Continuing the MVP series, Friday’s Game MVP is, for the second game in a row, Jason Kipnis. To get your third edition Jason Kipnis MVP virtual card, send me an e-mail to [email protected], with the phrase “WalkOff” in the subject line.
Jason Kipnis (second baseman, #22)
MVP Rating: Hero
- 2 for 4 (.500 batting average)
- 1 walk (.600 on base percentage)
- 5 total bases (1.250 slugging percentage)
- 3 RBI (21st, 22nd and 23rd on the night)
- 1 for 1 with runners in scoring position (100%)
- Walk-off home run in 10th inning (7th on the year)
Jason Kipnis, our second round draft pick in 2009, continues to prove himself on the big league stage. After a rough start to the season, Kipnis seems to have regained his confidence and is now officially on fire. With tonight’s performance, our young second baseman has raise his batting line to .244/.313/.496, numbers we are more accustomed to seeing from him. If he keeps this up, he may make his first all-star game appearance.
In Friday’s game, Jason Kipnis hit his first walk-off home run of the year, a well-timed three-run shot over the right field wall in the bottom of the tenth inning. It was his seventh home run on the year, and only his second outside of the first inning. Kipnis keeps proving that he is going to be a phenomenal part of the Tribe’s future.