While an 0-3 effort in the big leagues got in the middle of an 11-game hitting streak for Louisville spanning back to July 31st, it came to an end on Monday for Tucker Barnhart. He came back to start a new one last night by going 2-4 in a loss for the Bats. The switch hitter is hitting .327 with seven walks and just six strikeouts over his last 56 plate appearances for the Louisville in that time frame.
Rey Navarro is making his case to the front office to get a September call up. Tuesday night he had three hits in four trips to the plate. He’s hitting .294/.348/.417 with 17 walks and 23 strikeouts since coming up from Pensacola. The infielder has a hit in five of his last six games.
Coming out of the bullpen for the Bats Chad Rogers tossed 2.0 shutout innings. Over his last eight games he’s posted a 2.53 ERA, all coming in the month of August. Opposing hitters are hitting just .154 on the month after spending nearly two months on the disabled list, missing half of June, all of July and nearly the first week of August.
Pensacola picked up a win and both Yorman Rodriguez and Kyle Waldrop continued their hitting streaks. Yorman Rodriguez led off the game with a single and later walked, going 1-4 with a walk on the game to extend his hitting streak to 12 games. Waldrop had two hits in four at bats, including a double. He extended his hitting streak to nine games where he’s gone 19-38.
Seth Mejias-Brean had two hits for his third straight game by going 2-2 with 2 walks and a double. After going 2-21 in the previous seven games the third baseman has busted out of his slump by going 6-12 over the last three games with four runs batted in and two walks.
Reliever Layne Somsen threw 3.0 shutout innings of relief for Bakersfield on Tuesday night. Stretching back to June 8th in Dayton, the right hander has posted a 0.71 ERA in 25.1 innings pitched. With Bakersfield he’s allowed just one run in his last nine appearances that have spanned 19.1 innings pitched.
The Arizona League Reds only managed four base runners in the entire game, but Reydel Medina represented two of them and he drove in the other two with a 3-run homer. It’s been a rough season for Medina as he’s walked just three times and struck out 60 times in 179 plate appearances. He’s hit for a good amount of power, but the rest of his game has been a struggle so far in his first season.