Adam Miller, RP-AKR: IP, H
Miller has been flat-out dominant of late for the Aeros out of the bullpen. In his last 9 appearances, Miller has gone 11 innings with 10 strikeouts and has not allowed an earned run. His fastball is up to 96, and while his slider is still somewhat inconsistent it is getting better and better with every outing. He’ll likely finish up this season in Columbus, and should be an option for the big league bullpen out of spring training next year. Any way you look at it, it’s a great story and would be amazing if Miller finally makes it to pitch in the major leagues.
- Cory Kluber, SP-COL: 7 IP, 3 ER, 6 H, 2 BB, 7 K. This is more or less what I was envisioning from Kluber this year. Unfortunately, he’s struggled to control his walks and has a 6.19 ERA on the season for the Clippers.
- Nick Hagadone, RP-COL: W (3-1), IP, 2 H, 2 K, BB. It’s a good thing Hagadone can miss bats, as the strikeouts enabled him to escape a bases-loaded jam in the top of the 8th. Hagadone has now thrown 7 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings, spanning his last 5 appearances.
- Josh Judy, RP-COL: S (13), IP, K. That makes it 9 straight scoreless outings for Judy over 10 2/3 innings.
- Jason Kipnis, 2B-COL: 1-3, RBI, BB, R, K. Kipnis has a .417/.500/.694 line in his last 10 games, and is at .302/.385/.515 on the season.
- Luis Valbuena, SS-COL: 1-4, RBI, R. Valbuena was called up to Cleveland after last night’s game.
- Tim Fedroff, CF-COL: 1-3, R, BB, K. Fedroff has hits in 7 of his 11 AAA games, and is hitting .306/.390/.444 overall for the Clip Show.
- Matt Packer, SP-AKR: W (3-8), 7 IP, 2ER, 7 H, 5 K, BB. Packer recorded his first win since May 27. He went 0-3 with a 10.17 ERA in 5 June starts.
- Cory Burns, RP-AKR: S (23), IP, H, K. Now 15 straight scoreless appearances and counting for the Akron closer.
- Beau Mills, DH-AKR: 2-3, BB, R. Mills has cooled off of late, but had a solid June, posting a .306/.353/.491 line last month.
- Tyler Cannon, 2B-AKR: 1-3, 2B, RBI. Cannon is handling his promotion to AA quite well so far.
- Jordan Smith, 3B-MVS: 1-2, 2B, RBI, 2 BB, 2 R. Smith keeps filling the stat sheet for the Scrappers.
- Alex Lavisky, C-MVS: 0-4, 2 K. Lavisky is mired in an 0-14 stretch, and has struck out in 8 of those 14 at bats. I thought he would get back on track in the short season NYP League, but if anything he’s done the opposite, posting a .434 OPS in 20 games for the Scrappers.