Michael Lorenzen's home run power has his Reds teammates in shock
Reds right-hander Michael Lorenzen had a remarkable week at the plate, rejuvenating the #PitchersWhoRake movement with three home runs in three different games as a reliever:
We shouldn't be too surprised to see Lorenzen have success in the batter's box -- he was a two-way player in college at Cal State Fullerton and has always shown relative proficiency with the bat in his hands as a big leaguer, with an .840 OPS in 66 career plate appearances. But his last week of long balls has got his Reds teammates in awe of his Ohtani-esque performance:
Michael Lorenzen is my favorite player! #Reds— David Hernandez (@DHern_30) June 30, 2018
My boy @Lorenzen55 is pretty good at hitting. He doesn’t take bp, or anything and comes in and hits bombs... lmaoooo— CountOnAG (@Amir_Garrett) July 1, 2018
Here are some other highlights from baseballers on social media over the last week ...
There was an unsurprisingly large number of reactions to the news of LeBron James heading to the Los Angeles Lakers:
🙋🏾♂️ Right here 😂 https://t.co/5nMOqSe70U— Dr. Sticks👨🏾⚕️🎯 (@T_eazy24) July 2, 2018
Apparently I like the Lakers. I don’t like this about myself, but I don’t have a choice.— Brent Rooker (@Brent_Rooker19) July 2, 2018
Please insert card.— Daniel Norris (@DanielNorris18) July 2, 2018
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Stopppppp right now stopppppp #8#24 stop it !!!!!! #32 stoppppp— Yonder Alonso (@YonderalonsoU) July 2, 2018
Stay true to your team little man but I won’t tell if you wanna wear that Pirates Lid around the house👊🏼😉 https://t.co/BABQnkJor8— Joe Musgrove (@ItsbuccnJoe59) July 2, 2018
Cardinals rookie fireballer
Daily life 😶 https://t.co/rbKMLmX5kP— Austin Gomber (@AustinGomber) July 5, 2018
I’ve seen two separate pitchers throw 104 in the last two days pic.twitter.com/rxkJJcj3nX— Brandon McCarthy (@BMcCarthy32) July 3, 2018
McCarthy's wife did kindly remind him that he used to throw that hard, too ... by some measures:
You were young once too.... also the gun was hot pic.twitter.com/dAcoRbKXoA— Amanda McCarthy (@Mrs_McCarthy32) July 4, 2018