After his walk-off sacrifice fly and hoist of Prince Fielder became dual highlights from Sunday's 5-4 win, Kelly was asked Monday how many messages he had received.
His answer was the number over the text messages icon on his phone. He had 49 messages waiting to be read, and he estimates about two to three times that he found time to read.
"I've tried to respond to as many people as I could," Kelly said.
Add them up, and by his rough guess, they outnumber the messages the utility man received after he pitched for the Tigers in a game last year.
"That was on national TV," Kelly said of the sac fly.