Better late than never, right? Ã‚Â All of the editors here at Redleg NationÃ‚Â cast their votes at the start of the month and it completely slipped my mind to actually post the winners here.
Hitter of the Month
In August, Juan Francisco hit .364/.371/.667 in 16 games at Triple – A Louisville. Ã‚Â He also hit 5 homeruns and drove in 18 rbis. Ã‚Â Since MiLB.com erases a player’s stats when he moves from level to level, I am not sure what he put up in Double – A before arriving in Louisville. Ã‚Â Nonetheless, his stats in his 16 Triple – A games were enough to give Francisco our praise for the month.
Pitcher of the Month
He may have only gone .500 Ã‚Â for the month with a 2-2 record, but Redleg Nation Spotlight Player Matt Klinker was brilliant in other stats. Ã‚Â In 5 starts, Matt threw 29 innings in August, posting an earned run average of 2.48 for the month. Ã‚Â He struck out 30 while allowing 22 hits and walking 13. Ã‚Â Opponents hit .204 off of Matt for the month. Ã‚Â I have a feeling that if and when Matt makes it to the show, he will have a huge Redleg Nation following at the game when he makes his debut in Cincinnati.
April Players of the Month – Adam Rosales and Matt Maloney
May Players of the Month – Chris Heisey and Travis Wood
June Players of the Month – Danny Dorn and Homer Bailey
July Players of the Month – Kevin Barker and Ben Jukich