Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine
Not only did the Mustangs lose for the first time at home in five tries, they had their five-game winning streak end as well. And the team lost one if its best hitters in third baseman Neftali Soto, who was called up to Single-A Dayton late in the afternoon.
Soto was called up to help the Dragons offset the loss of Brandon Waring, who has been nursing a sprained thumb since last Saturday. Soto was second in the Pioneer League in hitting with a .388 average, and he led the team in RBIs (11) and was tied for the team high in home runs with four.
"We're going to miss him," Garcia said. "It's good for him, it's good for his career and he's really deserved it. The way he goes about his business and the way he works, it couldn't happen to a nicer person."
I would think that this should be his 1st major challenge, I fully expect him to struggle a bit early on. But then I would expect him to pull a Valaika and start beating it up. Should be interesting and here's to hoping i'm right.
On the flipside Brett Bartles should be able to man 3B quite well for Billings.