Bottom 5: grounded out to shortstop against Harden
Bottom 7: singled to center against Craig Breslow
Bottom 9: called out on strikes against Fautino De Los Santos
Bottom 12: struck out swinging against Neil Wagner
Bottom 15: called out on strikes against Josh Outman
Final Line: 1-for-6, 4 K
Notes: Marson notched his second golden sombrero of the year on Wednesday night, as the Tribe outlasted the A’s to pick up a 4-3 win in 16-innings. Unlike the light-hitting catcher’s first sombrero, Marson actually managed to sneak in a hit. Beneath his 218/.296/.299 slash line (198 plate appearances) is the fact that he hits a ground ball 54.3% of the time. And the last time I checked, catchers don’t collect many infield hits. However, Marson does have a 86.8 Z-Contact% (contact made on pitches within the strikezone). Therefore, his problem doesn’t stem from poor plate discipline or tentativeness. Rather, he just struggles to drive the ball. I guess that it’s a good thing he’s throwing out runners at a 41% clip.
Total 2011 Sombreros: 102