Update on Matt McBride

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  • #14677

    TMH
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    RichH
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    Gosh,he has been snakebit. Hope he can get a full season in.

    #14696

    TMH
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    Looks like Matt is back on the ball field and doing well. Expected back with the Skysox after the AS break

    http://www.mcall.com/sports/mc-matt-mcbride-return-injury-0708-20140708,0,1432561.story

    #14967

    TMH
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    I think Matt has a really good chance for a September callup. He is hitting about .375 in August and has brought his average up over.300 for the season which is the highest for anyone over 23 games. Included in his August hitting is 2 homers and 2 doubles.

    http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?pos=&sid=t551&t=p_pbp&pid=473724

    #15084

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    Per The Morning Call

    Matt McBride
    McBride is hitting .327 in 31 games since recovering from a broken foot. The Liberty High School grad had seven doubles, a triple, four home runs and 21 runs batted in during that span.
    The 6-foot-2, 215-pound outfielder-first baseman is batting .331 in 50 games, which includes a four-game rehab stint with rookie league Grand Junction after suffering a stress fracture in his right foot in an April 18 game.
    The Lehigh University product has a nine-game hitting streak for Triple-A Colorado Springs, including a season-high four hits Aug. 7 against Omaha.
    McBride, a second-round pick of the Cleveland Indians in 2006, had a nine-game hitting streak in late July when he was named Pacific Coast League player of the week

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    RichH
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    Rockies purchased his contract and called him up.

    #15127

    TMH
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    I believe that this is the first time that any Patriot League school (for all 3 sports) has had a representative on the MLB, NFL and NBA roster at the same time.

    #15129
    sundayamqb
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    Off target a little, but Chicago Cubs called up an old LU nemesis on the gridiron: Matt Szczur, a Villanova football offensive juggernaut.

    #15130
    RichH
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    Think so. Dont forget MLL,we have 2 active and I think 7 more on inactive collegiate list. Only prior MLB that I remembetfor LU was a pretty good relief pitcher for the Angels,whose name I just cant recall.

    #15131
    RichH
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    Matt hits Grand Slam in 1st game as a Rockie. Wow!!

    #15133

    TMH
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    This is Matt’s 2nd time up with the Rockies and his second game during this stint but that grand slam should get him some playing time for the rest of the season.
    The pitcher you were talking about may have been my class mate Paul Hartzell ’75. Craig Anderson was another notable. There have been a total of of 18 Engineers/Mountainhawks who played in the majors.

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/schools/index.cgi?key_school=2859544c

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    RichH
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    Yes!! I recalled Paul could not remember his last name.. 18, I’m pleasantly surprised. Forgot Matt was up once before. Hope this earns him a real shot.

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    sundayamqb
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    Hartzell was one of four men the Angels traded to the Twins for Hall-of-Famer Rod Carew … you may have heard of two of the other three: Brad Havens and Ken Landreaux

    #15136
    RichH
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    Remember the article SI did on him. Lehigh in SI ,boy I was so proud .

    #15140
    sundayamqb
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    Per TMH’s find, looks like last Lehigh MLB homer before Matt’s two in his first callup in 2012 came in 1926.

    Trot out the historians to determine if he was the first Engineer to ever hit a grand slam. Lehigh now has a whopping 21 HRs in its history, three in the last 84 years — all by McBride.

    BTW: Here’s a good clip about “the pride of Lehigh” hitting the grannie (look atthe smile on his face when he enters the dugout):

    Matt McBride’s grand slam lifts Rockies to victory (Video)

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