You're going to hear a lot from the blogs today about Delgado's HR and his lofty .364 BA and .417 OBP....those are terrific numbers for a player coming back.
But at least consider this: he hit his homerun off Todd Moser.
Yes, THAT Todd Moser (You're forgiven if you've never heard of him).
Todd Moser pitched in the Independent Leagues since 2005, the majority of his "professional" career.
The 33-year old Moser's complete stats can be found here.
Now in Moser's defense, he did lead the Chinese Professional Baseball League in saves in 2007 with 13.
And the best part, the scouting report:
"Despite his size, Moser is considered a finesse pitcher with the changeup being his most effective pitch. He also throws a two-seam fastball that sits in the upper 80s, a curve and slider."
So great for Delgado--I really want him back here, but let's at least temper our enthusiasm a bit when talking about the homerun.
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