Michael “The Condor” Saunders stats for the week of May 28th through June 3rd:
Home Runs: 1
What Went Wrong? The normally reliable Saunders had a rare fielding miscue which led to three unearned runs in the inning and overshadowed an outstanding defensive play earlier in the game. Don’t expect it to happen again.
What Went Right? The Condor came out swinging and didn’t stop, notching two three-hit games and one four-hit game as part of a week that saw him raise his average from .224 to .257. Four of his twelve hits went for extra-bases, including a long home run against the White Sox, and his season OPS now stands at a tidy .751. If Saunders can continue to cut down on strike outs (just two last week) and drive the ball with authority, he should have no problem finding playing time when Franklin Gutierrez returns.