How about that incredible catch in the 8th inning last night? Un-be-frickin-lievable! Not to sound like my daughter, but that was like totally awesome!
Coco seems to be rounding into form at the plate, too. Last week, he hit .368--primarily out of the 8-hole.
I think we're really going to start to see the impact Coco can have on a ballgame. Like in the 7th inning last night. He gets on with a bunt single, steals second, Gonzo moves him over to third and he scores on a Youkilis sac fly.
Alex Gonzalez has been out of his mind offensively lately as well. Last week, he hit .381 with a couple dingers and 5 RBI. Plus, there's no better defensive shortstop in the game. The guy's like one of those Dyson® vacuums that never loses its suction!
Here are their offensive totals from last month, excluding last night's game:
.279, 2HRs, 18 runs, 11 RBI, 3 SB
.356, 3HRs, 14 runs, 10 RBI
You've really got to give these two guys credit for setting the table in the middle innings, and for helping make this 12-game winning streak possible. It's great to be getting some production from the bottom of the order, something sorely lacking earlier in the season.
When we got to six in a row I said it would be nice to get it 12. It certainly has been nice, hasn't it?
I'm a little nervous about tonight though, to be honest. The Sox don't seem to hit lefties very well, and Willis is a one of the very best lefties in the game--a top-fiver for sure. But, if we can eek this one out, I don't see why we couldn't stretch this thing to 18. I'm just saying.
We'll see what Jason Johnson has to offer us tonight.
Anyway, have a great long weekend everybody. Stay safe. Lots of drunken crazies out there--Yankee fans mostly.