A good week for Lehigh Valley, who went 5-2 on the week and now stand at 33-32, and in 3rd place of the Northern Division of the International League, 4.5 games behind division leading Pawtucket. The ‘Pigs have an off day Wednesday and then continue their home stand with four games over the weekend against Scranton before they leave for an eight game road trip.
‘Pigs Prospects: Darin Ruf’s homerless streak has now reached 100 plus AB’s, to go along with 25 strikeouts in his last 88 AB’s. He has had a nagging hand injury but that said, Ruf simply isnt producing in the manner necessary to get serious consideration for a call up. After a three hit night in Game Two last night, Ruf is at .262/.339/.407 on the year with 5 HR and 30 RBI. Since May 1, Ruf is hitting .259 with just 1 HR. Ruf works very hard and has played LF quite capably, but this funk has led to a larger question mark next to his name in regards to big league potential. Continue reading Lehigh Valley Weekly Report
Yoel Mecias with the pitching performance of the day, 1R, 2H, 2BB, and 7K in 5IP., followed up by 3R (2 earned), on 5H, 2BB, and 5K in 6IP from Seth Rosin. Cameron Rupp’s OPSing 1.000 in 1 game at AAA, after a double in three trips to the plate. His ISO is also good, at .334. Both are totally sustainable, I’m sure. Aaron Atlherr with his 7th HR, and Roman Quinn with his 29th steal, and his 26th error. Now that’s what I call filling up the stat sheet and yes I just said that and no I don’t think I’m going to take it back.
An so we come to Kelly Dugan – two hits and two walks on the day. His OBP .417, his OPS .994. Sure, he’s got a .425 BABIP, but it’s on a nearly 25% (!!!) line drive rate. Time to throw him into the fire at AA and see if he stays hot or cools off. Which, I’ll admit, is kind of confusing given the fire reference. How about throw him into the lion’s den and see if “gets eaten alive” or “kills a lion with his bare hands”. That sort of works. Dunk him in water and see if he’s a witch? No. Hmm…something about the “batcave”? That’s baseballish. And I mean the animal bats, not Batman. If they ever make a comedy version of Batman, maybe his dad could direct and Sandler could play the starring role. That would be super. Anyway, here’s some boxes:
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