Beef Castle was 1-3 with a BB and his 6th HR of the year. Vitters went 1-5 with a SB which is a rarity and Jay Jackson continues to suck in every single role possible giving up 3 ER in .1 IP to lose the game.
Ronald Torreyes has resurrected his prospect status. After a horrible start he has been his usual contact heavy self hitting over .300 in both June and July. Last night he hit 3-4 with a BB and is now batting .263/.326.382 on the year. Torreyes has a little bit of pop but will need to keep that batting average around .300 to maintain much value. Matt Loosen struggled a bit giving up 4 ER in 5 IP but K-State man AJ Morris came in and shut down the opposition to earn his 3rd save of the year.
Javier Baez was 1-3 with a BB and a pair of RBI's. After not walking in over a month Baez now has 2 in the last 3 games so let's hope he keeps it up. Pin Chieh Chen was 3-3 with two walks of his own. Chen would be interesting if he wasn't so damn small. He has zero power so utility is best you can hope for. Dustin Geiger went 2-4 with his 11th HR of the season.
Gioskar Amaya is the best bat in Boise and that's saying something with this team. Yesterday Amaya hit his 5th HR of the year in addition to a walk & his 8th SB. Amaya is sporting a .939 OPS and will be a top 10 guy in our system heading into next season. Ian Dickson and Hunter Ackerman combined for a shutout. Dickson started and struck out 4 in 5 IP and Ackerman fanned 6 in his 4 IP and only gave up one hit.
Jorge Soler hit 1-3 with a walk and Trevor Gretzky was 2-4. Gretzky hasn't done much a pro and with Rock Shoulders and Dan Vogelbach ahead of him at 1B he needs to move to the OF and start hitting to have much of a chance. Last night marked the long awaited debut of 2011 overslot pick Dillon Maples who has been out since spring with elbow issues. It started in typical Cub fashion
Then Maples was able to get a strikeout and a double play to escape the jam. 2012 pick Paul Blackburn pitched 2.1 innings of scoreless ball and struck out 2 batters.