1) Brett Eibner Is Still Crazy Hot At The Plate
I nearly wrote that “Brett Eibner is still crazy hot”, but I didn’t want to sound like a middle-school girl. Eibner came into the game with six hits in his first four games, including a walkoff hit for a win in his second start. Despite just returning from the 15-day disabled list, he picked up right where he left off two weeks ago by hitting his first career home run on Thursday.
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While the blast proved insignificant, at the time it gave the KC Royals a 4-3 fifth inning lead, and looked like it might prove to be the game-winning RBI with the KC pen taking over from starter Danny Duffy in the sixth.
It’s not Eibner’s fault that Luke Hochevar got rocked.
The game does not appear at all too big for the 27-year-old rookie. In fact, he seems barely fazed by major league pitching. Brett Eibner sports a ludicrous .471/.500/.824 triple slash that is sure to come down as he continues to play. However, his strong start can’t help but boost his confidence.
Thursday night, Eibner went 2 for 4, with an RBI single to go with his home run. He’s producing in clutch situations and can play all three outfield positions. He’s been a huge boost for a KC Royals team that needed some thump in the lineup.