Louisville had to go to extra-innings to pick up their win. In that win Thomas Neal had two hits, both doubles, in five at bats. Neal has had an inconsistent season, but he’s back on the right track, hitting .370/.485/.481 so far in August with five walks and just three strikeouts in seven games.
In the Pensacola Blue Wahoos win last night the home team picked up their first run on a Seth Mejias-Brean solo homer. He would add an RBI single later in the game, going 2-4 on the night with two run batted in. Over the last eight games the third baseman is 9-30 (.300) with a triple, two homers, two walks and four runs batted in. After struggling in July, he’s turned things around so far in August.
After a rough outing on July 28th Jon Moscot has put together two strong outings in a row, including last nights 7.0 shutout innings where he allowed just three base runners and struck out four batters. The right hander has posted a 0.69 ERA in two starts in August, covering 13.0 innings with nine strikeouts. He’s lowered his ERA to 3.14 in 143.1 innings pitched with those two strong starts.
Coming off of his first hiccup with Pensacola in his last outing Ben Klimesh tossed 1.1 perfect innings to pick up his first Double-A save last night. Klimesh has taken the Southern League to the woodshed with the lone exception of his outing on August 6th, tossing 7.2 innings with 14 strikeouts since being promoted in the last week of July.
The Dayton Dragons swept a double header on Friday night. Ronald Bueno was a big part of that sweep, going 4-8 with a walk, double, two runs and two runs batted in between the two games. The infielder got off to a slow start to the season, but he’s really turned things on lately, hitting .355 over his last 10 games with seven walks.
Dan Langfield has struggled with his control over his past six starts, but on Friday night against Bowling Green it wasn’t a problem as he walked just one batter over 5.0 innings while adding in five strikeouts. While the walk rate has been high, he’s also been missing a whole lot of bats. His five strikeouts on Friday pushed his season total to 79 in just 58.1 innings.
In the Billings win KJ Franklin extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a 1-4 night. He’s hitting .333 over the streak with eight extra-base hits, six runs and six runs batted in.
Argenis Aldazoro had a 2-3 night with a home run and three runs batted in to help the Mustangs to a win. It just continued his strong season. After beginning the year 1-20 in his first five games, Aldazoro has hit .349/.391/.538 with 12 extra-base hits, 22 runs, 16 RBI and has added seven steals without being caught.
Mustangs starter Wyatt Strahan tossed 3.0 perfect innings before exiting the game. It was the right handers third strong start in a row, covering 9.0 innings with just one run allowed, no walks and he has struck out 11 batters. The 2014 third round pick has yet to allow a run on the season.