Monday, April 23, 2012
Birthdays: Andruw Jones
It's hard to believe that the 19 year old kid who homered in his second major league game and then went on to homer in his first two World Series at-bats turns 35 today. Starting in left field tonight against the Rangers, Jones went 0-4 in the Yankees win.
How has 'druw done on April 23rd? In 15 games on this date, he has gone 13-52 (.250, which is only 6 points under his career average), with 9 runs, 1 2B, 4 HR, 11 RBI, 6 BB. Hist best birthday game came two years ago as a member of the White Sox, when he went 2-4 with two solo home runs against Seattle. The homers were bookends: his first coming in the first to give the ChiSox a 1-0 lead, and his second came in the ninth to give the Southsiders a 7-6 victory.