Reading’s Bryson Stott went 3 for 5 with a double in Sunday’s game against the Bowie Baysox. He is now hitting .397 for August with 29 hits in 73 at bats in 19 games.
Reading opens a six-game series with the Portland Sea Dogs on Tuesday night. Standing in the way of Stott hitting .400 for month will be the 37 ft. high left field wall at Hadlock Field in Portland called the “Maine Monster” modeled after the “Green Monster” in Boston. You can read about the Maine Monster HERE.
This Wall might work to Stott’s advantage. He has been hitting the ball to all fields this season. This is why he has a chance to hit .400 in August if he can just bounce some hits off or over the Maine Monster which is only .315 ft down the left field line. Six games are to be be played in Portland from Tuesday night to Sunday afternoon.
The left-handed hitting Stott has hit several of his home runs this season out to left and left center at First Energy Stadium in Reading. Below is his second homer of the season for Reading which was over the left field wall there.
Stott is having an August to remember. In addition to his .397 batting average for the month, he has an OBP of .432 and a slugging percentage of .658. His OPS is 1.090 for August so far. Remember, the goal of all hitters is at least a .300 batting average, .400 on base percentage and a .500 slugging percentage. He has checked all those goals so far in August.
Reading has seven games left with the six games this week in the Portland series and one game on Tuesday, August 31st to start a six game series in Hartford CT. If Bryson can just add 3 points to his .397 current batting average over the final seven games of the month, he will have acheived the rare goal of hitting .400 for a month.
We will be watching on MiLB.TV to see if he can do it!