|Byron Buxton gets checked out Friday night|
after losing his confrontation with the outfield wall
in Arlington, Texas. He's to have an MRI exam
today after he was carted off the field,
I do wish he's stop running into walls. There are a few players who seem capable of that without damaging themselves, but the wall wins pretty consistently.
Buxton never came to the plate Friday, so his six-game hitting streak is intact. He's raised his batting average 23 points and his on-base percentage 26 points in those six games, not that .212 and .253 are anything to get excited about. He also has a two-game no-strikeout streak going, which doesn't sound like much but is the only such making-contact streak of his major league season,
He's had a longer and more difficult transition into the majors than I expected, but he's been showing signs of late that he's catching on. Now he's just got to stay in the lineup.