Current Record: 27-20 (Pythagorean 27-20)
Current Standing: Third, two and one-half games behind
This week Batavia travels to Stedler Division leader Vermont (Washington) for three games then returns home to play a six-game home stand that is evenly split between two McNamara Division teams, co-last place Auburn (Toronto) and second-place Hudson Valley (Tampa Bay).
07/31/10 - C Roberto Espinoza re-assigned from class A Quad Cities
08/01/10 - C Juan Castillo called up from Rookie League Johnson City
08/03/10 - LHP Tyler Lyons placed on the 60-day Disabled List (tendonitis)
08/04/10 - Infielder Colin Walsh promoted to class A Quad Cities; Outfielder Chris Edmondson called up from Rookie League Johnson City
- Walsh took infielder Alan Ahmady's roster slot when the latter went on the 7-day disabled list with a quad strain. He went .300/.420/.433/.853, 27-for-90, with four doubles, a triple, two home runs, 20 runs scored and 12 driven in. A key stat is that Walsh walked more than he struck out: 17 walks to 14 strikeouts.
08/05/10 - Right-handed
reliever Jose Rada promoted to class A Quad Cities; Catcher Luis De La Cruz
promotion is part of a chain of promotions that was triggered when
Cruz' reassignment from
The Batavia Daily News reports that Audry Perez tweaked his back after doubling in the third inning of the game on Saturday, July 31st.
Batavia Daily News says that Adam Melker has a hammy injury and may miss a week. Last appeared on July 26th.
There is no good time for a team to be dealing with injuries but this week was a particularly tough time to see Audry Perez, Adam Melker and Mike O'Neill missing time. The three are hitting .328/.415/.448/.863 collectively and account for 25% of the runs scored and driven in this season for the Muckdogs.
August 1st saw the
return of lefty starter Zack Russell who had missed time due to a blister
issue. Russell was the losing
pitcher in the first game of a double-header with
August 1st also saw the
re-appearance of lefty starter John Gast who was last seen on July
19th. Gast shut out
Shortstop Yunier Castillo, who seriously needs to bulk up on some Amish food, hit for high average this week but was overshadowed by a couple of his teammates. Thus, he missed out on the ‘Hot' but gets mentioned here instead. Castillo hit .429/.429/.524/.952, 9-for-21, with two doubles. Unfortunately, Castillo, who turned 21 in May, did not draw a walk. In fact, Castillo has walked exactly twice in 38 games so far.
Below is a chart listing some
|Luis De La Cruz||18||0.278||0.316||0.611||0.927||0.308||14.3%|
Both Bergman and Rodriguez posted an OPS over 1.000 for the period but did it in very different ways. Bergman hit for high average but with little extra base power, going .500/.565/.600/1.165, 10-for-20, with two doubles, three walks, four strikeouts and a stolen base. He had a .625 BABIP.
Rodriguez, on the other hand, got it done via the long ball as one-third of his hits were home runs. He went .360/.407/.720, 1.127, 9-for-25, with three home runs and two walks against six strikeouts. Rodriguez had a .375 BABIP.
There is no 'Hot' mention this week on the pitching side.
Who's Not: Centerfielder Nick Longmire
Longmire went .154/.267/.269/.536, 4-for-26, with a home run, four walks and nine strikeouts. He had a .188 BABIP.
No 'Not' notice is being made for the pitchers this week due to mixed results.
How They Stack Up:
Nick Longmire has the tenth best OPS in the league at .888 and hit eight home runs place him in fourth among the league leaders.
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|Lg Standing -||3rd||8th||7th||3rd||4th|
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In the meantime, neither of the
chief rivals for the Pinckney division title,
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