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.
With on 6 games on Thursday, you'd think the odds on getting a Sombrero would be pretty low. Don't tell that to Jason Repko, he had plans of his own. Repko strikes out about 30% of the time so I was a little surprised it has taken him this long to record a Golden Sombrero this season. Then I realized he's only had 99 plate appearances this season and it all started to make sense. Jason is hitting .213/.286/.382 or what I like to call a mouth fart line. Repko went 1-5 with 4 strikeouts and a walk in 13 innings. Let's all rejoice under this Sombrero because it's probably the last time Repko will see more than 3 plate appearances in a game...
Bottom 2nd: Repko struck out swinging against Justin Verlander. There's no shame in that, Verlander has dominant stuff. Not for where I drafted him this year but that's another story.
Bottom 4th: Repko struck out swinging against Verlander. Repko bunted foul twice and then struck out swinging. Then he made the National League pitcher's walk of shame back to the dugout.
Bottom 10th: Repko struck out swinging Robbie Weinhardt. Weinhardt. Hehe.
Bottom 12th: Repko struck out looking against Jose Valverde.