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Brooks Conrad is 0-for-23 after being Babe Ruth at Triple-A

Jun 1, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

Brooks Conrad AP

I don’t want to pick on Brooks Conrad too much, since he’s already destined to be best known for a bunch of ugly defensive miscues for the Braves in 2010, but while watching him fly out as a pinch-hitter last night I noticed that he’s now 0-for-23 for the Brewers.

That’s somewhat noteworthy in itself, but here’s the thing that caught my attention: Prior to returning to the majors Conrad played 21 games at Triple-A and hit .405 with 10 homers, five doubles, 11 walks, and a 1.388 OPS.

Obviously the fact that MLB pitching is a whole lot tougher to hit than Pacific Coast League pitching isn’t shocking, but going 30-for-74 with 10 homers at Triple-A and then going 0-for-23 with 10 strikeouts in the big leagues is pretty amazing.

It might be time to update his already lengthy Wikipedia page.

  1. hoopmatch - Jun 1, 2012 at 3:27 PM

    Maybe he needs to wear batting gloves.

  2. juade - Jun 1, 2012 at 5:15 PM

    As a Braves fan, those errors in the playoffs killed me. But also as a Braves fan, I’m aware that his late-inning heroics with the bat on more than a few ocassions got them there. Brooksie is alright, and I know that there are lots of folks out there who hope that he gets it back together, especially after such a splendid performance in AAA this season.

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