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2012 Golden Sombreros: April

  Rk Player Date ▴ Tm Opp Rslt PA AB H RBI BB SO WPA RE24 aLI 1 Matthew Joyce 2012-04-06 TBR NYY W 7-6 4 4 0 0 0 4 -0.222 -1.104 2.190 2 Brent Morel 2012-04-06 CHW TEX L 2-3 4 4 0 0 0 4 -0.121 -1.089 1.117 3 Matt Garza 2012-04-12 CHC […]

Golden Sombrero: Clete Thomas (4/18/2012)

Date: April 18, 2012 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Top 1: Clete Thomas struck out swinging against Hiroki Kuroda (5 pitches) Top 3: Thomas called out on strikes against Kuroda (6 pitches) Top 5: Thomas struck out swinging against Clay Rapada (7 pitches) Top 8: Thomas struck out swinging against Boone Logan (3 pitches) Final Line: […]

Golden Sombrero: Kevin Youkilis (4/17/2012)

Date: April 17, 2012 vs. Texas Rangers Bottom 1: Kevin Youkilis called out on strikes against Colby Lewis (4 pitches) Bottom 4: Youkilis struck out swinging against Lewis (6 pitches) Bottom 6: Youkilis struck out swinging against Lewis (4 pitches) Bottom 7: Youkilis struck out swinging against Koji Uehara (5 pitches) Final Line: 0-for-4, 4 […]

Golden Sombrero: J.D. Martinez (4/16/2012)

Date: April 16, 2012 vs. Washington Nationals Top 1: J.D. Martinez struck out swinging against Stephen Strasburg (5 pitches) Top 4: Martinez struck out swinging against Strasburg (3 pitches) Top 6: Martinez walked against Strasburg (9 pitches) Top 7: Martinez struck out swinging against Ryan Mattheus (4 pitches) Top 9: Martinez struck out swinging against […]

Golden Sombrero: Adam Dunn (4/13/2012)

Date: April 13, 2012 vs. Detroit Tigers Bottom 1: Adam Dunn struck out swinging against Max Scherzer (8 pitches) Bottom 4: Dunn struck out swinging against Scherzer (6 pitches) Bottom 6: Dunn called out on strikes against Scherzer (7 pitches) Bottom 8: Dunn struck out swinging against Daniel Schlereth (9 pitches)   Final Line: 0-for-4, […]

Golden Sombrero: Matt Joyce (4/6/2012)

Date: April 6, 2012 Bottom 2: Matt Joyce struck out swinging against C.C. Sabathia (6 pitches) Bottom 4: Joyce struck out swinging against Sabathia (4 pitches) Bottom 6: Joyce struck out swinging against Sabathia (5 pitches) Bottom 8: Called out on strikes against David Robertson (5 pitches) Final Line: 0-for-4, 4 K  RE24: -1.1 WPA: […]

Golden Sombrero: Matt Garza (4/12/2012)

Date: April 12, 2012 vs. Milwaukee Brewers Bottom 3: Matt Garza struck out swinging (missed bunt) against Zack Greinke (3 pitches) Bottom 4: Garza struck out swinging against Greinke (3 pitches) Bottom 6: Garza struck out swinging against Manny Parra (7 pitches) Bottom 8: Garza struck out swinging against Tim Dillard (4 pitches) Final Line: […]

Golden Sombrero: Brent Morel (4/6/2012)

Date: April 6, 2012 at Texas Rangers (Opening Day) Top 1: Brent Morel struck out swinging against Colby Lewis (6 pitches) Top 3: Morel called out on strikes against Lewis (6 pitches) Top 5: Morel struck out swinging against Lewis (5 pitches) Top 7: Morel struck out swinging against Alexi Ogando (6 pitches) Final Line: […]

NLCS Golden Sombrero: Nick Punto

Top 2: Nick Punto struck out swinging against Chris Narveson Top 3: hit a sacrifice fly to right field against Narveson Top 5: struck out swinging against Kameron Loe Top 7: called out on strikes against Takashi Saito Top 9: called out on strikes against John Axford Final Line: 0-for-4, 4 K, RBI Notes: Punto’s […]

ALCS Golden Sombrero: Austin Jackson

Bottom 1: Austin Jackson called out on strikes against C.J. Wilson Bottom 3: struck out swinging against Wilson Bottom 5: struck out swinging against Wilson Bottom 7: struck out swinging against Koji Uehara Final Line: 0-for-4, 4 K Notes: Jackson’s golden sombrero during Game 5 of the ALCS was his second of the 2011 season, […]

Golden Sombrero: Chris Parmelee

Top 1: Chris Parmelee struck out swinging against David Huff Top 4: struck out swinging against Huff Top 6: called out on strikes against David Huff Top 7: struck out swinging against Zach Putnam Final Line: 0-for-4, 4 K Notes: Despite being selected by the Twins in the first-round of the 2006 draft, Parmelee didn’t […]

Golden Sombrero: Jorge Posada

Bottom 2: Jorge Posada called out on strikes against Matt Moore Bottom 4: struck out swinging against Moore Bottom 6: singled to right against Dane De La Rosa Bottom 7: struck out swinging against Alexander Torres Bottom 8: struck out swinging against Jake McGee Final Line: 1-for-5, 4 K Notes: Posada collected his first golden […]

Golden Sombrero: Alex Liddi

Top 3: Alex Liddi struck out swinging against Kevin Slowey Top 6: struck out swinging against Slowey Top 7: struck out swinging against Slowey Top 9: called out on strikes against Scott Baker Final Line: 0-for-4, 4 K Notes: Really not too much to say about Liddi’s golden sombrero against Slowey and the Twins on […]

Golden Sombrero: Bobby Abreu

Top 1: Bobby Abreu struck out swinging against Dustin McGowan Top 3: struck out swinging against McGowan Top 6: called out on strikes against Jesse Litsch Top 7: called out on strikes against Luis Perez Top 8: flew out to center against Carlos Villanueva Final Line: 0-for-5, 4 K Notes: Abreu notched his first golden […]

Golden Sombrero: Jason Varitek

Bottom 2: Jason Varitek walked against Chris Jakubauskas Bottom 3: struck out swinging against Brad Berken Bottom 4: struck out swinging against Berken Bottom 6: struck out swinging against Jeremy Accardo Bottom 7: struck out swinging against Brad Bergesen Final Line: 0-for-4, BB, R, 4 K Notes: In a game where the Red Sox scored […]

Golden Sombrero: Jason Pridie

Top 1: Jason Pridie struck out swinging against Brandon Beachy Top 3: struck out swinging against Beachy Top 4: struck out swinging Beachy Top 7: grounded out to second base against Eric O’Flaherty Top 9: struck out swinging against Craig Kimbrel Final Line: 0-for-5, 4 K Notes: Pridie collected his first golden sombrero of the […]

Golden Sombrero: Mike Stanton (again)

Top 1: Mike Stanton struck out swinging against Stephen Strasburg Top 3: struck out swinging against Strasburg Top 6: grounded out to shortstop against Strasburg Top 9: struck out swinging against Drew Storen Top 11: struck out swinging against Collin Balester Top 13: doubled to left field against Balester Final Line: 1-for-6, 2B, RBI, 4 […]

Golden Sombrero: John Jaso

Top 2: John Jaso struck out swinging against Josh Beckett Top 4: struck out swinging against Beckett Top 6: called out on strikes against Beckett Top 8: struck out swinging against Daniel Bard Final Line: 0-for-4, 4 K Notes: While Jaso’s never been one to hit for a high average, he has always had a […]

Golden Sombrero: Miguel Olivo (No. 3)

Bottom 2: Miguel Olivo struck out swinging against Ivan Nova Bottom 4: struck out swinging against Nova Bottom 7: struck out swinging against Jamey Wright Bottom 9: flew out to center against Rafael Soriano Bottom 11: struck out swinging against Corey Wade Final Line: 0-for-5, 4 K Notes: Olivo recorded his third golden sombrero of […]

Golden Sombrero: Paul Goldschmidt (again)

Top 2: Paul Goldschmidt struck out swinging against Clayton Kershaw Top 4: called out on strikes against Kershaw Top 7: struck out swinging against Josh Lindblom Top 9: struck out swinging against Kenley Jansen Final Line: 0-for-4, 4 K Notes: Playing in his 38th game since being called up by the Diamondbacks, Goldschmidt tallied his second […]

Golden Sombrero: Jayson Werth (No. 3)

  Bottom 2: Jayson Werth singled to shortstop against Henry Sosa Bottom 3: struck out swinging against Sosa Bottom 5: struck out swinging against Jordan Lyles Bottom 7: struck out swinging against Lance Pendelton Bottom 8: struck out on a foul tip against Mark Melancon Final Line: 1-for-5, R, 4 K Notes: Werth picked up […]

Golden Sombrero: Raul Ibanez

Top 2: Raul Ibanez struck out swinging against Yovani Gallardo Top 4: struck out swinging against Gallardo Top 6: struck out swinging against Gallardo Top 9: struck out swinging against John Axford Final Line: 0-for-4, 4 K Notes: Ibanez added to his impressive -1.1 fWAR on Sunday when he collected his first golden sombrero of […]

PLATINUM SOMBRERO: Chris Davis

Top 2: Chris Davis called out on strikes against A.J. Burnett Top 3: struck out swinging against Burnett Top 5: struck out swinging against Burnett Top 8: called out on strikes against David Robertson Top 10: struck out swinging against Hector Noesi Top 11: grounded out to second against Noesi Final Line: 0-for-6, 5 K, […]

Golden Sombrero: Mark Reynolds

Top 1: Mark Reynolds struck out swinging against A.J. Burnett Top 3: called out on strikes against Burnett Top 5: reached on error by Eduardo Nunez against Burnett Top 7: struck out swinging against Luis Ayala Top 9: called out on strikes against Rafael Soriano Top 11: singled home the go-ahead run against Hector Noesi […]

Golden Sombrero: Kelly Johnson (No. 3)

  Bottom 1: Kelly Johnson struck out swinging against Tim Wakefield Bottom 3: struck out swinging against Wakefield Bottom 6: struck out swinging against Franklin Morales Bottom 7: grounded out to first against Daniel Bard Bottom 8: struck out swinging against Matt Albers Final Line: 0-for-5, 4 K Notes: With players like Adam Dunn, Ryan […]

Golden Sombrero: Mike Morse

  Bottom 1: Michael Morse struck out swinging against Ted Lilly Bottom 2: struck out swinging against Lilly Bottom 5: flied out to right against Lilly Bottom 7: struck out swinging Kenley Jansen Bottom 9: called out on strikes against Javy Guerra Final Line: 0-for-5, 4 K, 7 LOB Notes:  Morse, who coincidentally made an […]

Golden Sombrero: Dewayne Wise

Bottom 2: Dewayne Wise struck out swinging against Josh Beckett Bottom 5: struck out swinging against Alfredo Aceves Bottom 8: struck out on a foul tip against Aceves Bottom 10: struck out attempting to bunt against Jonathan Papelbon Final Line: 0-for-4, 4 K Notes: Thanks to Colby Rasmus’ trip to the disabled list, Wise has […]

Golden Sombrero: Danny Espinosa (again)

Bottom 1: Danny Espinosa struck out on a foul tip against Hiroki Kuroda Bottom 4: struck out swinging against Kuroda Bottom 6: struck out swinging against Kuroda Bottom 8: struck out swinging against Ramon Troncoso Final Line: 0-for-4, 4 K Notes: Espinosa’s golden sombrero against the Dodgers on Monday was his second in the past […]

Golden Sombrero: Brian McCann

Bottom 1: Brian McCann struck out swinging against Nate Eovaldi Bottom 4: walked against Eovaldi Bottom 6: struck out swinging against Eovaldi Bottom 8: struck out swinging against Kenley Jansen Bottom 10: struck out swinging against Javy Guerra Final Line: 0-for-4, BB, 4 K Notes: The Braves’ All-Star catcher recorded his first golden sombrero of […]

Golden Sombrero: Jim Thome (again)

Top 1: Jim Thome struck out swinging against Luke Hochevar Top 4: called out on strikes against Hochevar Top 6: called out on strikes against Hochevar Top 9: struck out swinging against Greg Holland Final Line: 0-for-4, 4 K Notes: With his golden sombrero on Saturday, Thome became the second player this season to accomplish […]

Golden Sombrero: Lance Berkman

Top 1: Lance Berkman struck out swinging against Yovani Gallardo Top 3: called out on strikes against Gallardo Top 5: struck out swinging against Cameron Loe Top 7: struck out swinging against Loe Final Line: 0-for-4, 4 K Notes: Tough game for the Big Puma.  Hitting fifth for the Cardinals last Thursday, he basically had […]

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 […]

Golden Sombrero: Danny Espinosa

Top 1: Danny Espinosa hit RBI single to center against Johnny Cueto Top 3: Espinosa struck out swinging against Cueto Top 5: Espinosa called out on strikes against Cueto Top 8: Espinosa drew a walk against Aroldis Chapman Top 9: Espinosa struck out swinging against Nick Masset Top 11: Espinosa struck out on a foul […]

2011’s 100th Golden Sombrero: Kelly Johnson (again)

Bottom 2: Kelly Johnson struck out swinging against David Price Bottom 4: Johnson called out strikes against Price Bottom 7: Johnson called out on strikes against Price Bottom 9: Johnson struck out swinging against Cesar Ramos Final Line: 0-for-4, 4 K Notes: Johnson’s golden sombrero on Sunday was his second of the season, as he […]

Golden Sombrero: Michael Bourn

Top 1: Michael Bourn struck out swinging against Chris Capuano Top 4: Bourn struck out swinging against Capuano Top 7: Bourn struck out swinging against Capuano Top 9: Bourn struck out swinging against Capuano Final Line: 0-for-4, 4 K Notes: On Friday night against the Mets, Bourn struck out to lead off the game and […]

Golden Sombrero: Adam Lind

Bottom 2: Adam Lind grounded out to second against Jeff Francis Bottom 4: Lind called out on strikes against Francis Bottom 6: Lind struck out swinging against Francis Bottom 8: Lind struck out swinging against Greg Holland Bottom 9: Lind struck out swinging against Joakim Soria Final Line: 0-for-5, 4 K Notes: One of three […]

Golden Sombrero: Mike Carp

Top 1: Mike Carp struck out swinging against Josh Tomlin Top 3: Carp singled to center against Tomlin Top 5: Carp struck out swinging against Tomlin Top 6: Carp called out on strikes against Joe Smith Top 7: Carp struck out swinging against Rafael Perez Top 9: Carp grounded out to first against Vinnie Pestano […]

Golden Sombrero: Alex Gordon (again)

Top 1: Alex Gordon stuck out swinging against Brandon Morrow Top 2: Gordon struck out swinging against Morrow Top 4: Gordon struck out swinging against Morrow Top 6: Gordon singled to left against Will Ledezma Top 8: Gordon called out on strikes against Joel Carreno Final Line: 1-for-5, 4 K Notes: Gordon’s golden sombrero on […]

Golden Sombrero: Rick Ankiel

Bottom 1: Rick Ankiel called out on strikes against Kyle Kendrick Bottom 3: Ankiel called out on strikes against Kendrick Bottom 5: Ankiel flied out to center against Kendrick Bottom 8: Ankiel struck out swinging against Antonio Bastardo Bottom 9: Ankiel struck out swinging against Ryan Madson Final Line: 0-for-5, 4 K, 5 LOB Notes: […]

Golden Sombrero: Lyle Overbay

Top 2: Lyle Overbay struck out swinging against Derek Lowe Top 4: Overbay struck out swinging against Lowe Top 6: Overbay struck out swinging against Arodys Vizcaino Top 8: Overbay struck out swinging against Jonny Venters Final Line: 0-for-4, 4 K Notes: Overbay’s golden sombrero against the Braves on Friday was just another day for […]

Golden Sombrero: Tyler Flowers

Bottom 1: Tyler Flowers struck out swinging against Matt Harrison Bottom 4: Flowers struck out swinging against Harrison Bottom 6: Flowers called out on strikes against Yoshinori Tateyama Bottom 9: Flowers struck out swinging against Neftali Feliz Final Line: 0-for-4, 4 K Notes: With A.J. Pierzysnki on the DL for the first time in his […]

Golden Sombrero: Rene Tosoni (again)

Bottom 2: Rene Tosoni struck out swinging against C.C. Sabathia Bottom 4: Tosoni struck out on a foul tip against Sabathia Bottom 6: Tosoni struck out swinging against Sabathia Bottom 8: Tosoni struck out swinging against David Robertson Final Line: 0-for-4, 4 K Notes: Tosoni’s golden sombrero on Thursday was his second of the season.  […]

Golden Sombrero: Travis Hafner

Top 2: Travis Hafner called out on strikes against Gavin Floyd Top 4: Hafner grounded into double play against Floyd Top 6: Hafner hit an RBI-single to center against Floyd Top 8: Hafner homered to right against Chris Sale Top 9: Hafner struck out swinging against Sergio Santos Top 12: Hafner struck out swinging against […]

Golden Sombrero: Starlin Castro

Top 1: Starlin Castro struck out swinging against Brandon Beachy Top 3: Castro grounded out to third against Beachy Top 5: Castro struck out swinging against Beachy Top 6: Castro struck out swinging against Arodys Vizcaino Top 9: Castro struck out swinging against Craig Kimbrel Final Line: 0-for-5, 4 K Notes: Out of all of […]

Golden Sombrero: Paul Goldschmidt

Bottom 2: Paul Goldschmidt struck out swinging against Mike Pelfrey Bottom 4: Goldschmidt struck out swinging against Pelfrey Bottom 6: Goldschmidt struck out swinging against Pedro Beato Bottom 8: Goldschmidt called out on strikes against Bobby Parnell Final Line: 0-for-4, 4 K Notes: For a power hitter like Goldschmidt, especially a rookie power hitter, golden […]

Golden Sombrero: Kosuke Fukudome

Bottom 1: Kosuke Fukudome grounded out to short against Doug Fister Bottom 4: Fukudome struck out swinging against Duane Below Bottom 7: Fukudome struck out swinging against Daniel Schlereth Bottom 10: Fukudome called out on strikes against Phil Coke Bottom 12: Fukudome struck out swinging against Joaquin Benoit Bottom 14: Fukudome hit by pitch by […]

Golden Sombrero: Nelson Cruz

Bottom 1: Nelson Cruz struck out swinging against Ubaldo Jimenez Bottom 3: Cruz called out on strikes against Jimenez Bottom 5: Cruz struck out swinging against Jimenez Bottom 7: Cruz flied out to center against Joe Smith Bottom 9: Cruz called out on strikes against Chris Perez Final Line: 0-for-5, 4 K Notes: Cruz collected […]

Golden Sombrero: Cody Ross

Bottom 2: Cody Ross struck out swinging against Cliff Lee Bottom 4: Ross struck out swinging against Lee Bottom 7: Ross struck out swinging against Lee Bottom 9: Ross called out on strikes against Lee Final Line: 0-for-4, 4 K, 3 LOB Notes: On Thursday night Ross fanned against CLee in all four at-bat and […]

Golden Sombrero: Carlos Santana

Top 2: Carlos Santana struck out on a foul tip against Tim Wakefield Top 4: Santana struck out swinging against Wakefield Top 6: Santana struck out swinging against Wakefield Top 8: Santana struck out swinging against Randy Williams Final Line: 0-for-4, 4 K Notes: To say that Santana struggled against Wakefield’s knuckie would be a […]

Golden Sombrero: J.P. Arencibia (again)

Top 3: J.P. Arencibia struck out swinging against David Price Top 5: Arencibia struck out swinging against Price Top 7: Arencibia struck out swinging against Juan Cruz Top 9: Arencibia struck out swinging against Brandon Gomes Final Line: 0-for-4, 4 K Notes: Arencibia’s golden sombrero against David Price and the Rays on Tuesday night was […]

Golden Sombrero: Michael McKendry

Top 2: Michael McKenry struck out swinging against Cliff Lee Top 4: McKenry struck out swinging against Lee Top 7: McKenry called out on strikes against Lee Top 9: McKenry struck out swinging against Ryan Madson Final Line: 0-for-4, 4 K Notes: Thanks to a decent month of July, McKenry has hit his way into […]

Golden Sombrero: J.J. Hardy

Top 1: J.J. Hardy struck out swinging against Ricky Romero Top 3: Hardy called out on strikes against Romero Top 5: Hardy struck out swinging against Romero Top 8: Hardy struck out swinging against Romero Final Line: 0-for-4, 4 K Notes: Hardy’s golden sombrero came a night after hitting a pair of home runs.  He […]

Golden Sombrero: Julio Lugo

Bottom 2: Julio Lugo struck out swinging against Paul Maholm Bottom 4: Lugo struck out swinging against Maholm Bottom 6: Lugo called out on strikes against Maholm Bottom 9: Lugo called out on strikes against Jose Veras Final Line: 0-for-4, 4 K, 5 LOB Notes: Yeah, I don’t really care about this one either. Total […]

Golden Sombrero: Travis Snider (again)

Bottom 1: Travis Snider struck out swinging against Alfredo Simon Bottom 3: Snider struck out swinging against Simon Bottom 5: Snider struck out swinging against Simon Bottom 7: Snider struck out swinging against Troy Patton Final Line: 0-for-4, 4 K, 5 LOB Notes: Snider’s golden sombrero on Wednesday was his second of the season, both […]

Golden Sombrero: Miguel Olivo (again)

Top 2: Miguel Olivo struck out swinging against C.C. Sabathia Top 5: Olivo struck out swinging against Sabathia Top 7: Olivo struck out swinging against Sabathia Top 9: Olivo struck out swinging against Mariano Rivera Final Line: 0-for-4, 4 K Notes: Olivo notched his second sombrero out of the cleanup spot on Tuesday night. Unfortunately, […]

Golden Sombrero: Pedro Alvarez

Top 1: Pedro Alvarez hit an RBI single to right against Tommy Hanson Top 3: Alvarez grounded out against Hanson Top 5: Alvarez struck out swinging against Hanson Top 8: Alvarez struck out swinging against Jonny Venters Top 10: Alvarez called out on strikes against George Sherill Top 13: Alvarez out on sacrifice bunt against […]

Golden Sombrero: Jay Bruce (again)

Bottom 2: Jay Bruce struck out swinging against Jon Niese Bottom 4: Bruce struck out swinging against Niese Bottom 5: Bruce grounded out to first against Niese Bottom 7: Bruce struck out swinging against Ryota Igarashi Bottom 9: Bruce struck out swinging against Tim Byrdak Final Line: 0-for-5, 4 K Notes: Bruce’s golden sombrero against […]

Golden Sombrero: Carl Crawford

Bottom 2: Carl Crawford grounded into force out against Kyle Davies Bottom 4: Crawford struck out swinging against Davies Bottom 7: Crawford grounded out to second against Tim Collins Bottom 9: Crawford struck out swinging against Aaron Crow Bottom 11: Crawford stuck out swinging against Greg Holland Bottom 14: Crawford struck out swinging against Joakim […]

Golden Sombrero: Matt Downs

Top 2: Matt Downs struck out swinging against Matt Garza Top 4: Downs struck out swinging against Garza Top 6: Downs struck out swinging against Garza Top 8: Downs struck out swinging against Jeff Samardzija Final Line: 0-for-4, 4 K Notes: Downs, who made the most of increased playing time in June, is now three […]

Golden Sombrero: Evan Longoria

Top 1: Evan Longoria called out on strikes against Felipe Paulino Top 3: Longoria singled to left against Paulino Top 5: Longoria stuck out swinging against Paulino Top 6: Longoria called out on strikes against Blake Wood Top 8: Longoria struck out swinging against Louis Coleman Final Line: 1-for-5, RBI, 4 K, 7 LOB Notes: […]

Golden Sombrero: Matt Joyce

Bottom 1: Matt Joyce struck out swinging against Freddy Garcia Bottom 4: Joyce struck out swinging against Garcia Bottom 6: Joyce struck out swinging against Garcia Bottom 8: Joyce called out on strikes against David Robertson Final Line: 0-for-4, 4 K Notes: It was a tough night for the (first-half) All-Star Joyce, who fanned in […]

Golden Sombrero: Travis Snider

Bottom 2: Travis Snider called out on strikes against Michael Pineda Bottom 4: Snider struck out on a foul tip against Pineda Bottom 6: Snider grounded out to second against Pineda Bottom 8: Snider struck out swinging against Jeff Gray Bottom 10: Snider struck out swinging against David Pauley Bottom 13: Snider flew out to […]

Golden Sombrero: Chase d’Arnaud

Top 1: Chase d’Arnaud struck out swinging against Wandy Rodriguez Top 3: d’Arnaud called out on strikes against W. Rodriguez Top 4: d’Arnaud struck out swinging against W. Rodriguez Top 6: d’Arnaud struck out swinging against Fernando Rodriguez Top 9: d’Arnaud grounded out to shortstop against Mark Melancon Top 11: d’Arnaud grounded out to third […]

Golden Sombrero: Cole Garner

Top 2: Cole Garner struck out swinging against Jordan Zimmerman Top 5: Garner struck out swinging against Zimmerman Top 7: Garner struck out swinging against Ryan Mattheus Top 9: Garner struck out swinging against Drew Storen Final Line: 0-for-4, 4 K Notes: I’ll be honest: I had no idea who Cole Garner was prior to […]

Golden Sombrero: Jim Thome

Top 2: Jim Thome struck out swinging against Mark Buehrle Top 4: Thome called out on strikes against Buehrle Top 6: Thome struck out swinging against Buehrle Top 9: Thome struck out swinging against Jesse Crain Final Line: 0-for-4, 4 K Notes: The novelty of a Jim Thome golden sombrero faded a long time ago, […]

Golden Sombrero: Colby Rasmus

Bottom 2: Colby Rasmus struck out on a foul tip against Bronson Arroyo Bottom 5: Rasums struck out swinging against Arroyo Bottom 7: Rasmus singled to center against Arroyo Bottom 8: Rasmus struck out swinging against Nick Masset Bottom 10: Rasmus struck out swinging against Sam LeClure Final Line: 1-for-5, R, 4 K Notes: Once […]

Golden Sombrero: Stephen Drew

Top 1: Stephen Drew struck out swinging against Yovani Gallardo Top 3: Drew called out on strikes against Gallardo Top 6: Drew struck out swinging against Gallardo Top 9: Drew struck out swinging against John Axford Final Line: 0-for-4, 4 K Notes: Gallardo shut down the free-swinging Diamondbacks’ offense on Wednesday night.  More so, he […]

Golden Sombrero: Drew Stubbs (again)

Top 1: Drew Stubbs struck out swinging against Jamie Garcia Top 3: Stubbs struck out swinging against Garcia Top 5: Stubbs walked against Garcia Top 7: Stubbs called out on strikes against Lance Lynn Top 9: Stubbs struck out swinging against Mitchell Boggs Final Line: 0-for-4, BB, 4 K, 6 LOB Notes: Stubbs’ golden sombrero […]

Golden Sombrero: Brent Lillibridge

Bottom 2: Brent Lillibridge struck out swinging against Felipe Paulino Bottom 3: Lillibridge struck out swinging against Paulino Bottom 5: Lillibridge struck out swinging against Paulino Bottom 7: Lillibridge struck out swinging against Louis Coleman Final Line: 0-for-4, 4 K, 7 LOB Notes: Lillibridge looked absolutely clueless at the plate on Tuesday night against the […]

Golden Sombrero: Alex Gordon (again)

Top 1: Alex Gordon struck out swinging against Jake Peavy Top 3: Gordon struck out swinging against Peavy Top 5: Gordon flew out to left against Peavy Top 7: Gordon struck out swinging against Will Ohman Top 9: Gordon struck out swinging against Chris Sale Final Line: 0-for-5, 4 K Notes: Gordon’s golden sombrero against […]

Golden Sombrero: Jordan Schafer

Bottom 1: Jordan Schafer called out strikes against Ubaldo Jimenez Bottom 3: Schafer struck out swinging against Jimenez Bottom 5: Schafer struck out swinging against Jimenez Bottom 7: Schafer struck out swinging against Rafael Betancourt Final Line: 0-for-4, 4 K Notes: And once again another sombrero from a leadoff hitter. This is getting ridiculous.  Also, […]

Golden Sombrero: J.P. Arencibia

Bottom 2: J.P. Arencibia struck out swinging against Cliff Lee Bottom 5: Arencibia struck out swinging Cliff Lee Bottom 6: Arencibia called out on strikes against Cliff Lee Bottom 8: Arencibia struck out swinging against Michael Stutes Final Line: 0-for-4, 4 K Notes: This biggest question surrounding Arencibia headed into 2011 was whether he could […]

Golden Sombrero: Juan Nicasio

Bottom 2: Juan Nicasio struck out swinging against Danny Duffy Bottom 4: Nicasio struck out swinging against Duffy Bottom 6: Nicasio struck out on a foul tip against Nathan Adcock Bottom 7: Nicasio struck out swinging against Adcock Final Line: 0-for-4, 4 K Notes: Nicasio’s golden sombrero on Friday night was the third by a […]

Golden Sombrero: Dan Uggla

Bottom 2: Dan Uggla struck out swinging against Jeremy Guthrie Bottom 5: Uggla struck out swinging Guthrie Bottom 7: Uggla struck out swinging against Guthrie Bottom 8: Uggla called out strikes against Brad Berken Final Line: 0-for-4, 4 K Notes: DUggla’s sombrero against the Orioles on Friday night highlights what is arguably the most disappointing […]

Golden Sombrero: Josh Hamilton

Bottom 1: Josh Hamilton struck out swinging against Jon Niese Bottom 4: Hamilton struck out swinging against Niese Bottom 5: Hamilton struck out swinging against Niese Bottom 7: Hamilton struck out on a foul tip against Bobby Parnell Final Line: 0-for-4, 4 K Notes: I can’t help but consider that Hamilton mixed in this sombrero […]

Golden Sombrero: Andres Torres

Top 1: Andres Torres lined out to first against Carlos Zambrano Top 3: Torres struck out on a foul tip against Marcos Mateo Top 5: Torres struck out swinging against Mateo Top 8: Torres struck out swinging against Sean Marshall Top 11: Torres flew out to center against Carlos Marmol Top 13: Torres struck out […]

Golden Sombrero: Jeff Francoeur (again)

Top 2: Jeff Francouer struck out swinging against Tim Stauffer Top 4: Francoeur struck out swinging against Stauffer Top 6: Francouer called out on strikes against Stauffer Top 8: Francoeur struck out swinging against Chad Qualls Final Line: 0-for-4, 4 K Notes: Frenchy’s sombrero on Wednesday was his second of the season, as he accounted […]

Golden Sombrero: Jay Bruce

Top 2: Jay Bruce called out on strikes against James Shields Top 4: Bruce struck out swinging against Shields Top 6: Bruce called out on strikes against Shields Top 8: Bruce struck out swinging against J.P. Howell Final Line: 0-for-4, 4 K Notes: Oh Jay Bruce, when will you show some consistency? As a Bruce […]

Golden Sombrero: Shelly Duncan

Top 2: Shelly Duncan struck out swinging against Madison Bumgarner Top 4: Duncan struck out swinging against Bumgarner Top 7: Duncan struck out swinging against Bumgarner Top 9: Duncan struck out swinging against Jeremy Affeldt Final Line: 0-for-4, 4 K Notes: I guess he’s the Tribe’s best option in RF with Choo out. I guess. […]

Golden Sombrero: Austin Jackson

Bottom 1: Austin Jackson called out on strikes against Joe Saunders Bottom 3: Jackson walked against Saunders Bottom 5: Jackson struck out swinging against Saunders Bottom 8: Jackson struck out swinging against Aaron Heilman Bottom 8: Jackson struck out swinging against Bryan Shaw Final Line: 0-for-4, BB, 4 K Notes: Even though the Diamondbacks out-hit […]

Golden Sombrero: Adam Dunn (No. 3)

Bottom 1: Adam Dunn called out on strikes against Livan Hernandez Bottom 3: Dunn struck out swinging against Hernandez Bottom 5: Dunn struck out swinging against Hernandez Bottom 8: Dunn struck out swinging against Sean Burnett Final Line: 0-for-4, 4 K Notes: Dunn’s golden sombrero last Sunday was his third of the season, and accurately […]

Golden Sombrero: Mike Stanton

Bottom 2: Mike Stanton struck out swinging against Felix Hernandez Bottom 4: Stanton struck out swinging against Hernandez Bottom 6: Stanton struck out swinging against Hernandez Bottom 9: Stanton struck out swinging against Brandon League Final Line: 0-for-4, 4 K Notes: This is just what tends to happen when you swing as hard as Mike […]

Golden Sombrero: James Shields

Top 3: James Shields struck out swinging against Wandy Rodriguez Top 5: Shields struck out swinging against Wandy Rodriguez Top 7: Shields struck out swinging against Fernando Rodriguez Top 9: Shields called out on strikes against Aneury Rodriguez Final Line: 0-for-4, 4 K Notes: Shields’ sombrero was the second by a pitcher this season, and […]

Golden Sombrero: Jayson Werth (again)

Top 1: Jayson Werth struck out swinging against Edwin Jackson Top 3: Werth called out on strikes against Jackson Top 5: Werth reaches on a fielder’s choice against Jackson Top 7: Werth popped out to second against Jackson Top 9: Werth doubled to center against Brian Bruney Top 11: Werth struck out swinging against Jesse […]

Golden Sombrero: Grady Sizemore (No. 3)

Bottom 1: Grady Sizemore struck out swinging against Jeff Karstens Bottom 2: Sizemore struck out swinging against Karstens Bottom 5: Sizemore struck out swinging against Karstens Bottom 7: Sizemore grounded out to short against Karstens Bottom 10: Sizemore struck out swinging against Tony Watson Final Line: 0-for-5, 4 K Notes: I somehow overlooked this one […]

Golden Sombrero: Hideki Matsui

Top 2: Hideki Matusi walked by R.A. Dickey Top 4: Matsui called out on strikes against Dickey Top 7: Matsui struck out swinging against Dickey Top 9: Matsui called out on strikes against Francisco Rodriguez Top 11: Matsui walked by Tim Byrdak Top 13: Matsui struck out swinging against Bobby Parnell Final Line: 0-for-4, 2 […]

Golden Sombrero: Nick Hundley

Top 2: Nick Hundley struck out on a foul tip against Brian Duensing Top 5: Hundley struck out a foul tip against Duensing Top 6: Hundley struck out swinging against Duensing Top 8: Hundley struck out swinging against Glen Perkins Final Line: 0-for-4, 4 K Notes: Apparently weak-throwing left-handers are Hundley’s kryptonite. Since being activated […]

Golden Sombrero: Jeff Francoeur

Top 1: Jeff Francoeur struck out swinging against Gio Gonzalez Top 3: Francoeur struck out swinging against Gonzalez Top 5: Francoeur doubled to left against Gonzalez Top 7: Francoeur struck out swinging against Joey Devine Top 9: Francoeur struck out swinging against Grant Balfour Final Line: 1-for-5, 2B, RBI, 4 K Notes: Oh Frenchy, why […]

Golden Sombrero: Xavier Nady

Bottom 2: Xavier Nady called out on strikes against Madison Bumgarner Bottom 4: Nady struck out swinging against Bumgarner Bottom 6: Nady struck out swinging against Bumgarner Bottom 9: Nady struck out swinging against Brian Wilson Final Line: 0-for-4, 4 K Notes: Nady’s golden sombrero on Wednesday raised his season strikeout total to 32, which […]

Golden Sombrero: Grady Sizemore (again)

Top 1: Grady Sizemore called out on strikes against Justin Verlander Top 3: Sizemore struck out swinging against Verlander Top 6: Sizemore called out on strikes against Verlander Top 9: Sizemore struck out swinging against Verlander Final Line: 0-4, 4 K Notes: Not too much to point out here beyond the obvious domination by Verlander, […]

Golden Sombrero: Freddie Freeman

Top 1: Freddie Freeman struck out swinging against Brett Myers Top 3: Freeman stuck out swinging against Myers Top 6: Freeman struck out on a foul tip against Myers Top 9: Freeman struck out swinging against Fernando Rodriguez Final Line: 0-4, 4 K Notes: There’s no better way to bring a hot streak to a […]

Golden Sombrero: Kelly Johnson

Top 1: Kelly Johnson struck out swinging against Javier Vazquez Top 3: Johnson called out on strikes against Vazquez Top 4: Johnson hit a three-run double to center against Vazquez Top 6: Johnson struck out swinging against Brian Sanches Top 8: Johnson struck out swinging against Edward Mujica Final Line: 1-for-5, 2B, 3 RBI, 4 […]

Golden Sombrero: Miguel Olivo

Top 1: Miguel Olivo struck out swinging against Justin Verlander Top 4: Olivo struck out swinging against Verlander Top 6: Olivo struck out swinging against Verlander Top 9: Olivo struck out swinging against Jose Valverde Final Line: 0-for-4, 4 K Notes: Hitting in the four-hole on for the Mariners on Thursday night, Olivo stuck out […]

Golden Sombrero: J.D. Drew

Bottom 2: J.D. Drew grounded out to second base against Trevor Cahill Bottom 5: Drew singled to right against Cahill Bottom 7: Drew struck out swinging against Cahill Bottom 9: Drew struck out swinging against Brian Fuentes Bottom 11: Drew struck out swinging against Andrew Bailey Bottom 13: Drew called out on strikes against Michael […]

Golden Sombrero: Carlos Gonzalez

Top 1: Carlos Gonzalez struck out on a foul tip against Ryan Vogelsong Top 4: Gonzalez called out on strikes against Vogelsong Top 6: Gonzalez struck out swinging against Vogelsong Top 9: Gonzalez struck out swinging against Brian Wilson Final Line: 0-for-4, 4 K Notes: CarGo struck out swinging in each of his four at-bats […]

Golden Sombrero: Landon Powell

Top 2: Landon Powell struck out swinging on a foul tip against Josh Beckett Top 5: Powell lined out to center against Beckett Top 7: Powell singled to right field against Matt Albers Top 9: Powell struck out swinging against Jonathan Papelbon Top 10: Powell called out on strikes against Bobby Jenks Top 12: Powell […]

Golden Sombrero: Jonathan Lucroy

Bottom 2: Jonathan Lucroy struck out swinging against Matt Cain Bottom 4: Lucroy struck out swinging against Cain Bottom 6: Lucroy struck out swinging against Cain Bottom 7: Lucroy struck out swinging against Jeremy Affeldt Final Line: 0-for-4, 4 K Notes: It just wasn’t Lucroy’s day on Sunday.  The Brewers’ backstop was the only starter […]

Golden Sombrero: Grady Sizemore

Top 2: Grady Sizemore struck out swinging against Jeremy Hellickson Top 4: Sizemore struck out swinging against Hellickson Top 7: Sizemore struck out swinging against Hellickson Top 9: Sizemore called out on strikes against Cesar Ramos Final Line: 0-for-4, 4 K Notes: Still looking to find his groove since retuning from the DL, Sizemore struggled […]

Golden Sombrero: Paul Maholm

Top 3: Paul Maholm struck out swinging against Randy Wells Top 4: Maholm struck out swinging against Wells Top 6: Maholm struck out swinging against James Russell Top 8: Maholm called out on strikes against Scott Maine Final Line: 0-for-4, 4 K Notes: Who cares? Dude fired a three-hit shutout against the Cubs. Total 2011 […]

Golden Sombrero: Drew Stubbs


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