Wednesday, July 15, 2009

2009 Chachi #48 Shane Victorino AS

All-Star Game: 2009 (Busch Stadium, St. Louis)
How He Got to St. Louis: The Flyin' Hawaiian won the Final Vote contest, giving him the 33rd and final spot on the NL All-Star roster. Similar to Jayson Werth, he's on his way to a career year, currently hitting .309 with 42 RBI and 15 stolen bases. Shane is second only to Albert Pujols in NL runs scored with 63. He's also in the NL top 10 in hits, doubles and triples.
2009 All-Star Game Notes: With Carlos Beltran landing on the disabled list, Shane found himself as the starting center fielder for the NL All-Stars. In the second inning, facing Roy Halladay, Shane singled and scored on the combination of Yadier Molina's single and center fielder Josh Hamilton's throwing error. In the fourth, Shane struck out swinging against Zach Greinke. Teammate Jayson Werth took over for Shane in center in the top of the seventh.
Pictured: July 13, 2009 - Working out in the field prior to the Home Run Derby.

No comments: