The Series Cynic: Splitsville in Tinseltown for Braves
By Ben BussardMonday June 7, 2010 02:29 pm EDT
Martin Prado's left hand
"The Chosen-- Blind One" struggled all weekend in Los Angeles and as a result saw his batting average drop from a respectable .287 to a wimpy .269---thanks to a 2-for-17 series where Heyward struck out eight, count 'em, EIGHT times.
When a batter strikes out four times in a game, the term "Golden Sombrero" is used to describe the rather forgettable occurrence---a distinction J-Hey would have gladly accepted on Friday night following his five strikeout performance.
I usually reserve these weekly columns for heavily opinionated sports banter that unintentionally infuriates most and enlightens few, but I wanted to pull a U-turn and shed some light on a story that everyone can enjoy.
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