Let’s go Down on the Farm:
24 year-old Chris Valaika (3rd Rd – 2006) went 3 for 4 with a 2B, R, and an RBI.Ã‚Â The second baseman has started his 5th professional season on fire, hitting .375/.395/.550 in 40 ABs.Ã‚Â Last year in AAA, Valaika hit just .235/.271/.344.
26 year-old Matt Maloney (Phillies 3rd Rd – 2005) tossed 5 innings giving up just a R, on 4 H and 0 BB while striking out 7.Ã‚Â In his 3 starts, Matt has a 2.16 ERA with 22Ks in 16.2 innings….that will get it done!
26 year-old Carlos Fisher (11th Rd – 2005) continued his strong pitching, throwing another scoreless inning with 2 Ks.Ã‚Â In 8 innings this year, he has given up just one hit and one walk, while striking out 8.
Ã‚Â Tennessee vs. Carolina PPD.
Lynchburg struggled against Salem in game one with only one hit.Ã‚Â I am going to highlight 21 year-old Devin Mesoraco (1st Rd – 2007) since he did knock in a run.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Mesoraco might finally be hitting his stride; he is hitting (.303/.368/.545) this year.
21 year-old Brad BoxbergerÃ‚Â (Supplement Rd. 1 – 2009)Ã‚Â threw 4 innings, giving up an ER, 6 H, and a BB.Ã‚Â In his first 14 professionalÃ‚Â innings,Ã‚Â he has 17 Ks and a 1.93 ERA.
20 year-old J.C. SulbaranÃ‚Â (30th Rd – 2008)Ã‚Â tossed 6 very strong innings, giving up just 1 ER, 4 H, and 1 BB while striking out 8.Ã‚Â J.C. now has a a 3.94 ERA with 16 Ks in 16 IP.
23 year-old third basemanÃ‚Â Frank Pfister (17th Rd- 2008) went 2 for 4 with a 2B, and 2 RBI.Ã‚Â Pfister, in his 3rd pro season, has struggled so far hitting just (.242/.279/.312)