Originally Posted by Javy Pornstache
I was thinking about Chris Shelton the other day. Any idea of if he'd be a worthwhile pickup as a righty bat off the bench? He's looked real good at times... and another 1B/OF (though not the rangiest guy in the world by any means). With talk around about Craig Wilson being available, I wonder if Shelton's worth a look? Just curious.
Shelton may be worth a curious look. He has a career MLB .825 OPS in 899 plate appearances. His road OPS away from Comerica is .850. Interestingly, he's hit righty pitchers better than southpaws with an .840 OPS against righties and .783 OPS against lefties.
It's still 1-0 Toledo and now in the top of the 6th inning. Kelly's done well, and he's been helped by some nice defense, including helping himself.
Kelly: 5 IP, 1 H, 1 R (earned), 1 BB, 2 SO
The Bats' bats are cold as they only have one single and one walk for the game thus far. Dickerson was robbed of potential extra bases earlier in the game on a nice diving grab.