Kouzmanoff Tearing It Up In August

Tue, 18 Aug 2009 12:00

by Steven Iñiguez Ruiz

Kyle Blanks’ walk-off three-run home run last night versus the Cubs may have cost closer Kevin Gregg his job but more importantly may have highlighted a tremendous talent at third base for the Padres and fantast owners looking for RBI production, Kevin Kouzmanoff who was intentionally walked the at bat before Blanks’ blast. Kouzmanoff is hitting .345 with 19 H in 55 AB, is hitting .471 with RISP in the month of August, and is ranked 8th amongst 3B in the MLB in RBIs with 68 runs knocked in. The .260 avg may discourage some from picking up the corner infielder, but sweet Lou knew not to take a risk with the man with the hot stick; even though it cost him the game anyways.
Kevin Kouzmanoff (SD – 3B)
.260 15 68 42 1