Top 9th: Baltimore
- K. Millar singled to left, K. Millar out at second, C. Patterson and B. Fahey scored
Final score: Orioles 5, Red Sox 4
Millar was 2-for-3 with a double, a walk and two RBI tonight. His average is up to .272, his OBP is over .370, and his OPS is over .800. What the hell more could you have wanted from Millar this year? He's got 26 doubles and 15 homers in 430 at-bats. He's drawn more walks than anyone on this team. He's a good dude. He's comfortable here. He has legitimately contributed to this team.
Bring him back. Hopefully not as the everyday first baseman, I agree, but bring the guy back. He earned his paycheck this season, never complained, and got himself out of his slump to finish really strong.
Millar's OPS by month, before today:
And if he has to be the everyday first baseman -- which is no stretch, probably -- then you can certainly do worse. There is no one in our system more qualified for that job than Kevin Millar. It's a little bit sad, maybe, but it's very true.