Thursday, July 22, 2010

The redhead lives!

Matt Murton is back to being awesome. After stints with the A's and Rockies in 2008 and 2009, respectively, Colorado sold his contract to the Hanshin Tigers of Japan. Turns out Murton was just on the wrong continent--he's leading the league in batting average (.352) and hits (120). In fact, he's currently on pace to break Ichiro Suzuki's 16-year-old Nippon Professional Baseball record of 210 hits, though the season is now 14 games longer than it was in 1994.

Murton was the leadoff man but now bats third in the lineup, and he already has two grand slams on the season.

Hat tip: Jim Armstrong

1 comment:

  1. Good to see the "adorable little redhead" has still got it!