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Fun Cards: “Baseball Immortals – SNUBBED” Todd Helton

Helton

Another victim of the anti-Rockies bias? Or simply a borderline candidate? Todd Helton‘s 61.2 WAR is not as impressive as teammate Larry Walker‘s, but it’s still nothing to sneeze at. Helton collected 2519 hits, and finished his 17-year career with a .316 average, along with 369 homers and 1406 RBI. JAWS ranks him as the 15th best first baseman, above Willie McCovey, Eddie Murray, and Hank Greenberg. But the voters have been cold to Helton in his first year of eligibility, with only 18.0% support so far. Can he make the climb to Cooperstown in years to come?

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Photoset: Cincinnati Reds vs. Colorado Rockies (May 26, 2012 @ Great American Ballpark, Cincinnati, OH)

Saturday night’s ballgame against the Colorado Rockies was a slugfest, featuring home runs by Chris Heisey, rookie Devin Mesoraco, and a pinch hit shot by Ryan Ludwick. Starting pitcher Mike Leake only lasted only 3.2 innings, giving up three Colorado runs, but the bullpen came in to shut down the Rockies and preserve the Reds’ win. The Reds’ pitchers combined for eleven strikeouts, winning everyone with a ticket stub a free pizza from LaRosa’s and a free ice cream cone from United Dairy Farmers. Not a bad deal, if you ask me!

Here are some photos from the game…

Mr Red

Mr. Red

starting pitcher Leake

Leake

Tulowitzki

Troy Tulowitzki

Helton

Todd Helton

Vottomatic

Joey Votto

Phillips

Brandon Phillips

sliding with style

Phillips…sliding with style!

Heisey goes deep

Heisey’s first home run of the season

Heisey admiring his moonshot

Keep your eye on the ball…all the way out of the park

rookie catcher Mesoraco

Mesoraco

strikeout flames

The strikeout flames

Leake on the mound

Leake

Leake at the plate

Leake hitting a double

Votto on the basepaths

Vottomatic on the basepaths, watching BP’s hit fall before taking third

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