Despite spending a month on the DL, Ben Pfinsgraff is an All-Star for the second straight year. Pfinsgraff was selected to the New York Penn League All-Star team in 2006, and has an ERA of 1.86 and has struck out 35 batters in 29 innings. Pfinsgraff recently made the switch from the bullpen to the BlueClaws' starting rotation. In two games as a starter, Pfinsgraff has a 4.69 ERA with two no-decisions.
Tuffy Gosewisch made the team primarily on his defense, throwing out runners at 41% clip. He is batting just .241 on the year with 4 homeruns and 24 RBI. Jason Donald was hitting .310 with 4 homeruns and 30 RBI before being called up to Clearwater. Donald was also a New York Penn League All-Star last season last season.
Adrian Cardenas is hitting .270 with 7 homeruns and a team leading 42 RBI.
The BlueClaws evened their record at 30-30 with a 10-4 win at Delmarva on Sunday afternoon. Kevin Howard powered the BlueClaws to victory with a career day at the plate. Howard had a career high 7 RBI in the win. The BlueClaws are currently in fourth place in the Northern Division 13 games behind a West Virginia team that has already clinched the first half title.