A week ago I had only the vaguest notion of what a Curt Casali was. Rule 5 guy I think in . . . some organization? Tigers? Not important. This is a national-focus website so we really can’t and don’t spend much time on the 24th-through-40th man on the roster.
But then he has a week like this and we all now know who Curt Casali is.
Casali hit a two-run homer in the fourth and a solo homer in the sixth in last night’s Rays win over the Tigers. He also hit two home runs on Monday. He also hit one on Saturday. For the year — which, for him, started on June 13 on the major league level — Casali is hitting .300/.345/.780 in 55 plate appearances.
Those two homers came off of his former Vanderbilt teammate David Price. Who, after the game, congratulated him on his night, even if he did so with some frowny-face emojis.
Who knows what kind of career Casali will have the rest of the way, but if nothing else good ever happens for him, he has this past week. And he should print out and frame the text from Price.