Saturday, September 19, 2009

Let's All Tip Our Caps to Mikey Cuddyer

Michael Cuddyer has hit a hot streak at just the right time. His numbers over the last five games?

7-20 (.350)
11 RBI
4 Home Runs

And that includes one game where he went hitless. If you choose to throw that one out, the average jumps to .436. And all those home runs were big home runs, too.

And for that entire stretch, he's been playing out of position--manning first base in relief of the out for the year Justin Morneau. That's an impressive run that helps explain why the Twins have taken the first two from Detroit, and have won six in a row for the first time all season.

Of course, the starting pitching has improved too, and the Metrodome roof played some havok on a rookie outfielder for Detroit. But offensively, Cuddyer has been the engine. Which is great and a little surprising. Tip your caps, lads.

No comments: