Draft & Follow 8-3-09
- The GCL Mets beat the GCL Astros 8-6 Sunday. 3 players drafted in 2009 played for the GCL Mets. In the 8th inning Chase Greene entered as a pinch-runner and scored. He finished the game defensively at 1B, but did not get a plate appearance. For the season Greene is batting .143 in 14 at bats. C Nelfi Zapata singled and scored in the 3rd inning. For the game he was 1 for 4, for the season Zapata is batting .295 in 78 at bats. RF ZeErika Hall was hit by a pitch leading off the 1st inning. He stole second base (his 4th) but was forced out on the front end of a double play. Hall singled in the 6th, and in the 8th he had an RBI single, then scored. For the game he went 2 for 4. He is batting .328 for the season in 64 at bats. For more see the box score and recap.
- The Kingsport Mets scored 3 runs in the 9th inning to beat the Greeneville Astros 6-4 Sunday. 3 players drafted in 2009 played for the K-Mets. C John Freeman singled in the 5th, then reached base on a fielder's choice and scored in the 9th to go 1 for 5 in the game. On the season Freeman is batting .202 in 84 at bats. CF Ronald Harris walked in the 4th, singled in the 5th, singled in the 8th and was hit by a pitch in the 9th to go 2 for 3 in the game. On the season Harris is batting .273 in 99 at bats. In the 4th inning LF Kurt Steinhauer hit a 2-run homer (his 4th) to go 1 for 5 in the game. For the season Steinhauer is batting .324 in 37 at bats. For more see the box score and recap.
- The Brooklyn Cyclones beat the Hudson Valley Renegades 5-3 Sunday. 5 2009 draftees played for the Cyclones. P Brandon Sage (2-0) got the win with 2 scoreless innings of relief. Sage allowed 3 hits and struck out 1. For the season he has an ERA of 0.55 in 16 1/3 innings pitched. 1B Sam Honeck went 0 for 4. On the season Honeck is batting .301 in 136 at bats. DH Nick Santomauro went 0 for 3 with a walk in the game. For the season he is batting .232 in 69 at bats. SS Robbie Shields was 0 for 3 with a walk and a run scored in the game. For the season Shields is batting .153 in 59 at bats. LF Alex Gregory went 1 for 3 with a single and a run scored. On the season he is batting .271 in 85 at bats. For more see the box score.
- The Savannah Sand Gnats beat the Bowling Green Hot Rods 3-1 in a rain shortened game Sunday. 2009 draftee LF Joseph August went 0 for 1. On the season August is batting .222 in 63 at bats. For more see the game story, box score and recap.