Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen poses for a 2011 SI portrait. McCutchen drove in all three runs of Pittsburgh’s 3-2 win over Kansas City on Sunday, the team’s fourth straight victory. The Pirates are now tied for first place in the NL Central, the first time they’ve occupied the top spot this season. (Al Tielemans/SI)
Tonight’s Pirates victory over the Reds was my 44th baseball game I’ve attended and number 45 will be this Sunday as the Tigers take on the Reds.
I find it funny that it’s not always the superstars that shine, but it’s the guys like light hitting shortstop Clint Barmes that have big days. Here are the top eight best performers in batting average (minimum 10 at bats) in games that I’ve attended.
1. Laynce Nix (7-12: .583 avg, HR)
2. Johnny Damon (11-19: .579, HR, 2RBI, 4 Runs)
3. Chris Dickerson (6-12: .500, First Career Home Run)
4. Dexter Fowler (5-10: .500, 2 RBI, 4 Runs, 2 SB)
5. Brennan Boesch (7-15: .467, HR,3RBI, 7 Runs)
6. Clint Barmes (9-20: .450, 4 doubles, 9RBI)
7. Zack Cozart (10-23: .435, HR, 2RBI,5 Runs)
8. Magglio Ordonez (17-40: .425, 5HR, 9RBI)
It’s been a while since I’ve watched this gem from Richard Attenborough and winner of 8 Academy Awards including best picture. At 191 minutes this is the second longest movie I’ve watched. Also it’s a little weird to me that Ben Kingsley can pass as a convincing Gandhi. 239 movies left.
Double Indemnity #56
What happens when the Absent Minded Professor/Flubber creator/Shaggy Dog becomes mixed up with a pretty dame? Murder…and insurance fraud. So it’s up to Little Caesar to get to the bottom of it. There will be double crossing and a voiceover. Translation:this movie is fantastic. 242 left