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Around the NYPL: Week Two

July 1, 2012 Leave a comment

First things first, the Jammers rebounded well after losing eight in a row by pulling out a miracle Saturday night and cruising Sunday night. It’s not enough to get them out of the Pinckney basement, but for the way things have gone for Jamestown in the opening two weeks this season, 5-9 isn’t bad at all.

We’re almost one-fourth through the season as Friday night’s game will be Game No. 19. I’ll break down what we’ve seen from the Jammers at some point this week. Likely Thursday.

As for the NYPL, here are my weekly awards.

Hitter of the Week: Andrew Aplin (Tri-City). Unfortunately, I can’t break down league-wide stats with splits, but Aplin had one hell of a week, batting 7-for-13 with four walks in five games. Just two extra-base hits, but he knocked in five, scored eight times and stole seven bases. That’s one pretty great week.

Pitcher of the Week: Luis Mateo (Brooklyn). This was a no-brainer. Mateo started two games this week and threw six shutout innings in each game, grabbing the win in both. He allowed five hits, one walk and struck out 13. He’s now 3-0 with a 0.51 ERA.

New York Penn League Standings
(Through Sunday, July 1)
McNamara W L PCT GB
Brooklyn Cyclones (NYM) 10 4 0.714
Hudson Valley Renegades (TB) 9 5 0.643 1
Aberdeen IronBirds (BAL) 5 9 0.357 5
Staten Island Yankees (NYY) 4 10 0.286 6
Pinckney W L PCT GB
Auburn Doubledays (WSH) 9 5 0.643
State College Spikes (PIT) 8 6 0.571 1
Williamsport Crosscutters (PHI) 7 7 0.500 2
Mahoning Valley Scrappers (CLE) 7 7 0.500 2
Batavia Muckdogs (STL) 6 8 0.429 3
Jamestown Jammers (MIA) 5 9 0.357 4
Stedler W L PCT GB
Tri-City ValleyCats (HOU) 11 3 0.786
Lowell Spinners (BOS) 8 5 0.615 2.5
Vermont Lake Monsters (OAK) 5 9 0.357 6
Connecticut Tigers (DET) 3 10 0.231 7.5
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Around the NYPL: June 20

June 20, 2012 Leave a comment

I’ll try to do this segment at least once a week. In the future, they’ll be a little bigger, but tough to get a real read on players or teams after just two days in the books. Common themes will be Players/Pitchers of the Week along with updated standings.

The long ball is back. Four guys have already hit more than one homerun this year, led by a guy Jamestown fans are happy to see leaving town in Juan Romero, who clubbed three in these first two games. Torsten Boss (Aberdeen) Brandon Miller (Auburn) and Jesus Montero (Batavia) have two.

Not much out of staring pitchers yet (as is to be expected) but Luis Mateo threw a nice game for Brooklyn on Tuesday. He went 5.2 and struck out nine while allowing just two hits and a run. Only four pitchers (out of 28) have finished the sixth inning so far.

It’s brutally early, but Jesus Montero is the MVP of the league, and he’s doing it for a winless team. Montero is 7-for-8 with the aforementioned two homeruns. He has 14 total bases in eight at bats. Yowza.

New York Penn League Standings
(Through Tuesday, June 19)
McNamara W L PCT GB
Brooklyn Cyclones (NYM) 2 0 1.000
Hudson Valley Renegades (TB) 1 1 0.500 1
Aberdeen IronBirds (BAL) 1 1 0.500 1
Staten Island Yankees (NYY) 0 2 0.000 2
Pinckney W L PCT GB
Auburn Doubledays (WSH) 2 0 1.000
Mahoning Valley Scrappers (CLE) 1 1 0.500 1
Williamsport Crosscutters (PHI) 1 1 0.500 1
Jamestown Jammers (MIA) 1 1 0.500 1
State College Spikes (PIT) 1 1 0.500 1
Batavia Muckdogs (STL) 0 2 0.000 2
Stedler W L PCT GB
Lowell Spinners (BOS) 1 1 0.500 0
Tri-City ValleyCats (HOU) 1 1 0.500 0
Connecticut Tigers (DET) 1 1 0.500 0
Vermont Lake Monsters (OAK) 1 1 0.500 0