Current Record: 20-18
Current Standing: Third, three games behind Northwest
Thursday, July 28th –
Outfielder Aaron Luna re-assigned from Triple-A Memphis. Luna struggled at
Friday, July 29th – Infielder Jermaine Curtis re-assigned to A-Advanced Palm Beach. Curtis struggled in limited action, going .208/.367/.250/.617, 5-for-24, with five walks and three strikeouts in 11 games.
Lefty Nick Additon was named the Texas League Pitcher of the Week for the period July 26th through August 2nd. His stats for that period are listed in the ‘Hot' section below. Checking Additon's lefty/righty splits, well, there is not much of a split to be seen. He has faced 378 right-handed batters and held them to a .265 batting average. Additon has a 4.87 FIP, .294 BABIP, 1.35 WHIP and 17.8 LD% in 91.1 innings against that group. The 126 left-handed batters Additon has faced have cumulatively hit .268. He has a 4.85 FIP, .292 BABIP, 1.30 WHIP and 19.8 LD% against lefties.
St. Louis Cardinals' third baseman
David Freese's rehab stint with
Since July 12th centerfielder Tommy Pham has gone .354/.455/.492/.947, 23-for-65, in 20 games with four doubles, a triple, a home run, 12 walks, 13 strikeouts, .431 BABIP. He struck out once every 5.9 plate appearances.
Hill, Pham and Swauger all posted an OPS over 1.000 for the week with Hill having an absolutely ourageous .923 slugging percentage. Their numbers:
Hill - .308/.357/.923/1.280, 8-for-26, 7 G, 1 2B, 5 HR, 6 R, 9 RBI, 2 BB, 8 SO, .231 BABIP
Pham - .381/.519/.524/.1.042, 8-for-21, 7 G, 1 2B, 1 3B, 2 R, 6 RBI, 7 BB, 2 SO, 1 SB, 1 CS, .421 BABIP
Swauger - .375/.423/.625/.1.048, 9-for-24, 7 G, 2 HR, 5 R, 6 RBI, 1 BB, 5 SO, .412 BABIP
Over his last two starts the Texas
League Pitcher of the Week has shut first-place Northwest Arkansas and
Garcia went .200/.286/.240, 5-for-25 in eight games, with a double, two runs scored, none driven in, two walks, four strikeouts and a .238 BABIP.
Jones hit .182/.357/.182/.539, 4-for-22 in seven games, with three runs scored and none driven in. Jones did walk five times against four strikeouts and had a .222 BABIP.
Norrick's line since July 12th: 8 G, 8.1 IP, 5.40 ERA, 6.08 FIP, 9 H, 5 R/ER, 1 HR, 8 BB, 8 SO, 2.04 WHIP, .258 BABIP, .281 BAA
How They Stack Up:
Third baseman Matt Carpenter's
.321 batting average is first in the league among active players and second only
to Mike Moustakas. Carpenter has a
.916 OPS which places him second among active players, behind
Regarding team batting stats,
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