The Batavia Muckdogs Bulletin: 08/08/08

It was an up and down week for the St. Louis Cardinals New York-Penn League affiliate but the team still remains within striking distance of first-place Jamestown.



The Batavia Muckdogs started the week with two wins before going on a three-game slid.  The team rebounded with two victories in a crucial series with Auburn.  The team put up double-digit run totals in two of their games this week. To close out the period, the club received strong pitching performances from starters Arquimedes Nieto and Ramon Delgado.  In back-to-back games, each starter threw five innings of one-hit baseball. 


Who's Hot


Colt Sedbrook has a hit in nine of his last 10 games and is batting .395 with three stolen bases during that period.  Frederick Parejo is hitting .366 over his last 10 games with five multi-hit games in that time.  In his last 10 games, Charlie Cutler has five multi-hit affairs.  Xavier Scruggs has seven RBIs in his last seven games.


Arquimedes Nieto is now 5-0 with a 1.52 ERA after spinning five innings of one hit baseball during the week.  Not to be outdone, Ramon Delgado equaled the feat the very next night.  Adam Reifer now has 13 saves and 24 strikeouts in 18 innings. 


Who's Not


Shane Peterson is hitting .189 since July 27 but has drawn nine walks during that time.  Jermaine Curtis is one for his last 14. 


On August 4, Daniel Richardson was hammered for three runs in two-thirds of an inning.  In his last start, Miguel Tapia was knocked around for eight hits in a five innings of work. 


Who's On the Move


Domnit Bolivar returned to where he started the season, the Quad Cities.  Pitcher Jameson Maj and outfielder Jon Edwards joined Bolivar with the River Bandits. The feisty Brett Lilley was promoted from Johnson City to replace Bolivar in the infield. 


New York-Penn League


With a record of 29-19, the Muckdogs are in second place in the Pinckney Division, 1.5 games behind leader Jamestown.


Sedbrook ranks fifth in the league in hits, tied for third in triples, and is fourth in on base percentage.  Peterson ranks second in on base percentage, tied for seventh in doubles, and tied for eighth in RBIs.  Along with Peterson, Scruggs is tied for seventh in doubles.


Nieto's five wins place him third in the league while ranking second in ERA and eighth in WHIP.  Reifer's save total is tops in the league.  Tapia ranks tied for ninth in wins. 


Batavia's team batting average and slugging percentage rank second in the league while the team is third in on base percentage.  The Muckdogs are fourth in runs and hits to go along with a third place ranking in steals.


The team is fifth in ERA with a respectable 3.28 mark.  With 19 saves, the team is tied with Brooklyn for the top spot.


Up Next


The Muckdogs finish their crucial series with Auburn before hitting the road to face Brooklyn and Tri-City.  



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