Valdespin Drives In Five Tonight, Batting .474 Since Demotion

An article by posted on July 22, 2013

ruben-tejadaWith Omar Quintanilla quickly sliding to his career norms, in other words Omar being Omar, perhaps it’s time to reconsider giving Ruben Tejada a pardon and allowing the 22-year old another shot at redemption.

Quintanilla is now batting .143 (5-for-35) in his last ten games with 11 strikeouts. Overall, his average has dropped to .31 for the season, a shade above his career mark.

Meanwhile, back on the ranch, Tejada took his demotion to Las Vegas in stride, unlike Ike Davis¬†before him, and he actually had another solid night for the 51s going 3-for-5 with a pair of runs scored and two RBIs. He’s now batting .314 in 70 at-bats with 11 runs scored and a .349 on-base.

It’s certainly something to think about, and lets face it, we do need to resolve who will be the Opening Day shortstop in 2014… Right?

By the way, our old friend Jordany Valdespin has hit the ground running in Vegas as well. He put on a heck of a show in the desert where he exploded with a five-RBI night going 4-for-6 with home run and two runs scored. Valdespin is batting .474 in 19 at-bats with nine RBI. Of course he is… :-)

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