Last night in Pensacola, newcomer to the organization Nick Longhi hit a long home run for the Blue Wahoos. The 3-run show to left-center was all the offense that Pensacola would get, but it was also all that they would need on the night as they held on for a 3-2 win over Chattanooga. The camera was rolling at the time, so here’s the video.
Nick Longhi is out to a nice start with Pensacola. He’s hitting .273/.385/.636 with a double and a home run in his first four games played. He’s also walked as many times as he has struck out, two times each.
Taylor Trammell & Jose Siri remain hot
The Dayton Dragons outfield is helping carry the offense over the last two-and-a-half months. Last night saw Taylor Trammell go 2-4 with a walk and a grand slam. It was his 7th home run of the season. The 19-year-old got out to a slow start in April, but since the calendar flipped to May he’s been one of the best hitters in the entire Midwest League. Over 60 games and 268 plate appearances he’s hitting .300/.371/.502. He’s also stolen 16 bases in that span.
Jose Siri went 1-4 with a walk and a solo home run for Dayton last night. The 21-year-old outfielder also got out to a slow start in April, but like Trammell, has been one of the best hitters in the league since May began. The center fielder is hitting .307/.350/.548 with 13 home runs in the last 58 games played. His solo home run in the 7th inning last night extended his hitting streak to 18 games.
They aren’t the only players swinging hot bats in the organization, though. In Billings, Alejo Lopez is on fire. The 21-year-old infielder is hitting .361/.429/.639 through 17 games. That’s come along with as many walks as strikeouts, seven. Entering the year he had 267 career plate appearances with just one home run to his name. He’s already hit three of them this season.
In Arizona the AZL Reds are riding the hot bat of Reshard Munroe. The 21-year-old outfielder didn’t play much in 2016 in Arizona, racking up just 62 plate appearances. Through 10 games and 40 plate appearances this year he’s already had more hits, as many walks and as many extra-base hits as he had last season. He’s walked more times than he’s struck out, 10-to-6 and he’s hitting a cool .433/.575/.567.