Dustin Martin has been on a tear in his last ten contests, batting .324, with two home runs. The outfield prospect has 11 hits in that span, has scored four times, and has driven in eight. Danny Valencia appears ready for his September call-up, and is batting .333 over his last eight games. Justin Huber has smacked three home runs in his last nine contests, to go along with a .353 batting average, while Jose Morales is hitting .348 in his last six games.
Armando Gabino is slated to start for the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday, and is coming off a nice string out innings. In his last ten frames, Gabino has struck out ten, and has allowed only four hits. Kevin Mulvey has not allowed an earned run in his last 14.0 innings of work, striking out five, and Reid Santos has been a beast on the mound lately as well. Sean Henn has not allowed an earned run in his last four appearances.
New Britain Rock Cats
Brandon Roberts has been on an absolute tear the past ten games, batting over .400 for the Rock Cats. The speedy outfielder has 17 hits in his last 42 at-bats, and has scored eight times. Luke Hughes is once again tearing up the Eastern League, and has 11 runs batted in his last ten games. He is also batting .333, and has scored six times. Brian Dinkelman and Rene Tosoni are batting close to .300 in the past week and a half, with Tosoni driving in six runs.
Alex Burnett has notched four saves in his past five appearances, striking out nine batters in that span. In his last 12.1 innings, starter Matt Fox has been as dominant as ever, striking out 13, while winning both his starts. Deolis Guerra has struck out 15 in a little over 12 innings of work in his last two starts, and also won two games. Ryan Mullins has been just as effective, as he has allowed only one earned run in his last two starts combined. He has also struck out better than a batter per inning.
Fort Myers Miracle
Over the team's last ten games, the Miracle have gotten some great efforts from their position players. Top prospect Ben Revere is batting .383 in that span, and has stolen a handful of bases. Joe Benson, who is looking like a top prospect once again, is batting .323, and has scored four times. Evan Bigley has driven in nine runs in his last nine games, and is batting well over .300. Estarlin de Los Santos is also batting over .300, while Chris Parmelee has two home runs, and five runs batted in.
Joe Testa continues to dominate on the mound, and through his last three games, he has two wins, and a save. He also hasn't allowed an earned run, and has turned himself into a top pitching prospect this season. Steven Hirschfield may be the team's best starting pitcher lately, which is saying something considering he is on a staff with David Bromberg. Santos Arias has struck out 11 batters over his last 15.0 innings of work, and Matthew Williams has been a power arm out of the bullpen. The Fort Myers staff is 8-2 in the team's last ten games.
The Snappers are batting a dismal .216 as a team over their last ten games, as only a couple of prospects have managed to stay consistent with the bat. In his last five games, catcher Jeff Lanning is batting .412, as he makes a push for more playing time. Ramon Santana is batting .281 over his last ten games, and James Beresford is batting .279. They really need the bats to wake up.
Pitching is the only reason the Snappers are .500 over their past ten games, as the starters and pen guys alike have been stellar. Steve Blevins has not allowed an earned run in his last four appearances, as has Kyle Carr. Both relievers have been great lately. Liam Hendriks has allowed only three earned in his last 14.2 innings, and Daniel Osterbrock and Bruce Pugh have been even more dominant. Through their last 10.2 innings, each pitcher has allowed only one earned run, and have 13 and 15 strikeouts respectively.