Saturday, April 16, 2011

Andrew McCutchen's Golden Sombrero

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, no-hitters and Brian Wilson's beard 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.

There was magic in the air Friday night. Andrew McCutchen was plugged into the leadoff spot for the Pirates and it turns out he's allergic to it. It took McCutchen all of five innings to record a Golden Sombrero but in his only other plate appearance he reached on an error, shattering my dreams of a Platinum Sombrero. Pinata dog was also bummed out.

Let's see what McCutchen was flailing at...

Top 1st: McCutchen struck out looking against Bronson Arroyo. Hey, it happens.

Top 2nd: McCutchen struck out looking against Arroyo again. Meh, it was a 3-2 count. But two strikeout in the first two innings certainly gets me excited.

Top 4th: McCutchen struck out swinging against Arroyo. I get sad because I remember McCutchen is on my fantasy team.

Top 5th: McCutchen struck out swinging against Matt Maloney. Yikes.

McCutchen is now hitting .196/.302/.370 with 2 homers and 0 stolen bases. Serves me right for drafting a Pirate. I bet he's never even attempted a hostile takeover of a cruise ship.

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