According to Elias


Chris Colabello

Chris Colabello

Chris Colabello, making his third start at first base since Justin Morneau was traded to Pittsburgh, connected for a tie-breaking ninth-inning grand-slam homer to propel the Twins to a 10-6 comeback victory at Houston. Colabello, who had homered earlier in the game, became the first player in the history of the franchise – not just in Minnesota since 1961, but going all the way back to Washington in 1901 – to hit two homers in a game, including a go-ahead grand-slam in the ninth inning or later.

Coming into Colabello’s ninth-inning at-bat, the 29-year-old rookie was batting .186 overall, and had been held hitless in his 25 major-league at-bats with runners on base and two outs. The last position-player to start his big-league career with such a long streak of hitless at-bats in those situations was Chris Gimenez, a catcher with the Indians, who went hitless in his first 31 at-bats with runners on base and two outs over 2009 and 2010.

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2 Responses to According to Elias

  1. john gnazzo says:

    Great site!!!
    Gotta love Colabello!
    Justin who!!!

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