Honorable Mention: July Player of the Month
SC Hitter(Minimum 100 PA) Josh James .274 AVG, .360 OBP, 12 HR, 29 RBI
SC Pitcher(Minimum 35 IP) John Gaetly 42.1 IP, 11 G, 3 GS, 3-0, 5/5 SVs, 1 HLD 1.70 ERA, .80 WHIP
JC Hitter( Minimum 100 PA) Tim Bradshaw .330 AVG, ,417 OBP, 5 HR, 17 RBI
JC Pitcher(Minimum 35 IP) Adam Trower 48 IP, 6 GS, 5-1, 40 Ks, 14 BB, 1.50 ERA, .88 WHIP
Pittsburgh struggles to field competition or healthy OF after Cho demotion and now Salvador missing time, Pitt will likely hit the trade market. AUS loses Carlos Ramos which leaves a big hole in their lineup after his productive season so far ends abruptly. SEA loses young SS Sabala for a couple weeks leaving them slim at MI.
Game of the Week OOTP Recap:
The El Paso Diablos picked up a win at Whataburger Field, knocking off the Seattle Metros, 6-5. On the mound for El Paso was right-hander Elliott Edick, who played a pivotal role in the win. The Diablos saw their record improve to 18-18.
El Paso’s win came gift-wrapped. With one out in the bottom of the 18th, with the game tied, Richard Barbe reached on an error by the SS, driving in 1 run.
Barbe said this kind of win gives the team “a buzz.”