Monday, April 12, 2010
Rapid reaction: What Jason Kubel has in common with Babe Ruth
By ESPN Stats & Info
The last time the Red Sox opened a new ballpark, John Phillip Sousa’s marching band opened the festivities at Yankee Stadium and Babe Ruth christened his new home with a home run.
This time around, the Red Sox were victimized by Jason Kubel in Target Field’s debut. The result was the same: a three-run loss.
* Albert Pujols, through seven games, has outslugged the Astros lineup by himself. He has more home runs and RBI than all the Astros hitters combined.
* And speaking of the Astros, let’s show them some pity. Of the starting pitchers they’ve faced so far, three got Cy Young votes as recently as last year. That trio of Tim Lincecum, Roy Halladay and Adam Wainwright, have combined for 24 innings pitched without allowing an earned run.