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Home Minor Leagues 7/3 MiLB Recap: Alen Hanson hits 14th HR

7/3 MiLB Recap: Alen Hanson hits 14th HR

Chris Leroux pitched two scoreless innings in what will probably be his final rehab appearance. A decision must now be made by Thursday on if he will join the club, or be designated for assignment. In 14 1/3 innings over the past month, he has a 3.77 ERA with a 10:6 K:BB ratio.

Jordy Mercer was 2 for 3 with a double and a home run, his 4th of the season. He’s just 7 for 34 (.206) since his short stint in the Majors.

Starling Marte was 1 for 4 with a walk. Marte doubled his season walk total thanks to 10 free passes in the month of June. He now has two through his first three games in July. That was perhaps the single-most thing he truly needed to work on while in Triple-A. He seems to be working on it.

Brandon Cumpton pitched five innings, giving up just one run. He didn’t strike out a batter and gave up four walks, though. His ERA has dropped down to 3.13 on the season.

Robbie Grossman went 3 for 4 and is hitting .432/.571/.676 in his last ten games. He posted a .956 OPS in June and is well on his way to a good start to July.

Alen Hanson was 1 for 4 with his 14th home run of the season. The only players in the organization with more homers than the 152 pound switch-hitting shortstop are Andrew McCutchen and Pedro Alvarez.

2011 17th round pick Ryan Hafner is still winless on the year (0-6) after allowing two runs on three hits and two walks in 2/3 of an inning. Control has been a big Achilles heel for Hafner this year as he has a 23:48 K:BB ratio over 46 1/3 innings.

Samuel Gonzalez was 2 for 4 with a home run. What was amazing about Gonzalez’ long ball, is that it was the first by a Spikes player all season long. Tonight was their 16th game of the season.

2011 8th round pick Jason Creasy gave up two runs over five innings in his fourth start of the year. He struck out six and walked just one.

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