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  • Originally posted by Seattle1 View Post
    Ichiro is featured on the front cover of The Becketts June issue.



    :hissyfit:

    Oops double post. Something must have happened.

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    • I think the link is broken, lemme try this one:

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      • M's lose last night, but Ichiro adds 2 more hits to reach 49 on the season in 37 games (good for 3rd most in the AL).

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        • A .292 batting average and 57 hits thus far this season are far below average stats for Ichiro, but he did reach the 2,300 hit milestone tonight. With 2301 hits in just 1635 games, he's averaging nearly 1.5 hits per game or 3 hits for every 2 games played. Who else can you say that about?

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          • Originally posted by philliesfiend55 View Post
            A .292 batting average and 57 hits thus far this season are far below average stats for Ichiro, but he did reach the 2,300 hit milestone tonight. With 2301 hits in just 1635 games, he's averaging nearly 1.5 hits per game or 3 hits for every 2 games played. Who else can you say that about?
            Yeah, he has slipped for a few games. But he, like always will get back up, like he was doing tonight. 2-4 with a BB, a run scored (on Jack Cust's 1st HR of the season!) and knocked in a run. There are still too many other things to worry about than Ichiro's hitting. Of anyone in the lineup, he is the least of my worries. Of course, it does show when he is slumping, especially with him at the top of the order, but as we have seen these past few games, even when he isn't on his "A" game, they still can win. And when he is on, all the better.

            I am more worried about Figgins who is only batting .211, not Ichiro who at seasons end will be hitting .300+ with 200+ hits. I mean, just tonight, Figgins grounded out or flew out to end the inning, 3 separate times! Either he picks it up or he gets bumped down in the order, or he goes bye-bye. With his salary, he will definitely be given the chance - clearly we are willing to wait things out a while (eg. Jack Cust). If he could even get to hitting .250, we would be a dramatically better team, it could add half a run/game even. I'm serious about that. This team is really not that far away from the division lead and as many folks have said, maybe just 1 good hitter away from where we need to be (I say let's pony up the money and go after Fielder, and soon!).

            Ichiro will be there in the end, hopefully Figgins can step it up - sooner rather than later. Kennedy needs to be getting some good playing time, Cust is starting to tear it up, capped by his 1st HR of the season. He is still only hitting .230 but he has definitely shown us he still has some life in his bat, it just took a bit to heat up. Smoak is still learning and will have to adjust to how the league is pitching to him now. Peguero is looking real good at the plate, hitting some really good balls. Brendan Ryan is doing okay for the moment. Not the best lineup in the league to be sure, but not the worst and clearly has potential to be better.

            And I am more than happy with our pitchers, both starters and relievers. Even though they gave up a few runs today, overall as of late, they have gotten the job done.

            And hopefully our offense can keep it up. So on nights when our pitching isn't lights out, we can still win ballgames.

            Go M's!

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            • With his 2 hits last night, Ichiro now has 2301 hits in his MLB career; all that in only 1635 games. He is the 2nd fastest to that milestone, with Hall of Famer, Al Simmons being the only one faster, doing so in ly 1627 games!

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              • Ichiro is on pace to have 176 hits this season. If he keeps pace it will be his first season with less than 200 hits in 10 major league seasons.
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                • Originally posted by hudsonharden View Post
                  Ichiro is on pace to have 176 hits this season. If he keeps pace it will be his first season with less than 200 hits in 10 major league seasons.
                  I was wondering about that a few days ago. He'll be 38 this year so he's run of 200 hits might be over...
                  WAR? Prove it!

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                  • Originally posted by philliesfiend55 View Post
                    With 2301 hits in just 1635 games, he's averaging nearly 1.5 hits per game or 3 hits for every 2 games played. Who else can you say that about?
                    Ty Cobb? Seriously, Ichiro is a Hall of Famer if you ask me.
                    WAR? Prove it!

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                    • Well, after probably the biggest slump of his career (he hit .210 in the month of May and only .189 from May 1st to June 9th!!!), he now has 5 consecutive games with 2 hits (with a chance for a 3rd+ tonight). So he has 76 hits on the season (on pace for around 180).

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                      • last 5 games, Ichiro has hit: .476/.500/.715 with 3 double, 1 triple, 5 runs, 1 RBI, 1 BB and 4 Stolen Bases! He now has 28 multi-hit games this season, despite his recent slumping. Hopefully this recent success is something that will continue for a while!

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                        • In other news, Ichiro had his 400th and 401st stolen Bases! So congrats on that as well! He is 3rd in this category among active players, behind: Carl Crawford (417) and Juan Pierre (537). He is also tied for 68th All-Time, with Omar Vizquel!

                          Think about how many SB's he would have right now if he had played his entire career in the MLB. Even is he averaged a meager 35 (something he is on pace to surpass at age 37) from age 20-26 (though he could have started younger than that), he would have well over 600 SB's at this point, putting him in the top 20 All-Time in that category!

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                          • Originally posted by Edgartohof View Post
                            In other news, Ichiro had his 400th and 401st stolen Bases! So congrats on that as well! He is 3rd in this category among active players, behind: Carl Crawford (417) and Juan Pierre (537). He is also tied for 68th All-Time, with Omar Vizquel!

                            Think about how many SB's he would have right now if he had played his entire career in the MLB. Even is he averaged a meager 35 (something he is on pace to surpass at age 37) from age 20-26 (though he could have started younger than that), he would have well over 600 SB's at this point, putting him in the top 20 All-Time in that category!
                            Ichiro becomes the 31st player of the Post-World War Two Era (1946 to present) to reach the 400 Stolen Bases milestone.
                            Also he appears to have shook that early season batting slump. He's had two hits in each of his last five games (10 for 21) to raise his batting average considerably. If he stays hot don't give up on him hitting .300 and getting 200 hits for the eleventh straight season, yet!
                            Last edited by philliesfiend55; 06-16-2011, 02:33 PM.

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                            • Well, Ichiro certainly has turned things around for himself. He now has a 6 game hitting streak, a 6 game multi-hit streak in fact. He has gone 13-25 with 4 doubles, 1 triple, 8 runs and batting: .520/.538/.760/1.298!!!

                              He has raised his BA from .252 (on June 9th) to his current level of .275 in just 6 games. His 79 hits are good for 8th in the league. Oh and Ichiro has only struck out 1 time in the last 6 games as well! His AB/SO so far this season is 13.0 (3rd best in the AL), his highest level since 2001 (13.1) when he lead the league. I guess he is just seeing the ball well and getting good results from it.

                              Last night, Ichiro also scored 3 times, only the 2nd time he has done so this season, the first time since April 19th, nearly 2 months ago.
                              Last edited by Edgartohof; 06-18-2011, 08:52 AM.

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                              • 8-game hitting streak now for Ichiro as he collects 2 more hits last night and scored 1 of the teams 2 runs. He has 16 hits in the past 8 games, going 16-34, hitting: .471/.486/.647!

                                His 82 hits are good enough for 7th in the league at the moment.

                                His 21 hits this month (all while hitting .292 overall in June in 17 games) is just 1 behind what he had in May (22 hits in 26 games)

                                He is currently on pace for 186 hits this season, a marked improvement over what he was at before this current streak. Before this streak, he was on pace for only 169 hits on the season! So just a couple more good weeks at the plate and things should be turned around again!
                                Last edited by Edgartohof; 06-20-2011, 08:21 AM.

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