to drink.
Last night's shot of the night was Young Lovin: 2 oz vodka, 2 oz Fanta® orange soda, 1 oz ginger ale, 1/2 oz Rose's® grenadine syrup, 1 splash lemons. More of a drink than a shot but, hey, it has orange Fanta in it. I'm not sure what happened last night but my eyes burn. I really hope I wasn't talked into drinking vodka through my eye hole. Anyhoo, the shot of the night has nothing to do with high school girls and it's in honor of Chris Young.
Chris Young, the hitter, went 3-5 with a double, a home run, 5 RBI and a stolen base. He also struck out once and only saw 19 pitches in his 5 at bats. Just when I thought I couldn't get any nerdier, I'm developing a weird fascination with pitches seen. I'll be over in a minute, Baseball-Reference. The Diamondbacks crushed the Dodgers 12-5, proving what I always say, "Kirk Gibson will one day manage the Diamondbacks to a 12-5 win over the Dodgers." Sometimes I'm really specific.
Honorable Mention: Mat Latos
Chris Young, the pitcher, was just placed on the 60 day DL. That guy loves the disabled list. Luckily for the first place Padres, Mat Latos is turning into an ace. Latos pitched another gem last night going 8 shutout innings giving up 4 hits and striking out 7 without allowing a walk. The 22-year-old ran his record to 9-4 with a 2.62 ERA and an impressive 138 ERA+. The Mat with one 't' bothers me a litle though.