Among the things I didn't expect to do see today
Ladies and gentlemen, that was Nook Logan, Nationals center fielder, ripping a three-run bomb to right field off of Anastacio Martinez. And he did it (drumroll .................................................. ) from the left side of the plate.
For the unitiated -- Hello, Viera! -- Logan is a switch-hitter who has struggled in his big league career from the left side. He is a natural right-handed hitter, and the Tigers asked him to become a switch-hitter in the minors. He's an excellent bunter from that side, and he has, as Acta says, "The thing that never goes into a slump -- speed." So he can bunt for base hits, and he tried to do it earlier in a scrimmage. Yes, as some questioners have asked, he'll be able to do that on his own, and it's his best weapon from that side.
But his splits -- and we've discussed this before -- are striking. He hits .249 in his career from the left side, .322 from the right. He has only two major league homers, and they're both hitting right-handed.
Now, the wind here at HSCS is blowing out to right, and the ball might have been off the wall on a normal day. But he hit it well. A three-run bomb that made it 6-0, Nationals.
As I type this, guys are running all over the bases. Doesn't appear the scoreboard guy is doing any updating. I'm almost sure the visiting team has scored by now. Chris Snelling is up here in the top of the ninth, and he's facing Bill White. But the scoreboard guy just leans against the plywood out in left.
I'll fire up one more post after the game's over.
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