Saturday, August 08, 2009

Mason shakes stick ... and makes contact

Oh, somewhere in this favored land the sun is shining bright;
The band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light,
And somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children shout;
But there is joy in Mudville - mighty Mason did NOT strike out.

Former Biscuits pitcher Chris Mason stepped to the plate for the first time as a professional Saturday. The biggest surprise is he didn't whiff.

Mason was 0-for-2 with a groundout to third and a flyout to right for the Binghamton Mets. His mighty cuts came against top Phillies prospect Kyle Drabek.


Riven G said...

Chris Mason was actually a decent hitter in college(he played 3B at NC-Greensboro. Hit .324/.352/.498 his junior year. Still, impressive that he was able to make contact against a prospect like Drabek in his first ABs in four years.

Stacy Long said...

So was Heath Rollins at Winthrop. When the Rays messed up their lineup and Andy Sonnanstine had to bat, I wrote about both ... and the staff's desire for a little batting practice.

That was the first time Mason had swung in anger in four years, so definite kudos for making contact -- plus the Drabek factor.