This report covers the seven-day period from Thursday, June 17 through Wednesday, June 23.
Manager Chris Maloney's defending Pacific Coast League champion club is now at 39-34 overall after a 3-4 week.
The Redbirds continued to have a
tough time getting games played in
Who else but
In the amazingly-tight American
Infielder Ruben Gotay had a season-best 4-for-4 game on Tuesday and had a five-game hitting streak snapped in Wednesday's game two. He is batting .484, 15-for-31, over his last ten outings.
The defense. The Redbirds have
gone seven straight error-free games.
Despite getting the win in game two of Wednesday's double-header, Lance Lynn has allowed 15 runs in his last 9 1/3 innings. His ERA in 29 June innings is over eight.
After having been one of the most dependable starters for the Redbirds for the last year and a half, Evan MacLane has stubbed his toe in June. In four starts this month, the veteran lefty is 0-3 with a 7.57 ERA. He has issued seven June walks compared to just six over the first two months combined (11 starts).
In Bryan Anderson's last five starts behind the plate, Redbirds pitchers have yielded 45 earned runs over 39 innings for a catcher's ERA of 10.38.
On the Move
On Monday, two pitchers, Texas League All-Star David Kopp and swingman Chuckie Fick, were
After four starts and a 6.63 ERA,
left-hander Ryan Kulik was returned to
Outfielder Amaury Cazana remains
on loan to
Redbirds hitting coach Mark
Budaska has been named to the same position for the Pacific Coast League
All-Stars. The 2010 Triple-A All-Star Game will be held on July 14 at
As a side note, because the entire 16-team PCL has to fit onto one All-Star roster, expect the Redbirds to secure only one or two berths when the team is announced.
On the Mend
Though not formally announced yet, reliever Pete Parise is expected to miss the remainder of the season due to planned rotator cuff surgery on his shoulder.
Another reliever went down this past week as right-hander Matt Scherer was placed on the seven-day disabled list with a hand injury.
Outfielder Mark Shorey made his fourth pitching appearance of the year in last Wednesday night's blowout loss and hit the disabled list the very next day.
Pacific Coast League leaders
Second baseman Daniel Descalso's 50 RBI on the season (in 71 games) is the fifth-most in the circuit, ten off a share of the lead. He is tied for third in the PCL with former teammate Brett Wallace in doubles with 21.
Ruben Gotay is second in the league in walks with 48. His on-base mark of .421 is up to fifth in the PCL.
Evan MacLane's 97 1/3 innings pitched leads the PCL.
Brandon Dickson is ninth with 64 strikeouts and Lance Lynn just made the top ten with 63.
Team stats and rankings – Season to date
The offense showed improvement this past period in several categories, most notably home runs, which the pitchers lost ground in ERA.
PCL rank YTD
of 16 BA
PCL rank YTD
of 16 ERA
(red/yellow/green denotes week-to-week change)
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