Saturday, August 23, 2014

Prado: Walk-Off Hit "One of the Biggest Moments of My Career"

When any player wins a game with a big hit, you have to think that he'll remember doing so.

In baseball nowadays, as we all know, most guys are average, good at their work but not someone you'll be amazed by every night.

So, when an inconsistent talent like Martin Prado completes a victory for the most storied franchise in MLB history it's not unreasonable for him to enjoy it, telling The Star Ledger's Craig Wolff after last night's walk-off single that the knock was one of the biggest moments of his career.

"I can describe that as one of the biggest moments of my career," Prado said. "After you get two strikes, for some reason you take a look to the dugout and you see all your teammates supporting you and cheering for you, and you see all the people standing up, it gives you a little extra."

While the hard grounder up the middle was undeniably good, at this point it really wasn't that surprising, as Prado has been on an absolute tear over the last week.

Last Saturday in Tampa, for example, the veteran homered in a close one, before driving in two more with a double on Monday and lifting another one out of the park yesterday.

No, he hasn't been completely perfect, but yes, he has been New York's main offensive threat, batting an impressive .409 (9-for-22) for them since the second Rays contest.

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