The Batavia Muckdogs Bulletin: 07/25/08

It was another good week for Batavia as the Muckdogs posted a 3-2 New York-Penn League record while working around the rain. Shane Peterson and Arquimedes Nieto are among the standouts.

Recap

 

It was a wet week for the Batavia Muckdogs with the rain allowing the completion of just five of the seven scheduled New York-Penn League games.  The week did end on a winning note as the team posted a record of 3-2. 

 

Pitching is still the key for Batavia as the staff allowed only five runs in the total losses.  Adam Reifer was the catalyst, nailing down a save in each of the team's victories. 

 

So long to Nick Vera, who was released on July 21. 

 

Who's Hot

 

Outfielder Shane Peterson continues to pound league pitching, hitting .357 for the week.  Still, he has yet to hit a home run and is reaching base, .443, better than he is slugging, .430. 

 

Arquimedes Nieto has established himself as one of the top pitchers in the league after posting a record of 3-0 with a 0.93 ERA in seven games.

 

After a terrible beginning to his professional career, Adam Reifer has now nailed down 10 saves while allowing only one earned run in his last 9.1 innings (0.96 ERA).

 

In his last four starts, Jameson Maj has allowed only three earned runs covering 17 innings (1.58 ERA).  

 

Scott Gorgen has 23 strikeouts in only 19 innings. 

 

Who's Not

 

On July 19, Rigoberto Lugo was tagged for five runs in only two-thirds of an inning leaving his ERA at an enormous 11.81. 

 

Ramon Delgado has allowed nine runs in his last five innings covering two appearances.

 

After being demoted from the Quad Cities, Domnit Bolivar is hitting only .222 while striking out 14 times compared to drawing only two walks. 

 

For the week, Jose Garcia had two hits in 16 at bats (.125 average).

 

New York-Penn League

 

Shane Peterson ranks first in the league in on base percentage and eighth in the league in batting. 

 

Jon Edwards is sixth in on base percentage, third in slugging, and fifth in home runs.

 

Colt Sedbrook leads the NY-Penn hitters in triples. 

 

Jameson Maj ranks fifth in WHIP. 

 

Adam Reifer is tied for first with 10 saves. 

 

Arquimedes Nieto ranks second in ERA, tenth in WHIP, and tied for ninth in wins. 

 

Batavia ranks second in team hitting, team slugging, and third in on base percentage. 

 

On the pitching side, the Muckdogs rank second in team saves, sixth in team ERA, and 12th in strikeouts.

 

Up Next

 

The Muckdogs are on the road at State College, the home of the Cardinals' New York-Penn League affiliate before moving to Batavia.  Then it is on to the home of the Little League World Series, Williamsport, before returning home to host State College.

 

 

Dustin Mattison can be reached via email at dustin@whiteyball.com

 

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