We come to the final post in the Monday SNI marathon. The 40 cards today leave only 530 remaining to complete the 1500 card insanity set. Keep em coming!!
Card # 966: J.J. Putz
Serial Number: 801
Team: Arizona Diamondbacks, card # 31/50
J.J. was a roommate of some guy named Tom Brady in college. I guess you could call his 2007 season in Seattle a "lights out" season. J.J. finished 65 of 68 games that year, saved 40, and had a WHIP of 0.698.
Card # 967: David Aardsma
Serial Number: 1042
Team: Seattle Mariners, card # 27/50
I'm sure that if I sorted all the players last names that I've featured in these posts, Aardsma would probably end up first. The current NL batting average leader, Michael Cuddyer, is 0 for 8 against him lifetime.
Card # 968: Alex Presley
Serial Number: 1060
Team: Pittsburgh Pirates, card # 32/50
Looks as if Alex is going to miss the postseason again this year, since he was recently traded for Justin Morneau. The biggest knock on Presley was that he didn't use his speed to get on base enough. Add that in with a guy who doesn't take a lot of walks, and that makes it tough to stick in a town that has a deep outfield.
Card # 969: Sam Fuld
Serial Number: 1081
Team: Tampa Bay Rays, card # 35/50
You know you're reaching for something to write about a player when you discover that the players 6 career home runs have come on 6 different counts. (0-0, 1-1, 2-0, 2-2, 3-1, 3-2)
Card # 970: Drew Stubbs
Serial Number: 507
Team: Cincinnati Reds, card # 32/50
Likes to hit in Petco Park, has a career .306 average there. Drive a little bit up the coast to Dodger Stadium, and he hits a whopping .129. Maybe the pitching is responsible for some of those numbers?
thanks for reading, Robert