The elder DSL team had a great two week span dating back to July 17th, going 6-2 to improve to 9-4 on the season and maintain first place in the DSL Northwest, tied with Dodgers Bautista. While they have been in the middle of the pack offensively, they walk a ton and have had quite a few solid pitching performances

Day by Day

7/17 W 11-2 Blue at Red: W Cruz, L Quezada
7/19 L 9-5 Red Sox Red at Blue: W De Leon, L O. Diaz, S E. Diaz
7/20 W 1-0 Blue at Red Sox Red: W Bautista, L Ortuno, S Almonte
7/22 L 4-10 Blue at Marlins: W Valenzia, L Contreras
7/23 W 5-6 Marlins at Blue: W Polanco, L Rojas
7/24 0-0 Red at Blue (Susp/8)
7/26 W 3-4 Dodgers Bautista at Blue: W Garcia, L Matos, S Diaz
7/27 W 6-2 Blue at Dodgers Bautista: W Breton, L Abad
7/29 Blue at Royals Blue (PPD)
7/30 L 6-1 Royals Blue at Blue (F/7): W Rosario, L Contreras
7/30 W 6-4 Blue at Royals Blue (F/7): W Flores, L Arronde, S Sosa

Player of the Week

SP Victor Garcia: 2 GS, 8 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 7 K

Garcia’s second start of the season was his best in his young career. He went four scoreless innings with one hit allowed, two walks and four strike outs. Overall, he has been very dependable for the Indians Blue over his three starts. He has been the best of the 18 year old pitchers with both Robert Cruz and Luis Almonte are already at least 21 and have played in multiple seasons.

Who’s Hot

OF Erickson Sarita: 5/23, 4 R, RBI, 2 BB, SB

Left handed corner outfielder Erickson Sarita has had a very strong start to his career, although he has only played sparingly over the first three weeks. Both of his doubles came during the first week, but he has continued to consistently reach base since with five hits and two walks over the last two weeks.

RHRP Luis Almonte: 3 GP, 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K

The aforementioned Almonte has been great this year, even though his age (22) means his performance must be discounted a bit. He hasn’t allowed a run this year and has given up just one hit and one walk. He has been pitching fairly consistently once every three games and has been as close to a sure thing as possible out of the pen.

Who’s Not

IF Richard Polanco: 1/13, 4 BB, 2 K, 2 R

While listed as a short stop, Polanco has played multiple games at first, second and third so far. He has been having an extremely rough go of it so far, but is playing in his first season at just 17 years old and needs a much longer look.

RHRP Danny Medina: 3.1 IP, 2 H, 6 ER, 11 BB, 2 K

Medina’s entire pro career so far fits into this two week period and he has stumbled out of the gate a bit. Between two relief appearances on the 22nd and 26th he walked eight and retired one batter. This was the primary mover of his 16.20 ERA and 11 walks.

Up next (all starts 10:30 AM):

7/31 Blue @ Red
8/1 Off
8/2 Astros @ Blue
8/3 Blue @ Astros
8/4 Off
8/5 Blue @ Athletics
8/6 Athletics @ Blue
8/7 Red at Blue
8/8 Off
8/9 Blue @ Rays 1
8/10 Rays 1 @ Blue
8/11 Off
8/12 Red Sox Red @ Blue
8/13 Blue @ Red Sox Red

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