The Stat Line Of The Night – 09/27/09 – Peyton Manning
The Stat Line Of The Night – 09/28/09 – Andy LaRoche
Total Pro Sports – It is not often we get to say this, but the Pittsburgh Pirates actually looked good last night during their game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The fact that the Dodgers have already clinched a playoff spot makes you question just how worthy the Pirates are of such praises, but that will not stop us from admiring their performance.
Most notable among the Pirates batters, who managed to rack up 15 hits in a 11-1 victory, was third baseman Andy LaRoche. Stepping to the plate five times in the night, LaRoche recorded a hit at each appearance. Twice he sent the ball over the fence for a home run. He also got himself two doubles and a single, accumulating six RBIs and scoring four runs. It was enough to earn him “The Stat Line Of The
Night” for monday, September 28th, 2009.
It has been a rather rough season for LaRoche and the Pirates. The team has recorded only 59 wins and the bats have been a big reason for that. LaRoche has been among those who have struggled, batting a dismal .259. This game may help his confidence, but if they expect to get out of the NL Central basement next season, they will have to avoid waiting until the end of September to finally cash in some runs.