Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Singleton Hits first ML Home Run

Prior to the Home Run, Jon Singleton "drove" his first ML run in the third, on a bases-loaded walk.  Poetically, George Springer was on third at the time.  Won't be the last time we see Singleton driving in Springer, me thinks.

To the top of the 8th!!  "Singles" has not yet managed a Major League hit.  Bases empty, none out.  Matt Shoemaker on the bump, 3-1 count.  93-mph elevated fastball, pounded to right centre, flew into the very back of the Astros bullpen on the CF side.  Caught in the 'pen by a Chad Qualls-like person.  No word on the ransom demand for the ball, yet.

This link should lead the interested party to the video, but I am sure Astros.com will be pimping it for the foreseeable future if it doesn't link right.

7 comments:

Keith A said...

When I first saw "Right Centre" I thought that was just Astros County doing his usual alternate take on spelling. Then I saw who posted it and that's probably how you spell Center normally. Awesome home run.

Masked Marvel said...

Yeah, sorry, when I try to spell things like center in the American style, the website records it as a spelling error for me.

Awesome home run, indeed. Pretty decent first game for Singles, too. He looked calm and relaxed at the plate. Not so much in the field.

Anonymous said...

His dads reaction was awesome.

Lyle said...

Was at the game sitting club level along rightfield. That ball he hit was hit hard and went a long way.

Matt Pearson said...

Have really enjoyed your posts. I'm curious how a kiwi came to be a contributor to this site. Expat or did you fall for baseball over there?

Masked Marvel said...

I fell for baseball over here - initially (ie. mid 1990's) - it was whatever was in ESPN, but MLB's advanced media and the internet in general allows you to closely follow the games. I also have an epidemiology degree in amongst my medical stuff - that is about medical statistics, really, so I understand some of the sabermatics stuff.

As for how I got to write for Astros County?? I am guessing that the Constable was drunk one night, and mistakenly gave me a login.

I have a post planned for a weeks time when I talk about my Astros fandom a little....

Masked Marvel said...

For those watching the link:

Dad is in the orange hat. Mum is behind him in the brick-red shirt. She was interviewed earlier in the game, and couldn't stop smiling.