JEWISH BASEBALL NEWS — Sam Fuld doesn’t strike out much. Through Saturday (4/23/2011) he had whiffed just 6 times, or once in every 18.5 at-bats, second best in the American League.

But Fuld just can’t do anything half way. And on Sunday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays (4/24/2011), he put on a strike-out clinic.

Fuld, whose first full major-league season has been a marvel so far, whiffed 4 times, three of them (thankfully) swinging. Blue Jays starter Ricky Romero struck him out 3 times with a changeup. Relief pitcher Marc Rzepczynski got him with a slider. The 0-for-4 day knocked Fuld from 1st to 10th in the A.L. batting race, at .346.

Fuld wasn’t alone. Although the Rays won the game 2-0, Blue Jays pitchers struck out a total of 12 batters.

And although it wasn’t his finest hour, Fuld still contributed to the Rays’ victory by helping tire out the Blue Jays’ pitchers. Of the 124 pitches they tossed, 21 were spent striking out Fuld.


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