Three Bees Heading To Kane County
The Midwest League announced their rosters for the 2012 All-Star game on Monday and three members of the Burlington Bees were on the list. Shortstop Sean Jamieson and pitchers Drew Granier and Seth Frankoff will be heading to Kane County for this year's Midwest League midseason classic.
Jamieson, one of the top defensive infielders in the league, was named as the starting shortstop for the Western Division. In 53 games, Jamieson is batting .251/.376/.377 with three homers and 16 stolen bases in 18 chances.
Granier has been one of the league's top starters all season. He is currently 7-2 with a 2.10 ERA and 61 strike-outs in 64.1 innings.
Frankoff had a rough outing on Monday in the Bees' loss to Quad Cities, but he has had a solid year, as well. In 41.1 innings split between starting and relief, Frankoff has 41 strike-outs and a 4.35 ERA. He has allowed only two homeruns.
Other News and Notes
- A's 2009 top pick Grant Green celebrated a rare start at his original position of shortstop with a big game on Monday night offensively. Green had four hits in five at-bats - including his seventh homerun of the season - and he drove-in five in the Sacramento River Cats' 13-4 win over Tacoma. Eric Sogard, Michael Taylor and Jermaine Mitchell each had two hits in the win.
- Two recently demoted players had strong outings for Sacramento. Starter Tyson Ross earned the win with seven solid innings in his first start for Sacramento since his demotion. He allowed two earned runs on five hits and one walk. Ross struck-out only one. First baseman Daric Barton went hitless in two official at-bats, but he scored twice and walked three times in his first game with the River Cats since being sent down to Triple-A.
- Dan Straily continued his outstanding season with another double-digit strike-out performance on Monday for Double-A Midland. Straily struck-out 11 Tulsa Drillers in the 9-0 win. In seven innings, he allowed three hits, no runs and he walked only one. The effort lowered Straily's ERA to 3.79 and raised his strike-out total to 90 in 71.1 innings this season.
- Conner Crumbliss, Leonardo Gil and Jeremy Barfield each had two hits for Midland. Gil is now batting .320 on the season. Ryan Lipkin hit his second homerun of the year and Josh Horton added a triple before leaving the game in the seventh inning.
- Dusty Robinson hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth to lift Stockton to a series sweep of the San Jose Giants. It was Stockton's first sweep of the season. Robinson had three hits in the game and is now seven-for-his-last-13. Chad Oberacker also had three hits to raise his average to .296. Miles Head had two RBIs and Mitch LeVier and Yordy Cabrera chipped in with two-hit nights. T.J. Walz earned the win in relief with two scoreless innings. Jake Brown had a tough-luck no-decision, allowing two earned runs in seven innings. He struck-out four. A rehabbing Pablo Sandoval was 0-for-3 with two strike-outs and a walk.
- LeVier was appearing in his second game with the Ports after serving a 50-game suspension for a second violation of the minor league drug-of-abuse policy. LeVier took the spot on the Ports' roster vacated by an injured Myrio Richard, who landed on the DL.