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Golden Sombrero: Lou Marson (again)

Bottom 2: Lou Marson called out on strikes against Rich Harden

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

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  1. Love this feature. 🙂