Holy Smokes, Dexter Fowler
Is there any chance that people outside of Colorado would have believed you if you told them that Dexter Fowler would have 6 home runs through the first 10 games of the season? How about if you told them that seven of those games were played on the road?
Fowler. Image: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
Don’t worry, he still didn’t hit any in San Francisco. Nothing good ever happens in San Francisco.
Fowler’s swagger might be rubbing off on Josh Rutledge, who made it back-to-back home runs in the 9th inning of last night’s 7-5 victory. Then again, the hanging pitches from former Rockies great Huston Street just might have been that bad.
Larry Walker won the MVP award in 1997. Through his first 10 games, he had 7 home runs (he eventually hit 49). So Fowler is still behind that pace.
After considering that statistic, I am going on the record that Dexter Fowler will not hit 49 home runs this year.
Fowler is 3-for-17 in his career against tonight’s starter, Edinson Volquez. We’ll see if it matters.
I bet you can’t find me a single Rockies fan who still wishes the team had traded Fowler this past off-season.
Finally, Dex is not necessarily obsessed with proving his critics wrong. Apparently.