Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Yuni. Yes, Yuni.

The turning point in tonight's game was easy to spot.

After the Rays kicked the ball around the field like a tee ball team (or, whatever team Ken Harvey is playing for these days), the Royals tied things up in the third. That's when Yuni stepped to the plate.

There was blood in the water and Mr. Betancourt was the shark. A shot to left and the game was effectively over.

Now, at this point, I should mention that when I typed in "yuni" into the Fan Graphs search box, autocorrect suggested "gunk" and I did not find this a bad recommendation.

Yuni has been demonstrably terrible for quite some time. I generally hate that he is on the team, and I am not looking forward to his inevitable collapse. However, at this point in the season, he has his highest OPS since 2007. (it's .733, but still)

Regression to the mean will hit the slowest second baseman in baseball soon enough, but for now, let's enjoy the show and enjoy the win.

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