On Friday night in Grand Junction Miles Gordon was playing for the Billings Mustangs and suffered a shoulder injury.
In the bottom of the 9th inning he tracked a ball to the wall in right field. As he got to the wall he reached up and as he got his arm to the apex he collided with the wall and went down quite awkwardly. At first it seemed like he may have hurt his knee with the way that he fell, but it easy to see that he was having shoulder issues rather quickly. The trainer, manager and teammates all ran out to check on him. After a few minutes he was able to stand up and he walked off of the field on his own, but his right arm just hung there and he didn’t move it at all.
He’s been placed on the disabled list with a separated shoulder and appears to be done for the season as he was placed on the 60-day minor league disabled list.
It was an unfortunate end to the season for Miles Gordon. The 18-year-old was having a nice second season as a professional. The Ontario native had played in 22-games for the Billings Mustangs and was hitting .262/.372/.369 on the season. He had hit three doubles, two triples, stolen three bases and had 11 walks to go along with just 14 strikeouts in 80 plate appearances.
Sarkis Ohanian picked up the save for the Dayton Dragons in the 10th inning last night. The right-hander from Duke has been absolutely other-wordly since he returned from extended spring training at the start of June.
Ohanian has made 19 appearances and he’s allowed a run in just three of those games – and never more than one. That’s good for an ERA of 1.35 in 20.0 innings. He hasn’t allowed a home run since returning (and only one on the entire season), has walked just five batters and he’s struck out 37 of the 71 batters that he’s faced in that span (that’s 52% of the batters he’s faced).
Also in that Dayton game we saw 1st rounder Nick Senzel rack up another two hits. The 2nd overall pick has now played in 19 games with the Dragons and he’s torn the cover off of the ball. In 86 plate appearances he’s now hitting .333/.435/.536 with 12 walks and 14 strikeouts.
As I type this, Aristides Aquino has hit his 14th home run of the year. That’s more than anyone hit for Dayton last year (Taylor Sparks led the way with 13 for the Tortugas in 2015). 14 home runs led the entire Florida State League in 2015, but this year, despite it still being July, that only ranks third (tied with two other players). While Aquino has still battled some consistency throughout the year, he’s taken a big step forward in 2016 after having an injury fill, tough season in 2015 with Dayton.