My man Jamie knocked himself out today (even used a version of a Marty B. line):
Louisville loses a tough one at Durham…Chattanooga and GCL Reds were off yesterday (National Aviation Day)…Sarasota splits a doubleheader vs. Clearwater…Daryl Thompson outstanding in the nightcap…Dayton beats Lansing thanks to 3 home runs and 7 RBI from Juan Francisco…Billings wins vs. Casper…Todd Frazier with 4 hits.
JOEY VOTTO: Louisville’s Joey Votto today was named International League Player of the Week for August 13-19 (.360, 9-25, 5hr, 12rbi)…In a 2-game stretch over the weekend (Friday and Saturday), Votto belted 4 home runs and drove in 9 runs…No player in the International League had more homers and RBI for the entire week than Votto collected Friday-Saturday…Votto becomes just the second player in franchise history to hit 2 homers in consecutive games…Votto ranks among league leaders in batting average (.303, 9th), home runs (21, 4th), RBI (87, 2nd), hits (134, 3rd) and on-base percentage (.391, T3rd)…So far in August, Votto is batting .313 (21-67) in 17 games (9app at LF, 8apps at 1B, 1 app at DH).
JUAN FRANCISCO: Like Votto, Dayton’s Juan Francisco is hotter than two grizzly bears fighting in a forest fire…Yesterday vs. Lansing he became the second player in Dragons history to belt 3 homers in a game (Wily Mo Pena) and the third to drive in 7 runs (Votto and Adam Dunn)…In 3 games over the weekend, Francisco batted .538 (7-for-13) with 4 homers, 6 runs and 12 RBI…He ranks T1st in the Midwest League with 21 HR and T2nd with 80 RBI.
NOTABLE WEEKEND PERFORMANCES
8/17: LF Joey Votto (Louisville) – 3-for-5, 2r, 4rbi, 2hr
8/18: LF Joey Votto (Louisville) – 2-for-5, 2r, 5rbi, 2hr
8/17: LHP Matt Maloney (Chattanooga) – 7ip, 3h, 2r/1er, 0bb, 11k
8/17: LHP Ben Jukich (Sarasota) – 6ip, 3h, 0r, 1bb, 7k
8/19: RHP Daryl Thompson (Sarasota) – 1W, 6ip, 4h, 0r, 1bb, 7k
8/17: CF Drew Stubbs (Dayton) – 4-for-6, 3r, 1hr, 1rbi
8/17: 3b Juan Francisco (Dayton) – 3-for-4, 2r, double, 1hr, 4rbi
8/17: DH Billy Rojo (Dayton) – 3-for-5, 3r, 1hr, 3rbi
8/18: CF Drew Stubbs (Dayton) – 3-for-4, 2 doubles, 1r, 1rbi
8/19: 3b Juan Francisco (Dayton) - 3-for-4, 3hr, 7rbi
8/18: 3b Brandon Waring (Billings) – 3-for-3, 4r, 2hr, 2rbi
8/19: SS Todd Frazier (Billings) - 4-for-5, 2rbi
8/17-8/19 DH Brett Bartles (Billings) – 5-for-13, 4rbi, 1hr, 2r