by Mizuno USA on August 15, 2011
The Atlanta Braves, while not likely to catch the Philadelphia Phillies in the National League East, hold the second best record in the National League, and currently lead the NL Wild Card race. Chipper Jones has been swinging a hot bat for the Braves over the past week, going 9-for-19 (.473) with five runs scored, two doubles, a home run, and 4 RBI. Jones also picked up the 1,000th extra base hit of his career on Friday night in a 10-4 win over the Chicago Cubs. Chipper plays with the
by Mizuno USA on August 8, 2011
The Milwaukee Brewers have a three game lead in the National League Central Division through Sunday. Mizuno Brand Ambassador and Starting Pitcher Zack Greinke has been a big reason behind the Brewers recent surge to the top of the Division. Greinke picked up two more wins last week, throwing six solid innings against the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday, and firing seven strong innings at the Houston Astros on Sunday. Greinke allowed just three runs on the week (an incredible 2.08 ERA), while picking up 11 strikeouts.
by Mizuno USA on August 1, 2011
The Kansas City Royals put together a winning record during their recent 7-game grueling road trip against the Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians. A big part of their road success last week was Mizuno Brand Ambassador and KC Designated Hitter Billy Butler. Butler was 13-for-32 on the week (.406) with two doubles, five homeruns, and 12 RBI, as the Royals split a four game series at Fenway, and took two of three from the Tribe.Butler plays with...
by Mizuno USA on July 25, 2011
Oakland A's designated hitter and Mizuno Brand Ambassador Hideki Matsui had a week to remember. Matsui picked up his 500th career home run, combining his professional careers in Japan as well as Major League Baseball. On the week, he was 12-21 (.571) with four runs scored, two doubles, two homeruns, and seven RBI. Matsui belted his 500th career homerun in a win over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday, but his best performance of the week was in a losing effort to his former team, the New York Yankees, on Sunday. Matsui was 5-f...
by Mizuno USA on July 18, 2011
The New York Yankees are once again in a tight American League East Division pennant race. Mizuno Brand Ambassador and Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner is doing his part to ensure that the Pinstripes get back to their usual spot in the postseason. Gardner has been red-hot since returning from the All-Star break, going 10-for-16 (.625), with three doubles, a walk, and three stolen bases during a four-game series with the Blue Jays. The Yankees split the series, and remain just 1.5 games out of first in the division, but have a 5...