Hideki Matsui has an 11-game hitting streak going and his batting average has gone down. Matsui is 12 of 39, dropping his average from .321 to .316.
Meanwhile, Ian Kennedy has needed 502 pitches to record 71 outs this season. That’s an average of 7.07 pitches per out. That is very inefficient. Whether it’s in the majors or down in Scranton, he needs to become more willing to challenge hitters.
It’s so weird. Kennedy recorded 57 outs in his three starts last season and needed only 275 pitches – an average of 4.82 per out. He walked nine in 19 innings last season. He has 20 walks in 23.2 innnings this season.
Chad Moeller has hit safely in five of the seven games he has played in.
A little good news: Bobby Murcer was at the park tonight and will be on television tomorrow.