Mes' night ended 2 for 3 with a BB. He's up to .310/.366/.655 for a 1.022 OPS at AA since his call-up to Carolina. That's in 116 at-bats (and slightly more plate appearances).
He was 1.035 at high A before his call-up.
If I have the Wild Card stuff read right, L'ville is within 5.5 games of a Wild Card in the IL. So, as bad as their start to the season was, they still have playoff life.
Juan Francisco's line is up to .280/.316/.540 for a .856 OPS. 11 HR and 16 doubes in 211 at-bats.
After finishing last in the first half, Carolina is 11-11 to start the second half and just one game back in their division.
So Juan Fran hits a 3 run homer in the 7th, and a 2 run Hr in the bottom of the ninth to win the game...gets barely a nod here...hmmm (unless I have dates/games wrong or something).
A bat that the Reds could possibly use some time this year. Can his LF defense be any worse than Gomes?
Thought his walkoff was Thursday night's game, and it was certainly talked about a bit in that thread.
And I just listed his updated stat line right above your post.
There is also plenty of recent Francisco chatter here:
This year the discipline is very similar with a slight upgrade. His power has gone from well above average to elite. For a guy who was hitting for well above average power while being injured, I don't know how big of a surprise it is that he is showing the power he is.
The AZL Reds won 19-4.
Junior Arias: 3-for-5 walk, 2 RBI
David Vidal: 3-for-5 3 HR (#2, 3, 4), walk, 8 RBI
Domonic D'Anna: 2-for-4 two doubles, 2 walks
Robert Maddox: 4-for-6 2B, HR (#1), 4 RBI
Samuel Diaz: 4-for-6
Jonathan Correa: 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 10 K
I miss Adam Dunn.
Billy Hamilton is now OPSing over .800 with Billings. .295/.376/.442 - .818 OPS in 95 atbats. 6 doubles, 4 triples. He got off to a slow start too. His BB/K ratio is at 9 BB/11 K in July (62 atbats).
I miss Adam Dunn.
Last edited by GIDP; 07-17-2010 at 04:10 AM.
"He hasn't gotten into the routine," Reds general manger Walt Jocketty said. "He's better when he goes one inning. We want him to point where he can go on back-to-back days and go more than one inning."