Posts Tagged ‘Prince Fielder’

Cardinals K.O.’D?

August 30, 2011

10.5 games behind the first place Milwaukee Brewers, the 2011 St. Louis Cardinals are down for the count.  Milwaukee looks to cap their best month in franchise history (21-5 in August) by permanently sending the Cardinals to their corner.  While the Brewers are 8-4 against the Cardinals this season, the Cardinals big bats of Pujols, Berkman and Halliday have out preformed the Milwaukee trio of Fielder, Braun and Weeks.

RBIs (Blue) & HRs (Orange)

The Brewers will have the advantage on the mound tonight as Milwaukee’s Shawn Marcum (11-4, 3.38 ERA) will face St. Louis’ Edwin Jackson( 10-9, 3.94 ERA).  Check out their 2011 numbers.

ERs Allowed (Blue), Strikeouts (Orange) & Walks (Green)

Can the Cardinals get off the ropes or will the Brewers all but clinch their first ever NL Central Pennant?

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Will Prince be Crowned the RBI King?

August 26, 2011

Prince Fielder is leading the National League with 100 RBIs. While Fielder’s Brewers are running away with the NL Central, his batting average has dropped below .300 for the first time since August 5. Will a three game series against the lowly Cubs re-empower Prince’s swing? How many RBIs will Fielder hit against the Cubs?

Summary: Click here for some guesses for how many RBIs Prince Fielder will hit against the Cubs.

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NL MVP Race

August 4, 2011

With under two months left in the season four sluggers have emerged as contenders as the National League’s Most Valuable Player.  Arizona’s Justin Upton, Los Angeles’ Matt Kemp, and Milwaukee’s Prince Fielder and Ryan Braun have all put up incredible numbers so far this season.  Check out how their batting totals stack up.

Hits (Blue), RBIs (Orange) & HRs (Green)


See which Brewer is more valuable.

Matt Kemp appears to be the front runner with his incredible .586 Slugging Percentage.  Kemp is leading the League with 84 RBIs, and his 26 Home Runs and a strong .319 Batting Average put him in contention to win the NL triple crown.  However, Kemp’s Dodger are out of playoff contention and the honor may be awarded to someone who will be playing in October.  Must the MVP put up the best number or is it more import to lead a team to a pennant?

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Desert Derby

July 11, 2011

Tonight is the League’s annual showcase of the Long Ball.  This year’s participants were chosen by American League Captain and 2010 Home-Run Derby Champion, David Ortiz and National League Captain and the 2009 Derby Champion, Prince Fielder.  Ortiz chose an all AL East squad of his Boston teammate Adrian Gonzalez, New York’s Robinson Cano, and the Major League leader in Home Runs (31) Toronto’s Jose Bautista.  Matt Holliday of St Louis, Matt Kemp of Los Angeles and Fielder’s Milwaukee teammate Rickie Weeks will represent the National League.  While a few of the Major League’s most productive sluggers are absent, particularly the Yankee’s duo of Curtis Granderson (25) and Mark Teixeira (25), the eight participants tonight are no offensive slouches.

Home Runs (Blue), Hits (Orange), RBIs (Green)

Bautista has been putting up stellar offensive number in the Rogers Centre and on the road, leading the Majors in both home and road home runs.  Interestingly, the Boston duo of Ortiz and Gonzalez have been more offensively productive outside of Fenway Park so for in 2011.

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The great news for the participates, and the fans, is that Chase Field is one of the most hitter friendly parks in the Majors with a Home-Run Park Factor of 1.293.  Hopefully for the fan’s sake, sorry participates, Chase Field’s retraceable roof stays open tonight for the contest so we can see many balls soar into the stands.

See how the sluggers are hitting

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