The Stone Crabs managed to hold on to a one game lead of the Florida State League South Division after a rough week. The Stone Crabs were 2-5 on the week which included being swept during a four game series against the Tampa Yankees. The Stone Crabs were dealt another blow as Henry Wrigley went on the DL with a hamstring injury on Saturday.
Hitting Leaders: Ian Paxton is the active leader in terms of batting average. Paxton is hitting .277 on the year (newly added Drew Anderson is .500 but has only appeared in 2 games, Henry Wrigley was hitting .292 before hitting the DL). John Matulia leads the club in doubles with 15. The top four home run hitters of the club have either been promoted (Fields, Cipriano) or are on the disabled list (Wrigley and Sexton) leaving Ryan Royster and Reid Fronk tied for the team lead with 3 home runs. Shawn O’Malley’s 34 stolen bases is third in the league.
Pitching Leaders: As in previous weeks, the Stone Crabs pitchers continue to lead the FSL. Darin Downs is now ranked first in the league with an 2.07 ERA and 100 strikeouts. Alex Cobb is seventh in the league with an ERA of 3.14 and just outside the top 10 in strikeouts with 85 (11th). Jeremy Hall and Downs are 1 & 2 in the league in wins with 12 and 11 respectively.
Team Stats: The team offense fell to .245 which is tenth in the league. The Stone Crabs improved to eighth in the league in doubles with 149 and still hold second place in stolen bases with 123. The pitching held steady with a 3.72 ERA which is eighth in the league. They improved to second in the league in strikeouts with 741.
Transaction: Drew Anderson added to roster from Montgomery (7/27/09). Shawn Riggans completed MLB rehab assignment (7/29/09).
Injuries: Disabled List; Stephen Vogt (shoulder), Jesse Darcy (elbow), Greg Sexton (foot) Henry Wrigley (hamstring). Day-to-Day; Emeel Salem (hamstring).
The Week Ahead: 7/30/09-8/2/09: at Daytona Cubs (15-16). 8/3/09: Day Off. 8/4/09-8/5/09: at/vs Fort Myers Miracle (16-17).