Monday, August 14, 2017

Hey You, Benny Ballgame: Have A Series, Whydoncha?

Benny Ballgame
After a forced respite at the end of last month, Andrew Benintendi is clearly sending a message to Manager John Farrell: "I'm allergic to pine!". In the three-game Yankee series alone, Benny Ballgame went 5-13, with 3 HRs and 9 RBIs—including the extra-innings game-winning hit on Sunday night. Impressed? Let's look at his performance during August as a whole. In nine games so far this month, Benintendi is hitting .457, with an on-base percentage of .524, a slugging percentage of .886 and an OPS of 1.410. He's hit 4 HRs and knocked in 12 runs. Oh, and he's stolen 5 bases. Not a bad two weeks! The Sox left-fielder leads the team this month in: hits, average, HRs, RBIs, BA, SB, OBP, SLG and OPS. The kid kinda has the edge on being named FenwayNation's August Player Of The Month.