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 derailed by a 3 hour conversation with Derwood about Jeff Bagwell's career stats. I had 9 pages of Fangraphs open on my browser. I'm starting to think Derwood's dad was onto something when he called us unstable. Anyhoo, the shot of the night was Bear Juice: 1 oz Crown Royal® Canadian whisky, 1 oz peach schnapps, 1 oz cranberry juice. And it's in honor of Aramis Ramirez.
Upon hearing about Sweet Lou's retirement plans, Aramis Ramirez unloaded on Astros pitchers going 3-5 with 3 home runs and 7 RBI. Ramirez is turning his miserable season around in July. This month he's hit 9 home runs and has a .383/.406/.950 slash line. It's unclear if he's trying to send Lou out on a high note with his current performance or if he was trying to drive Lou out with his previous performance.
Honorable Mention: Chris Carpenter
Carpenter worked another ho-hum 8 innings surrendering 1 run on 5 hits. He walked 1 and struck out 4 in a pretty typical Chris Carpenter performance. Not to be outdone, Andrew Carpenter also pitched up to his usual standards throwing 3 innings of 5-hit, 3-run ball and took the loss. The last time a Carpenter won and lost on the same day Pontius Pilate was involved. Too soon? *Disclaimer: we're actually not sure if that joke is offensive or, more importantly, makes any sense. That's my time, I'll be here all week, try the wings.*