28 Oct

blanco’s numbers

While there have been many heroes for the San Francisco Giants as they bolted to a 3-0 lead in the World Series, you can’t overlook left fielder Gregor Blanco’s contributions. The former Mississippi Braves standout has: 3 sweet catches; 2 big hits (a bunt and a triple); and 1 good throw. He’s had a hand in every win. Speed is Blanco’s main skill, and we saw it at Trustmark Park in 2005 and ’06. In 123 games in ’05, he stole 28 bases and hit 12 triples. In 66 games in ’06, he swiped 17 bags. He didn’t make a huge impression during his time in Atlanta, especially in the field. But he has played so well for the Giants, they haven’t missed the suspended Melky Cabrera a bit.

Mike Christensen

Mike Christensen

A long-time sports fan and 30-year newspaper veteran muses on all things baseball in Mississippi. Contact: mwchristens@gmail.com
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