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.
I apologize for getting the shot of the night up so late. But I did make it in time for happy hour so last night's shot of the night will just kick start tonight's drinking. Last night's shot of the night is a San Diego: 1.5 oz light rum, 1.5 oz orange juice, 1.5 oz cranberry juice. That actually sounds quite refreshing, just like San Diego's weather. It's 209 degrees in Louisiana today. Anyway, the shot of the night is in honor of the Padres but specifically Chris Denorfia.
Yeah, I had to look up Denorfia's position. For some reason, I don't pay much attention to the Padres. The Padres are now 54-37 and 4 games up in the NL West. Bud Black comes from the Mike Scioscia managing tree and just inked an extension with The Fathers. They produce relief pitchers like they have a factory built under Petco. I should pay more attention. But I digress. Chris Denorfia went 4-4 with 2 home runs. The 2 homers doubled his season total which earned him his first and probably last shot of the night.
Honorable Mention: Rickie Weeks
I have a soft spot for Rickie Weeks. Last year, he started to put it all together before getting hurt and missing the rest of the season. Weeks is off to another pretty nice start this year and went 3-4 with 2 home runs last night. The Brew Crew still got manhandled by the Braves 11-6 thanks to All Star extraordinaire Omar Infante's 4-5 night.
Honorable Mention Part Dos: Paul Maholm
A little bonus action. You should know by now that I love strikeouts. I can't explain it but a Golden Sombrero beats a cycle for me every time. That's what makes Maholm's 3-hit shutout so improbable. He only struck out 1 batter. A 3-hit, complete game shut out and he only struck out 1 batter. Weird.