Atkins Homers

BALTIMORE– Just one at-bat shy of his career longest homerless drought, Orioles first baseman Garrett Atkins finally went yard on Wednesday night.

Atkins drove Athletics right-hander Trevor Cahill’s curveball 374 feet over the left field fence at Camden Yards to put the Orioles on the scoreboard. Atkins’ solo shot -which came in the third inning –snapped a 47-game drought and ended his homerless at-bat stretch at 146.

Serving as the team’s designated hitter for the second consecutive game, Atkins’ blast marked his seventh RBI of the season and was his first homer since Sept. 10, 2009. The slumping infielder has bee DH’ing in the wake of injury to Luke Scott.


If I was Atkins I’d close my stance up a bit and try to pull everything I could especially at Camden yard. He’s hitting only in the .220s so no one will notice much if his average suffers but if he jerks a few homers out especially with men on base he might save his career . If he can hit at least 20 homers my season’s end and hit .250 he may even resurrect his career .It would be nice if he could give something back for that 4.5 million he’s making!

What ever happened to good pitching and three run homers??? I think Atkins days are numbered. There must be an option to buy this guy out. He has not hit for two years so I think teams have a pretty good book on his approach and he has not adjusted. I think Wiggy and Scott will be sharing time when Roberts is back.

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