Elbert, Loney Players of Week July 3

Each week LAdugout.com salutes a player and pitcher from the Dodger system for outstanding performances. The players are chosen from Las Vegas, Jacksonville, Vero Beach, Columbus, Ogden and the Gulf Coast Dodgers. This week we honor:

James Loney, 1b, Las Vegas- Is there a better hitter in the minors than Loney? Certainly, not many who are hotter. This past week, in 26 trips to the plate, he racked up 10 hits that included four doubles and a home run. For the season, he's hitting .377 with five homers and 39 runs batted in. This is the second time Loney has been so honored this season.

Scott Elbert, lhp, Vero Beach. This is the kind of season Elbert is having: On June 28 against Daytona, he went until there were two outs in the eighth inning before he gave up a hit. That single, the only one off him, cost him the game 1-0 for it drove in a runner who had walked and stolen second. Vero, meanwhile, had seven hits- and couldn't score. Elbert struck out 13 men in the contest, a personal high while walking four. He's now 5-5 with a .2.49 ERA. His 93 strikeouts in 79.2 innings ranks third in the Florida State League. It's also the second time for Elbert to be chosen.
July   3 - LHP Scott Elbert, Vero Beach

June  26 - RHP T.J. Nall, Jacksonville
June  18 - LHP Scott Elbert, Vero Beach
June  12 - RHP Cory Wade, Columbus
June   5 -  RHP Casey Hoorelbeke, Jacksonville

May   29 - RHP Joel Hanrahan, Jacksonville
May   22 - RHP Justin Orenduff, Jacksonville
May   15 - LHP Alberto Bastardo, Vero Beach
May    8 - LHP Brent Leach, Columbus
May    1 - RHP Chad Billingsley

April 24 - RHP Mark Alexander, Vero Beach
April 17 - LHP Matt Merricks, Vero Beach
April 10 - RHP Alberto Bastardo, Columbus
July   3 - 1B James Loney, Las Vegas

June  26 - OF Trayvon Robinson, GCL Dodgers
June  18 - 1B James Loney, Las Vegas
June  12 - Of Justin Ruggiano, Jacksonvile
June   5 - 3B  Eric Riggs, Las Vegas

May   29 - OF Andrew Locke, Columbus 
May   22 - 3B Andy LaRoche, Jacksonville
May   15 - 2B Blake DeWitt, Vero Beach
May    8 - 1B David Sutherland, Columbus
May    1 - OF Sergio Pedroza, Columbus

April 24 - CF Matt Kemp, Jacksonville
April 17 - LF Ryan Carter, Columbus
April 10 - 3B Willy Aybar, Las Vegas 

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