Saturday, July 17, 2010

System check

TRIPLE-A, DURHAM BULLS
International League South

(55-37, first place, 7 GA)
RHP Brian Baker is 7-0 with a 2.56 ERA. He allowed one run in two innings Friday.
C Jose Lobaton has a .273 average, six home runs and 24 RBIs.
IF Elliot Johnson is hitting .300, is 21-of-24 on steals and has scored 41 runs.
RHP Aneury Rodriguez, with two shutout innings Thursday, is 4-5 with a 3.99 ERA.
LHP Darin Downs has an 8.38 ERA in eight games.

HIGH-CLASS A, CHARLOTTE STONE CRABS
Florida State League South

(9-13, fifth place, 5 GB)
RHP Zach Quate had a 23-inning scoreless streak snapped Wednesday in winning his second straight appearance. He’s 2-1 with 15 saves and an 0.58 ERA.
SS Tim Beckham, hitting .319 in July, has a .229 average this season with five home runs, 42 RBIs and 80 strikeouts.
RHP Nick Barnese threw six shutout innings Wednesday and has a 2.83 ERA.

LOW-CLASS A, BOWLING GREEN HOT RODS
Midwest League Eastern

(10-11, fifth place, 7 GB)
RHP Kirby Yates threw seven shutout innings Thursday for his first win since joining the starting rotation a month ago. This year, he has a 1.97 ERA and a .179 average against.
1B Ryan Wiegand is hitting .359 with 10 RBIs in July, giving him a .279 average and 43 RBIs this year.
LHP Aaron Dott allowed an unearned run and one hit in four innings Wednesday.

SHORT-SEASON A, HUDSON VALLEY RENEGADES
New York-Penn League McNamara

(11-16, fourth place, 6.5 GB)
SS Derek Dietrich had a three-game home run streak snapped Friday. They were his first three homers. He’s hitting .258 with 18 runs scored and 11 RBIs.
RHP Wilmer Almonte allowed one run over eight innings in a no-decision Friday.

ROOKIE, PRINCETON RAYS
Appalachian League East

(11-13, fourth place, 2 GB)
RHP Eliazer Suero threw seven shutout innings Friday, giving up three hits, walking none and striking out nine for his first win. He has a 1.78 ERA and an 18-inning scoreless streak.

ROOKIE, GCL RAYS
Gulf Coast League South

(11-12, tied for second, 5 GB)
C Justin O’Connor, a first-round draft pick in June, hit his first home run Wednesday. He’s hitting .173 in 16 games.
RHP Marcus Jensen has allowed 10 hits and one earned run in 18 innings.

WAYWARD BISCUITS
Those who strayed from the Rays

1B Chris Nowak homered in his first game at Double-A Huntsville on Thursday.
LF Delmon Young has a .303 average, 10 home runs and 59 RBIs for the Minnesota Twins. He’s hitting .364 in July.
LHP Chris Seddon was promoted from Triple-A Tacoma to the Seattle Mariners on Thursday. He first reached the majors in 2007 with the Florida Marlins.
RHP Jean Machi is 5-2 with 12 saves and a 3.58 ERA for Triple-A Indianapolis (Pirates).
RHP Eduardo Morlan has a 4.01 ERA in 17 games with Double-A Huntsville (Brewers).
2B Johnny Raburn has a .231 average at Triple-A (Brewers).
RHP Ruddy Lugo was released by Triple-A Toledo (Tigers). He was 2-4 with an 8.16 ERA.
C Josh Arhart has a .328 average at independent Victoria. He has a .428 on-base percentage and a .599 slugging percentage.
RHP Carlos Hines is 2-0 with a 3.25 ERA for independent Somerset.
OF Francisco Leandro is hitting .283 at independent Pensacola.
OF Elijah Dukes has a .233 average in nine games with independent Newark.