Our “summer” begins in October once the season is over. All-Star Break? I think not! Over the next four days look for a different post to satisfy your insatiable appetite for Revolution information while the first-half champ and playoff-bound Revs enjoy some much-earned down time. Now let’s talk about Justin Greene.
The Revolution right fielder is probably the most notable omission from Wednesday’s Atlantic League All-Star Game in Sugar Land. It certainly isn’t for lack of numbers; Greene hit a cool .383 in 43 first half games. However, it was his late arrival to the league from the Arizona Diamondbacks organization that cost him, as usually, and understandably so, all-star spots are reserved for players who played the vast majority of the first half for their clubs. So call it a snub if you’d like, but honestly no one around here is too upset about it, especially should Greene keep cranking out two or three hits a game for York. I think we should look forward to seeing what he can do after four days rest.
Greene, now batting .389 in 50 games for the Revs, is in hot pursuit of two major records. Should his pace hold, he’d obliterate each. The Revolution single-season record for batting average is .339 by infielder Ramon Castro in 2010. The Atlantic League mark is .371 by Vic Rodriguez of the 2004 Somerset Patriots. Both records are predicated on the player having 2.7 at-bats per team game, a threshold Greene crossed the first week of July after signing with York on May 23. Doing so made him the official Atlantic League batting average leader this season, out-pacing the former Twin & Oriole Lew Ford of Long Island (.363) by a healthy margin.
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