ARLINGTON – A question about Josh Hamilton’s week: has it been too good?
Hamilton hit two more homers in Friday’s 10-3 win over Los Angeles to up his total to eight for five games during the week. Hamilton also has 14 RBIs in those five games.
Not surprisingly, teams are getting a little more selective about when they challenge Hamilton. When he came up later in the game, with two runners on, the Angels elected to walk him intentionally to load the bases. Adrian Beltre flied out to end the inning.
It was the second consecutive day for Hamilton to be intentionally walked. Baltimore did it in the second game of Thursday’s doubleheader.
The walks pushed him to five intentional passes for the season, most in the AL. is it a trend?
Michael Young doesn’t know and doesn’t care.
“We have depth,” Young said. “If a team doesn’t want to pitch to him and wants to give us free baserunners, we will take every last one of them. Free baserunners always favors the offensive team.”