The Hillcats second half struggles continued as they dropped five of their six games this week. The Hillcats are in the midst of a two week road trip in which they would attempt to get back to .500. They’ve seen a revolving door of players coming in and out over the last few weeks and that was no different this week as a flurry of transactions occurred.

Game by Game

7/28/22 L 8-5 vs Delmarva
7/29/22 L 10-7 vs Delmarva
7/30/22 L 5-4 vs Delmarva
7/31/22 L 7-2 vs Delmarva
8/2/22 L 5-4 @ Myrtle Beach
8/3/22 W 13-5 @ Myrtle Beach

Prospect of the Week

1B Cesar Idrogo: 7-21, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI, 3 BB – .333/.440/.476

Idrogo had an impressive first full week in Lynchburg. The first baseman tallied seven hits and found ways to get on base. While the sample size on Idrogo is relatively small he still has shown a lot of upside.

Who’s Hot

P Tyler Thornton: 4.1 IP, 8 K

Thornton was impressive in three appearances this week as he struck out eight. He only allowed one hit and has really put together a strong season so far.

SS Junior Sanquintin: 6-22, 3B, 2 HR, 6 RBI, BB, 10 K – .273/.292/.636

While the strikeout number certainly is concerning, Sanquintin had a strong week. He is now tied with Jorge Burgos for the team leader of home runs. More impressively for Sanquintin he has done it in less than half the games.

Who’s Not

IF Dayan Frias: 2-24, 4 BB, 9 K – .083/.241/.083

The Hillcats struggled this week and one of their best bats did as well. Frias couldn’t make much contact with the ball this week resulting in a little slump. He has been able to recover from rough weeks consistently this season meaning that he is one to keep an eye on for a productive upcoming week.

P Braunny Munoz: 4.1 IP, 9 H, 7 ER, 3 BB, 4 K

Munoz had a rough apperance this week allowing seven runs on 9 hits. He gave up a home run and could’t seem to find the zone resulting in three walks.

Transactions

8/3/22 – RHP Alonzo Richardson assigned to Lynchburg Hillcats from ACL Guardians
7/30/22 – Lynchburg Hillcats activate Juan Benjamin
7/30/22 – Lynchburg Hillcats activate CF Lexer Saduy
7/30/22 – LHP Tomas Reyes assigned to Lynchburg Hillcats from ACL Guardians.
7/30/22 – SS Juan Benjamin assigned to Lynchburg Hillcats from ACL Guardians.
7/30/22 – CF Lexer Saduy assigned to Lynchburg Hillcats from ACL Guardians.
7/29/22 – SS Wilfri Peralta assigned to Lynchburg Hillcats from Lake County Captains.

Who’s Next

8/4-8/7 @ Myrtle Beach
8/9-8/10 @ Charleston

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