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.
Look at me writing shot of the night on the actual night it was due. It's almost like I'm a responsible blogger. The shot of the night is Get 'er Done: 1 oz Grey Goose® vodka, 6 drops grenadine syrup, 1 can Squirt® citrus soda and it's in honor of Adam Dunn. Normally, I'd avoid any Larry the Cable Guy references because he's a hack and doesn't deserve the obscene amount of money he makes. But it fits my shot criteria. I beg you America to improve your taste in comedy. Please watch Louie on FX. Louie CK and Patton Oswalt are the best in the comedy game right now but I digress.
Adam Dunn hit another pair of home runs for the second time in three games. The two blasts give Dunn at least 30 homers for the 7th straight season and improved him to a .280/.369/.590 slash line. I'm starting to think the Nats were the team that had placed the proper value on Dunn when the trade deadline rolled around. Although, they did place him on waivers and he was claimed by an unknown, and most likely, National League club. I can't see him getting dealt with the current insane hot streak and I'm hoping the Nats can extend him. Because of course, I've jumped on the Nationals' bandwagon and would like to see him continue to mash while playing sub par defense at first base.
Honorable Mention: Adam Wainwright and Albert Pujols
The Cardinals duo put the hurt on the Marlins. Wainwright pitched a 2-hit shutout while striking out 7 and Pujols went 3-5 with a home run driving in 4 of the Cardinals 7 runs. Pujols is now 1st in RBI (82), and yes I know that's a worthless stat, and 2nd in homers (28) after the aforementioned Dunn. Wainwright is 2nd in wins (16), and yes I know that's a worthless stat, and 2nd in ERA (2.07). If you let my "mainstream stats" go for this post, I promise I'll get back to xFIP and wOBA tomorrow. Thanks, gotta go watch some recorded Shark Week.