Franklin finally makes his season worthwhile

by Gary Shelton on September 16, 2015 · 0 comments

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Nick Franklin hit the game-winning homer for the Rays./JEFFREY S. KING

Nick Franklin hit the game-winning homer for the Rays./JEFFREY S. KING

Tuesday, 11:40 p.m.

A night like this probably seemed beyond his dreams.

After all, he is only Nick Franklin. He only had 10 hits on the year, and he was hitting only .133. He was in the game only because shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera injured himself coming out of the batter's box, and once in the game, had a ground ball go between his legs.

What right does a player like Franklin have to imagine this sort of moment, a two-run homer to deep right field to bring his team from behind?

That's the thing about baseball, however. The storylines often do not make sense.

For Franklin, expected to compete for playing time in the middle infield but instead relegated to Durham for most of the year, it was the perfect

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