Jack Hannahan, 3B-LCC: 1-5, RBI, 3 K.
Hannahan finally got off the schnide in minor league play last night, collecting his first hit in 12 AB between AAA Columbus and low-A Lake County. He also struck out three times, bringing his total to 6. Striking out in half of your minor league at bats is less than encouraging, especially when four of those came in low-A play. Still, Hannahan is expected to be activated soon and will hopefully provide a shot in the arm to a suddenly struggling Indians offense. It will be interesting to see how manager Manny Acta, long a supporter of Hannahan, handles both Hannahan and Lonnie Chisenhall's playing time when Jack is re-activated.
Cory Kluber, SP-COL: W (5-6), 7 IP, 4 H, 5 K, BB. Seven shutout innings for Kluber in what was probably his best start of the season. Everything about Kluber's 2012 is better than last season; his K rate is up, his walk rate is down, and by extension his ERA is almost a full 2 runs lower. For the season, he's 5-6 with a 3.73 ERA and has 78 K and 31 BB in 70 IP for the Clippers.
Russ Canzler, 1B-COL: 1-4, HR (4), 4 RBI, R, 2 K. All four of the Clippers runs last night came off of a Canzler grand slam. Like other Clippers hitters (cough, LaPorta, cough), Canzler has crazy home/road splits this year. In the friendly confines of Huntington Park, Canzler has posted a .816 OPS. On the road, his OPS is just .565. Three of his four HR have come on the road though, proving...well, I'm not really sure what that proves.
Cord Phelps, 2B-COL: 2-4, R. Phelps was the only Clipper with more than one hit in yesterday's contest. He's got a 9-game hitting streak going, during which he's hitting .419 (13-31) with a HR, 5 2B and 3 RBI.
Bryce Stowell, RP-AKR: IP, H, K, BB. Stowell continues to impress this season, and now has 25 K and just 2 BB in 14 IP for the Aeros. If he can stay healthy, he's a backend bullpen arm. But health continues to be an issue with Stowell, who missed about a month earlier this year with a right forearm strain.
Loek van Mil, RP-AKR: 2 1/3 IP, 2 K. The giant van Mil has been outstanding for the Aeros since coming over, allowing just 3 ER while striking out 19 and walking 4 in 19 IP.
Kyle Landis, RP-AKR: 2 IP, 2 H, K, BB. Landis has now thrown 10 2/3 innings without allowing a run. He lowered his season ERA to 1.85, and has an even 34 K in 34 IP.
Roberto Perez, C-AKR: 1-3, RBI, 2 BB, CS. In addition to reaching base three times at the plate yesterday, Perez picked a runner of 1B with a snap-throw. Much like St. Louis' Yadier Molina, Perez loves throwing behind runners when they stray too far off base, and he often makes them pay for it.
Nick Weglarz, LF-AKR: 1-5, HR (7), 2 RBI, R, 3 K. Wegz has hit in 7 of his last 8 games, going 9-26 in that timeframe with 3 HR and 9 RBI. He's still a prospect...barely.
Tyler Sturdevant, RP-CAR: 2 IP, H, K, BB. Yesterday was just the 5th and 6th innings pitched for Sturdevant on the season as he suffered an arm injury in spring training. He's working his way back into game shape, and has a nasty cutter that is tough on both lefties and rightys.
Bo Greenwell, DH-CAR: 1-3, RBI, BB, SB, K. He's back! Last night was Greenwell's first game of the season after a litany of injuries in 2011. Good to see him back on the field, and hope there are many more nights like this in store.
Jesus Aguilar, 1B-CAR: 2-4, 2B, R, K. Aguilar was the only Mudcat with more than one hit yesterday. He's been struggling of late though, hitting just .156/.270/.188 in his last 10 games.
Grant Sides, RP-LCC: 3 IP, H, 3 K, BB. Sides has struck out 37 hitters in 34 1/3 IP for the Captains this season, with just 11 walks. He has a miniscule 1.05 ERA, having allowed just 4 ER all season.
Francisco Lindor, SS-LCC: 1-2, 2B, RBI, 6 BB, R, K. Lindor has walked an impressive 12 times in his last 6 games. That streak started the day after I said on ATF that he needed to walk more and strike out less. Coincidence? Absolutely it is. But it's still pretty cool.
Bryson Myles, RF-LCC: 2-4, 2 RBI, BB, K. Myles has 2 hits in back-to-back games, and has driven in 5 runs as well.
Jordan Smith, LF-LCC: 4-8, 2B, 2 R, K. In his last 10 games, Smith is hitting an impressive .381/.469/.571 with a 3B and 6 2B. His season line is up to .297/.347/.450 with 3 HR and 26 RBI.
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