Monday, September 21, 2009
Carl Crawford reaches 500 Career RBI's
With Jason Bartlett on first, Carl Crawford took Roy Halladay over the right field wall at Tropicana Field on Sunday in the first inning to collect his 499th and 500th career RBIs. It was the third career homerun for Crawford against Halladay. The only pitcher Crawford has hit more homeruns off is is Josh Towers.
Crawford went 2-4 in the game, and the Rays swept the Jays. There was some controversy in the game for the Rays speedster. While trying to steal third in the 7th inning. Crawford was called out by umpire Damien Beal. TV replay showed Crawford was probably safe. See what Crawford had to say about the call here.
It was the 15th time Crawford was caught stealing this year. Crawford is 3 stolen bases behind Jacoby Ellsbury for the AL lead in stolen bases.
Halladay is now 1-4 against the Rays in '09. The Rays rookies, Niemann and Price, have both earned two wins this year against the Jays ace. Niemann was the first Rays pitcher to beat Halladay twice in a season. The Rays have beaten Halladay 7 times in the last two seasons.