Wednesday, July 15, 2015

BrockStar Steals Base, Scores In All-Star Debut

Brock Holt made it into the All-Star game last night as a pinch-runner in the seventh inning. Before you could say "Lou Brock", he pulled off a delayed steal and beat the throw of gun-slinging Yadier Molina. Not a bad start. He then scored on an RBI double by Oriole Manny Machado. His lone at-bat was more of a challenge—facing the triple-digit offerings of Aroldis Chapman (AKA The Cuban Missle). The velocity of the five pitches he saw (99, 101, 100, 101, 101) were a little too much for him and he struck out. But, all in all, it was a good performance in a 6-3 American League victory. Nice going, Brock!