Jonathan India hit his first home run for the Dayton Dragons last night. He didn’t get cheated, either. He took a 97 MPH (at least according to the scoreboard – no clue how accurate that is) and turned it around with a quickness.
It was the 4th home run of the season for Jonathan India, who has seen time with the Greeneville Reds, Billings Mustangs, and now Dayton Dragons. Between those three stops the Cincinnati Reds 1st rounder is now hitting .268/.435/.507 in 22 games and 92 plate appearances.
Mariel Bautista is heating up for the Billings Mustangs
Out in big sky country Mariel Bautista is catching fire for the Billings Mustangs. Over his last six games he’s racked up five multi-hit games, and is hitting .467/.484/.700. But he’s been swinging a pretty hot bat for far longer than the last week.
Going back to June 30th he’s only gone without a hit three games (of 20). The 20-year-old center fielder has hit .337/.382/.565 in that stretch with seven doubles, a triple, four home runs, and he’s stolen six bases. After a bit of a slow start in June he’s now hitting .307/.355/.496 on the season in 152 plate appearances.
DJ Peterson showing off the power for Louisville
Last night I posted this on twitter, so let’s just repost it here to show off the stupid amounts of opposite field power that D.J. Peterson showed last night in Columbus for the Louisville Bats.
This was DJ Peterson’s home run tonight in Columbus. Over the scoreboard and out of the park. Opposite field. The right fielder barely moved.
That’s what you call CRUSHED. pic.twitter.com/iMGBvrxIsa
— Doug Gray (@dougdirt24) August 5, 2018
Brian O’Grady quietly putting together his best season
Brian O’Grady also homered in Columbus last night for the Louisville Bats. It was his 8th homer of the year, and I’m honestly not sure if it would have cleared the fence if not for the fielder who attempted a leaping catch at the wall and may have pushed it over. But, at the end of the day it goes in the books as a home run.
That home run helped him to a 2-3 night with 2 walks. Between his two stops this season, he’s hit a combined .266/.351/.482 with 14 doubles, five triples, and eight homers in 77 games played. The average and slugging percentage are both career bests for O’Grady.