2017 Wild Card Wrap-Up


It is no secret that we here at Sam Bat love the long ball! We have been very fortunate to have our bats in the hands of players when they set some amazing Home Run records. Most Home Runs in a season (73), and most career Home Runs (762), among others. It is no surprise that we here at Sam Bat loved the Wild Card Games. 9 Home runs in two games was electric to watch! However, it was not just the long ball that did damage.

The four starters only recorded 22 outs while giving up 15 runs, not the pitchers duels that you would expect from the Wild Card Team’s Aces. Although relievers had to pick up the weight of the innings, extra base hits were rampant throughout these games. 6 doubles and 4 triples sparked big innings, including D-backs Reliever Archie Bradley’s 2 run Triple extending the D-Backs lead to 8-5. Bradley is a career .098 hitter with ZERO extra base hits.

With the D-backs and Yankees Offense posting such strong numbers it will be up to their pitchers to step up to the task to support their teams as both Cleveland and LA post very strong pitching staffs. Now it’s on the ALDS and NLCS for these teams. This is the October and Magic is in the air so anything is possible!

Remember to follow us on @sambatcorp on Twitter for live tweeting throughout the playoffs! We will also have our Staff on Sambat.com to chat with you to answer any questions on our products, so we can help you get the right bat to SET YOUR OWN RECORDS!


-Kristopher Lull

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