Dejan got this quote from Ryan Church On PNC Park: “I love it. I really do. And I like that short porch in right, but I also like how it works for me as a gap-to-gap guy. I get doubles, and I’d like to put a few into that left-center gap there and run. Defensively, I’m looking forward to playing with Jones, McCutchen and Milledge. I take a lot of pride in my defense, and I’ll learn all I can from those guys about how the outfield there plays.”
We were staring at the game by game breakdowns on Church this year and my jaw dropped. I didn’t realize his 2009 broke down like this:
April 6-12: Six doubles, no triples, no HR
April 13-May 19: No doubles, no triples, one HR
May 20-June 24: Eight doubles, no triples, one HR
June 25-August 6: Two doubles, no triples, one HR
August 7-Sept 3: Twelve doubles, no triples, one HR
Sept 4-Oct 1: No doubles, triples, or HR. Zip. Zero. None.
Read this post on Church by Mets Geek, which is a great breakdown they did last March.