Wednesday, May 02, 2007
HOUSTON -- The roof is open today and it's like a whole different ballpark. Very nice.
Anyway, Josh Hamilton has been named the National League Rookie of the Month, so that's nice.
Cincinnati Reds outfielder Josh Hamilton, who led all rookies with six home runs and tied for the lead
among Major League rookies with 13 RBI, has been voted National League Rookie of the Month for April,
while Boston Red Sox left-hander Hideki Okajima, who fanned 17 batters in 12.2 innings pitched, has
earned American League Rookie of the Month honors.
Hamilton also led all rookies with a .609 slugging percentage and posted a .365 on base percentage.
He batted .266 (17-64) with 12 runs, two doubles and a stolen base. This marks the first time that a
member of the Reds has earned the honor since Austin Kearns in May 2002.
No word on the lineup yet, but don't expect to see Edwin Encarnacion there. Yesterday Jerry said he'd likely take a seat against Oswalt -- against whom he doesn't have a hit in 8 at-bats and has struck out 5 times.
Here's the Reds numbers vs. Oswalt
Castro 0-6 3Ks
Conine 0-6 3Ks
Dunn 12-52 (.231) with 1 HR, 11 bb, 15 Ks
Encarnacion 0-8 5 Ks
Freel 7-21 (.333) 1 HR, 5 bb, 3 Ks
Gonzalez 4-10 (.400) 1 HR 1 K
Griffey 6-28 (.214) 1 bb, Ks
Hatteberg 5-11 (.455) 2 bb
Phillips 3-9 (.333)
Ross 1-4 (.250) 2 Ks
Valentin 2-9 (.222) 1 bb 2 Ks
And it looks like a long night, 'cause Blogger supersucks today