From Jamie Ramsey:
Louisville and Dayton with tough losses in extra-innings…Bill Bray solid in relief…Chattanooga comes from behind to defeat Mississippi…Craig Tatum with the game-winning RBI…Sarasota falls to Dunedin…The Dragons’ Daniel Guerrero with an outstanding effort…Billings beats up on Ogden…Scott Carroll makes his pro debut…Brandon Waring with a productive night at the plate…GCL Reds drop their 7th straight.
Congratulations to Chattanooga’s Carlos Fisher and Dayton’s Misael DeJesus who were named Southern League Pitcher of the Week and Midwest League Co-Pitcher of the Week 7/16-7/22, respectively.
DREW STUBBS: After hitting .185 in June, Dayton’s Drew Stubbs this month is hotter than a Times Square Rolex. For July, Stubbs is batting .338 (23-68) with 9 doubles, 15 runs, 18 walks, a .477 on-base average and a .618 slugging percentage.
GET TO KNOW CARLOS GUEVARA: RHP Carlos Guevara (Chattanooga), 25, was selected by the Reds in the seventh round of the 2003 First-Year Player Draft. Since then, he’s gone a combined 10-13-36 with a 2.97 ERA, 96 walks and 360 strikeouts in 187 appearances over parts of 5 seasons spent with Billings, Dayton, Sarasota and Chattanooga. This season he was named a Southern League All-Star. In 36 relief appearances this year, he’s 0-2-12 with a 2.49 ERA and 63 strikeouts in 43.1 innings pitched (14bb, .223oba). Guevara has converted 12 of 13 save opportunities and, if you don’t factor the two outings in which he allowed more than 1 run (5/8-2r & 6/13-3r), his ERA drops to 1.56.