Pierre heating up

He has had multiple hits in each of his pst three games and five times in his past six games. During that stretch, he is hitting .414 (12 for 29). He also leads the majors with 11 sacrifice hits, but some of those were due to charitable scoring on plays when he obviously was bunting for a hit. Last night was one of those occasions. On the other hand, I’m not a big fan of a guy NOT getting sacrifice credit when he bunts, is thrown out at first and advances the runner. You shouldn’t be penalized for not intentionally making an out. … I have been here for almost a week now, and I have been asked for money by approximately 52 different panhandlers during that time (that’s just a guess). Wonder if I could add the money I have given them to my expense report. Oh, wait, never mind. In order to do that, I would have had to actually GIVE them some money, which I am proud to say I haven’t done. Not once. … James Adkins, the Dodgers’ sandwich pick in this year’s draft, made his pro debut for Single-A Great Lakes last night, pitching a scoreless first inning in which he struck out two batters. That’s an unusually high level for a recent draft pick. College draftees usually go to the Pioneer League. First-rounder Chris Withrow also pitched a scoreless inning in the Gulf Coast League and has yet to allow an earned run.

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