Lowcountry MLB MiLB Update (8/9)

Lowcountry MLB MiLB Update (8/9)
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MLB

American League

Brett Gardner, OF, New York Yankees - 1-2 with a double (17), a K and was ejected in an 8-2 loss to Toronto. The Holly Hill native is batting .257 with 17 HR’s and 46 RBI

Justin Smoak, 1B, Toronto Blue Jays - Did not play in an 8-2 win over the Yankees. The Stratford alum is batting .206 with 18 HR’s and 48 RBI

Asher Wojciechowski, P, Baltimore Orioles - Did not pitch in a 3-2 loss to Houston. The Beaufort alum is 2-5 with a 4.89 ERA and 47 K’s in 37.2 innings. He’s 8-2 with a 3.61 ERA and 81 K’s in 84.2 innings in Triple-A

National League

Matt Wieters, C, St. Louis Cardinals - 1-3 with an RBI and 2 K’s in a 6-2 win over Pittsburgh. The Stratford alum is batting .236 with 10 HR’s and 23 RBI.

Double-A

Eastern League

James Reeves, P, Trenton Thunder (New York Yankees) - Did not pitch in a 5-3 win over Harrisbugh. The Ashley Ridge alum is 5-2 and with a 2.36 ERA and 47 K’s in 40.1 innings in Double-A. He’s 0-0 with a 2.25 ERA and 21 K’s in 12 innings in High-A.

Southern League

Nick Ciuffo, C, Chattanooga Lookouts (Cincinnati Reds) - 7-Day Injured List. The Mt. Pleasant native is batting .228 with 2 HR’s and 6 RBI in Triple-A. He’s batting .167 in the majors.

Class A

Seth Lancaster, INF, Lakewood Blueclaws (Philadelphia Phillies) - 0-3 with a walk and 2 K’s in a 3-1 loss to West Virginia. The Hanahan alum is hitting .213 with 2 HR’s and 10 RBI. He hit .833 with 1 RBI in A-Short season

Cody Smith, P, Greensboro Grasshoppers (Pittsburgh Pirates) - Pitched 2.2 innings giving up
3 hits, 0 runs with 2 K’s earning the hold (5) in a 2-1 win over Asheville. He’s 2-1 with 2 saves and an 4.15 ERA with 23 K’s in 21.2 innings. Went 0-0 with 1 save and a 2.25 ERA with 5 K’s in 4 innings in Short Season-A.

Rookie Advanced

Pioneer League

TJ Hopkins, OF, Billings Mustangs (Cincinnati Reds) - 1-4 with a double (5) and a run scored in a 2-1 loss to Rocky Mountain. The Summerville alum is batting .294 with 3 HR’s and 18 RBI

Appalachian League

Malcolm Van Buren, P, Burlington Royals (Kansas City Royals) - Did not pitch in a 6-0 win over Danville. The Hanahan alum is 1-4 with a 5.28 ERA and 43 K’s in 30.2 innings in the Appalachian League. He’s 0-0 with 1 save with a 2.25 ERA and 6 K’s in 4 innings in the Pioneer League.

Ryan Troutman, P, Bristol Pirates (Pittsburgh Pirates) - Pitched 1.1 innings giving up 3 hits, 1 run with 2 K’s in an 8-6 loss to Kingsport. The Woodland alum is 0-2 with 2 saves, a 6.60 ERA and 14 K’s in 15 innings of work.

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