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7.08.2008

Two Bombs Are Better Than One

Torii tried to quiet doubters with two bombs
Among whispers of lack of performance and no All-Star vote for Torii Hunter during his first season with the Los Angeles Angels, the center fielder made some noise Monday.

Torii went 3-for-5 with 3 RBIs, smoking not one, but two longballs in his team's 9-6 victory over the Texas Rangers. Since landing a five-year deal with the Halos in the offseason, he has hit .272 with 42 RBIs, but had driven in just one run over his past 15 games.

This could be a sign of a second-half push for Hunter, or just another case of poor Rangers pitching... considering Jeff Mathis hit one off Luis Mendoza as well.

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2 comments:

Megs said...

Man, the Twins got rid of Johan and Torii at the right time huh. Neither of them are All-Stars (not that that matters too much) but neither of them are having All-Star worthy seasons either.