The Hotsheet (5/4-5/10)
#1 Chris Vinyard – Delmarva Shorebirds – 10 for 22 (5 doubles, 3 HR, 10 RBI)
The Shorebirds first baseman anchored the teams' offense by hitting .450 for the week with 5 runs scored, 3 home runs and 10 RBI.
#2 Jonathan Tucker – Frederick Keys – 8 for 19 (5 runs scored, 3 doubles, 5 RBI)
The 25 year old sure-handed second baseman made his debut on the Hotsheet by posting a batting average of .420 for the week.
#3 Oscar Salazar – Bowie Bay Sox – 11 for 30 (1 HR, 8 RBI, 4 doubles)
The Baysox third baseman showed off his power and consistency with a grand slam, a 5 RBI night and a 7-game hitting streak.
#4 J.R. House – Norfolk Tides – 9 for 26 (3 doubles, 1 triple, 3 RBI)
The Tides catcher/DH continues to show everyone that his shoulder is healthy and fully healed by hitting .340 for the week with one long ball and three multi-hit games.
#5 Matt Cepicky – Bowie Bay Sox – 9 for 27 (3 doubles, 5 RBI)
The outfielder enjoyed a successful week at the plate and produced three multi-hit games en route to a .330 average.
#6 Jacob Duncan – Frederick Keys – 6 for 19 (3 RBI, 3 runs scored)
The outfielder returns to the Hot Sheet for the second consecutive week with a batting average of .310 and a four game hitting streak.
#7 Cesar Crespo – Norfolk Tides – 8 for 27 (2 doubles, 3 RBI)
The Tides utility man returned to the Hotsheet after delivering an impressive seven game hitting streak that resulted in a .290 batting average.
#8 Kennard Jones – Frederick Keys – 7 for 25 (1 HR)
The Keys outfielder showed improvement and power at the plate this week with 1 home run, a double and a .280 average.
#9 Eli Whiteside – Norfolk Tides – 4 for 13 (double, 2 RBI)
In limited action, the Tides catcher stepped up and delivered when his number was called. His week included a decisive two RBI double in a 3-2 win over the Durham Bulls.
#10 Garrett Olson – Norfolk Tides – 15 IP, 19 K, 5 ER
The Tides lefty fell victim to a lack of run support by his teammates and suffered two losses. All that was despite striking out 19 batters in 15 innings of work and allowing only five earned runs.
The Not So Hotsheet
Brandon Sing – Bowie Baysox – 3 for 19 (0 extra base hits, 1 RBI)
The Orioles had hoped that Sing's disappearing bat act in 2006 was due to allergy and vision problems. Now that they have cleared up, observers are wondering what happened to his power and patience approach.
Justin Johnson – Frederick Keys – 1 for 14 (5 strikeouts)
The Keys' catcher saw his struggles at the plate continue this week. He struck out four times in one game and batted only .070 for the week.
Robert Andrews – Delmarva Shorebirds – 2 for 18 (zero extra base hits)
The Cal St.-Fullerton product has hit safely only five times in his last thirty-six at bats.
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