Sunday, May 07, 2006

Kudos for Kearns

A day after having his 7-game hitting streak stopped, Austin Kearns went 3-for-4 with two doubles and a home run helping lead the Reds to a 9-8 victory at Arizona.

Kearns, once among the most heralded prospects in Reds history, has been derailed in recent years by injuries and inconsistency.

This season, Kearns has started all but one game. He's batting .328 with six home runs and 22 RBI to go along with his usually steady glove-work. He hit safely in 24 of 31 appearances.

Is Kearns finally going to live up to the lofty expectations that followed him to the big leagues in 2002?

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