Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Quick Hits

☛ Only one Bison made this season's International League All-Star team: Pat Misch. Misch has a 9-3 record with a 3.12 ERA and a WHIP of only 1.17. He's struck out 64 while walking only 19. In his last 10 appearances his ERA is 3.01. The Mets could use him in their starting rotation.

☛ Three Binghamton Mets made the Eastern League All-Star team: pitcher Josh Stinson, catcher Mike Nickeas, and outfielder Kirk Niewenhuis.

☛ In the Florida State League, the offensive player of the week is Rebel Ridling. He doesn't play for St. Lucie; however, he has a most unusual first name, and I like the way his first and last names both begin with the same consonant.

☛ The FSL's All-Star game was played last month:
"Josh Satin of the St. Lucie Mets took home the game's Most Valuable Player honors. Not only did Satin belt a game-tying two-run homer off Daytona's Aaron Schafer in the eighth inning, but he came through with a go-ahead RBI-single in the top of the 10th to put the South ahead to stay." (Source)
 ☛ Satin is now playing for the B-Mets and is hitting .314.

☛ The Cyclones won yesterday despite poor pitching, 12-9. Rightfielder Cory Vaughn hit his seventh home run, making him the league leader in that category. Centerfielder Darrell Ceciliani's three hits upped his average to .388, tops in the league, though his OPS of 1.000 is only second-best. Shorstop Rylan Sandoval hit his fourth homer. As a team, the Cyclones lead the NY-Penn League in hitting but are sixth in pitching. (The league has 14 teams.) Is their hitting coach that much better than their pitching coach?

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