Monday, September 16, 2013

Serial Insanity cards 961-965

This is the 2nd to last post for the SNI marathon.

Card # 961:  Ryan Raburn

Serial Number:  759
Team:  Detroit Tigers, card # 25/50

Raburn is the 2nd position player during today's marathon that has pitched during a major league game.  He actually fared quite well, 13 pitches, 8 of them for strikes, struck out one during a clean 9th inning.  Yes, Cleveland lost the game 10-3 to Detroit.

Card # 962:  Rafael Soriano

Serial Number:  725
Team:  Tampa Bay Rays, card # 34/50

Soriano is all or nothing against Ryan Howard.  Howard is 2 for 8 lifetime against Rafael, with both of those hits being home runs.  Only one player has 3 career HR's against Soriano, and that is Dan Uggla.

Card # 963:  Daniel Murphy

Serial Number:  817
Team:  New York Mets, card # 37/50

Daniel Murphy must really believe in making a great first impression.  Murphy is currently 1 for 1 against 30 different pitchers in his career.

Card # 964:  Aaron Hill

Serial Number:  824
Team:  Toronto Blue Jays, card # 42/50

I hated to see Hill leave Toronto, but the trade at the time looked like something that both Aaron and Kelly Johnson needed.  Unfortunately for the Jays, Johnson only played one year for them and didn't perform all that well, while Hill is averaging a little over .300 in the desert heat.  Oh, and he's hit for the cycle twice since the trade...

Card # 965:  Ubaldo Jimenez

Serial Number:  1470
Team:  Colorado Rockies, card # 24/50

After struggling last year in Cleveland, Jimenez has quietly helped the Indians try to chase down the Tigers this season.  His numbers this year are a lot more normal for him, ERA in the mid 3's, less than a hit an inning and just a bit more than 1 K per inning.

thanks for reading, Robert

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