Ryan McMahon has come to the plate 129 times in Triple-A this year. Last night, Ryan McMahon had two hits in five at-bats (including his seventh home run for Albuquerque). He left that game with a lower batting average than when he entered the game.
That’s simply the kind of season that McMahon has been having. I’m running out of “highly energetic physics phenomena” to use for analogies. I’ve referred to him as “nuclear” and “supernova” so far this year. So, I decided to do some searching to find something in the universe more energetic than a supernova. According to this Wikipedia article, coming in at six thousand times more energetic than a type-1a supernova, is gamma-ray burst GRB 080916C, which was detected in September 2008.
This gamma-ray burst was likely caused by a hypernova, and took place 12.2 billion light years away, also meaning it happened 12.2 billion years ago. For 23 seconds, something exploded, sending matter flying through space at no less than 99.9999% the speed of light, which in turn emitted the gamma-ray photons that, one dozen billion years later, would reach Earth.
Anyway, Ryan McMahon is really hitting the crap out of the ball, and the Rockies should probably call him up soon before he balloons into a red giant star, vaporizing the Earth and everything on it. The tricky part is: where would he play? He’s been all around the infield this year, seeing time at first, second, and third base. Unfortunately for him, all three positions are locked down with All-Stars (assuming DJ LeMahieu return in Arizona). If, luck dragons forbid, any of those three were to go down with injury, McMahon has earned himself a shot at starting in the majors.
Ryan McMahon (No. 7 PuRP): 2-for-5, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI
Jordan Patterson (No. 13 PuRP): 3-for-4, R, 2 2B, 2 RBI, BB
Sam Moll (No. 28 PuRP) 1.1 IP, 0 R, 2 K
Double-A: Portland Sea Dogs vs. Hartford Yard Goats: Postponed
Garrett Hampson (No. 22 PuRP): 2-for-3, 2 R, 3 BB, SB
Craig Schlitter: 6 IP, 6 H, 2 R, BB, 4 K
Sam Hilliard: 2-for-6, 2 R, 2 RBI
Willie Abreu: 1-for-4, R, HR, 3 RBI
Jose Gomez (No. 30 PuRP): 1-for-3, R
Manuel Melendez: 2-for-5, R
Keinter Olivares: 6 IP, 7 H, 1 ER, BB, 2 K, HR
Steven Linkous: 1-for-5, R, 3B, 2 RBI, SB
Danny Edgeworth: 3-for-4, 2 R, HR, RBI
Ryan Vilade: 0-for-3, 2 BB, 2 K
Shael Mendoza: 1-for-3, BB
Chad Spanberger: 1-for-5, R, HR, RBI
Luis Noguera: 1 IP, 1 R, 2 BB
Daniel Montano (No. 21 PuRP): 2-for-5, R, 2B, 2 RBI
Enrique Saldana: 1-for-4
Triple-A: Ryan Carpenter
Double-A: Gm 1: Jack Wynkoop (PuRP HM); Gm 2: Parker French
High-A: Peter Lambert (No. 11 PuRP)
Low-A: Alejandro Requena
SS-A: John Valek