The Charlotte Stone Crabs were 3-3 for the week. Charlotte officially clinched playoff off berth on Wednesday night as St. Lucie lost to Fort Myers, giving the Stone Crabs the second best overall record in the Florida State League south division, earning a wild card ticket to the playoffs. David Newmann was also named Florida State League Pitcher of the Week thanks to a complete game shut-out he threw on Saturday in Sarasota. The Stone Crabs conclude the regular season on Sunday at home against the Sarasota Reds, then the first round of the playoffs begin on Tuesday with game one against the Fort Myers Miracle being played at Charlotte Sports Park.
Average: Ian Paxton (.289)
Slugging: Drew Anderson (.430)
On Base Pct: Shawn O’Malley (.388, first in FSL)
Hits: Shawn O’Malley (98)
Doubles: John Matulia (22)
Triples: Emeel Salem (7. tied fifth in FSL)
Home Runs: Henry Wrigley (6)
RBI’s: Henry Wrigley (43)
Stolen Bases: Shawn O’Malley (40, fourth in FSL)
ERA Starters: Alex Cobb (2.96, seventh in FSL)
ERA Overall: Richard De Los Santos (0.87)
Wins: Jeremy Hall (14, first in FSL)
Saves: Richard De Los Santos (9)
Strikeouts: David Newmann (122, tied third in FSL)
Team Hitting Stats (league rank):
Average: .243 (11 of 12)
Slugging: .341 (10 of 12)
On Base Pct: .316 (8 of 12)
Hits: 1035 (10 of 12)
Doubles: 193 (8 of 12)
Triples: 35 (5 of 12)
Home Runs: 52 (11 of 12)
Runs Scored: 519 (6 of 12)
Stolen Bases: 144 (3 of 12)
Team Pitching Stats (rank):
ERA: 3.68 (8 of 12)
Runs Allowed: 538 (9 of 12)
Strikeouts: 963 (3 of 12)
Walks: 346 (3 of 12)
Transaction: Matt Sweeny added to roster, acquired from Los Angeles Angels organization (Rancho Cucamonga) in Scott Kazmir trade (8/29/09). Emeel Salem placed on disabled list (8/29/09). Justin Garcia placed on disabled list (8/29/09). Pedro Powell added to roster from Montgomery (8/31/09). Angel Castro promoted to Montgomery (8/31/09). Jose Mejias promoted to Montgomery (8/31/09). Pedro Powell promoted to Montgomery (9/1/09). Marquis Fleming added to roster from Bowling Green (9/1/09). Josh Satow added to roster from Bowling Green (9/1/09).
Disabled List: Stephen Vogt, Greg Sexton, Shawn O’Malley, Emeel Salem and Justin Garcia.
The Week Ahead: 9/3/09: at Jupiter Hammerheads. 9/4/09-9/6/09: vs Sarasota Reds.
FSL Playoffs Round One (Best of Three): Game One: vs Fort Myers Miracle (9/8/09). Game Two: at Fort Myers Miracle (9/9/09). Game Three: vs Fort Myers Miracle (9/10/09, if needed).