I believe it was the great Rickey Henderson who came up with the term “The Golden Sombrero” to refer to a player striking out four times in one game. Well yesterday Philadelphia Phillies Odubel Herrera one upped that by going 0 for 5 and striking out all five times. This feat doesn’t happen too often but it has happened enough times to be coined “The Platinum Sombrero.”
Let’s see what Twitter thought of Herrera’s tough day at the plate.
Odubel Herrera is the 1st player in the majors this season to go 0-for-5 with 5 strikeouts.
Last Phillie was Pat Burrell in September 2008.
— Corey Seidman (@CoreySeidmanCSN) May 25, 2017
Good: The Phillies (somehow) won a game.
Bad: Odubel Herrera, the #3 hitter, went 0-5 with 5 K's. The coveted Platinum Sombrero.
— Smitty (@SmittyBarstool) May 26, 2017
— NBC Sports (@NBCSports) May 26, 2017
Excuse the lack of photoshop skills, but Odubel Herrera is wearing a new hat in today's game. pic.twitter.com/halPD4XpuY
— Phillies Nation (@PHLPhilNation) May 25, 2017
— CSN Philly (@CSNPhilly) May 25, 2017
— Jeff Skversky 6abc (@JeffSkversky) May 25, 2017
Adam Ottavino striking out Odubel Herrera on a (behind the) Back Foot Slider. pic.twitter.com/NiKq14kwS7
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) May 25, 2017
...and by including his last two at-bats from Wednesday, Odubel Herrera has struck out in 7 straight plate appearances.
— Ryan Lawrence (@ryanlawrence21) May 25, 2017
The last time a Phillies player did it was when Pat 'The Bat' Burrell struck out five times in September 2008. The Phillies won the World Series that year, of course, so maybe this is an omen. Judging by how the current Phillies team looks and where they are at in the standings, I'm going to say that 2008 was just a coincidence.