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Weekend Highlights from around the Farm (in no particular order)

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Weekend Highlights from the Farm

  1. Nick Barnese- In his 3rd real start in Bowling Green, the right hander was dominant allowing just 1 infield hit over 7 innings while walking none. He had six strikeouts while leading Bowling Green to a 2-0 victory. Josh Satow continued to impress pitching 2 hitless innings of scoreless relief with 3 strikeouts, though he did walk 2. The 23 year old southpaw now has a FIP of 1.33 with a K:BB ratio of 7.6.
  1. Jake Jeffries of Bowling Green went 5-12 over the weekend with a 2B. He continues to be a tough strikeout with only 21 through 246 plate appearances. His slash lines are currently sitting at .258/.328/.347.  The 21 year old left-handed batting catcher has actually has more success vs. southpaws OPSing .811 than vs. righties (OPS .636).
  1. South Atlantic All-star representative Chris Andujar pitched 4 scoreless innings in a no-decision weekend start for Bowling Green striking out 2 while walking one. The 21 year old right-hander improved his ERA to 2.55 with an 8-2 record. Andujar's ERA is a little misleading as his FIP sits at 4.00 due to a 1.68 K/BB ratio.
  1. 21 year old left-hander Frank De Los Santos had one of his stronger outings for the Hot Rods going 6 innings while striking out 5 and walking none. He did allow 3 runs though only one was earned in a game marred by 5 defensive errors (4 by the brothers Beckham). De Los Santos currently has a FIP of 4.00.
    1. Montgomery 24 year old right-hander Heath Rollins pitched 6 innings of 1 run ball, finishing with 5 strikeouts and 2 walks. His FIP is sitting at 3.36, allowing just 3 HR in 79.1 IP.
    1. Montgomery reliever Paul Phillips continues to pitch very well since being called up from Charlotte. The 25 year old right-hander was in the Blue Jays organization from 2006 to 2008 mostly in A+ ball. He was promoted from Charlotte after posting a 3.50 FIP in 18 relief outings. In 6 games for Montgomery he has pitched 9 shutout innings of relief surrendering 2 hits and 2 BBs while striking out 6. In Montgomery his FIP is currently 2.53.
    1.  26 year old right-hander Brian Baker continues to have a very good year for the Biscuits pitching 5 innings of shutout baseball striking out 5 while walking 1. He has started 5 games in total appearances compiling a record of 3-1 with a 3.33 ERA. He is striking out 8.5 hitters per 9 innings with a K:BB ratio of 3.07. His FIP currently resides at 2.83.
    1. Wade Davis continued his recent string of good performances in AAA going 7 innings while striking out 9 and walking 2. Davis did allow a home run. In his last 25 innings he has struck out 33 hitters while only walking 5. His FIP is now down to 3.60.
    1. Chad Bradford continued to pitch well during his rehab stint throwing 2 more scoreless innings for Durham. Combined between 3 levels, he has pitched 8 innings on one run ball while striking out 5 and walking 1.
    1.  Justin Ruggiano went 4-12 with 2 walks over the weekend including a grand slam (9 HR). Ruggiano's slash lines are .247/.342/.414 on the year with a high K% of 33.1%.
    1. After a slow start since being promoted from Montgomery, 1B Rhyne Hughes has been on a tear. He ended the weekend 6-13 with 2 doubles and a triple. Hughes slash line at AAA is now .306/.333/.531. His K% has declined from 35.4% with the Biscuits to 24.5% with Durham. Hughes was leading the Southern League in home runs at the time of his promotion.
    1. Durham stalwart Jon Weber went 3-8 over the weekend with a walk, a double, and a HR. The 31 year old outfielder has been very consistent over the past three season at Durham with OPS ranging from .757 to .781. His current slash line is .265/.346/.429.
    1. The Florida State League held its annual all star game. The Stone Crabs had four representatives. Darrin Downs pitched a scoreless 2nd inning, while Matt Gorgen worked a scoreless ninth. Cody Cipriano struck out 3 times going 1-5 while Ian Sexton reached safely in all 3 plate appearances with 2 hits and a walk. He picked up an RBI in the process.