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B.J. Upton had a whale of a series in Baltimore

May 9, 2011, 9:33 AM EDT

B.J. Upton AP

I mentioned this in the recaps, but it’s worth noting again: B.J. Upton owned Camden Yards this weekend.

Yesterday he went 2-for-4 with four RBI overall he was 7-for-14 with four extra-base hits and eight RBI against the O’s.  For his career he’s at .297/.370/.535 in 173 plate appearances in Baltimore. That’s easily the best he’s done in any ballpark in which he’s had over 100 plate appearances (though he has been a bit better in 98 plate appearances in Texas).

Upton has said that he will drop the appeal of his suspension for arguing balls and strikes last week and sit out two of the three games the Rays will play in Cleveland starting tomorrow.  While it may not be nice to have his hot bats cooling in the bat rack at the moment, perhaps Upton is well-aware of the fact that he’s .180/.241/.200 for his career in Progressive Field. Which is easily the worst he’s done anywhere where he’s had as many as 50 plate appearances.

  1. cur68 - May 9, 2011 at 10:48 AM

    Upton is heading for a major power offensive this summer. Before he walked off the Blue Jays last week he nearly hit 2 more homers; they were to the deepest part of the field and took Patterson right to the wall to bring in. I’d say he’s going to get walked a lot this season if he keeps this up, but then he’s no picnic on the basepaths either. The dude can play some ball.

  2. Panda Claus - May 9, 2011 at 11:15 AM

    Not to disagree with you Craig, but pretty much anyone wearing a Rays uni owned Camden Yards this weekend.

    Nice to see Upton appealed his two-game suspension not because he expected to reduce it, but simply because he didn’t want to miss playing in Baltimore. And who can blame him for that.

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