2,000 for Grud
Grudzielanek has played for five different organizations, collecting 553 hits with Montreal (1995-1998), 673 hits with the Dodgers (1998-2002), 230 hits with the Cubs (2003-2004), 155 hits with St. Louis (2005), and 389 hits with Kansas City (2006-present).
Grud’s first hit was on May 4, 1995 in the bottom of the 10th inning versus the Mets, when he doubled off lefty Mike Remlinger.
Grudzielanek went 2-for-3 against Seattle lefty Jarrod Washburn and is hitting .391 (25-for-66) against southpaws this season.
Big congratulations go out to Grud and a big thank you to team photographer Chris Vleisides.
Around the Horn purposely did not mention Grud today to hopefully lift the jinx. We’d like to think we had a little part to play in tonight’s big moment for him. (kidding) But really, Grudzielanek’s first hit of the night snapped a 0-for-7.