Obviously, this is an off-day as the Spirit head down to Brockton for a one-game series tomorrow then back up to Fraser to play two on Wed. & Thur.
There's nothing new on the transaction wires of REAL interest......but on the Can-Am site I saw they had the folowing posted.
The official statistician of the Can-Am League, PA-Sportsticker, has selected Grays SS Charles Jeroloman and North Shore Spirit RHP Derek Drage (pictured) as the Batter and Pitcher of the Week for July 30th-August 5th.
In seven games, Jeroloman had a .400 (10-for-25) batting average with three home runs and 13 RBI. He also hit two doubles, scored four runs and had a slugging percentage of .840. In a 9-3 win over the Atlantic City Surf this past Saturday Jeroloman went 2-for-3 with a home run, a double and five runs batted in. For the season, the 24-year-old is hitting .288 with four home runs, 20 RBI and 11 runs scored.
Jeroloman was a 21st round pick of the Boston Red Sox in the 2004 MLB draft. He played three seasons with Boston reaching Triple A Pawtucket in 2005 and 2006.
Drage, in five relief appearances for North Shore, allowed only four hits and one walk while striking out four batters and collecting five saves. He is currently 3-2 on the year with a 1.11 ERA and nine saves. Drage has struck out 36 batters in 40 2/3 innings pitched and has held opponents to a .184 batting average.
The 25-year-old was selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 21st round of the 2004 MLB draft. He pitched three years in the Pirates organization for Williamsport, Lynchburg and Hickory.
Congrats Drage,you deserve it. What a week he's had.
And it's good to see he's pitching so well, even after a small break.
Drage is the 4th Spirit to recieve this honor,the others being Chris Farley (sold to the Yankees--Willy is happy.), Ryan Bicondoa (2-times this season thus far), & Vic Davilla
ALSO: I want to add that I looked at the standings page and saw the attendance standings. In my opinion we're not doing bad at all being in 4th with only 31 openings compared to others. I think we're doing pretty well for ourselves with the reported average we have. =]
Enjoy the off day! ^_^
Red Sox note from Joe:
The Sox signed Bobby Kielty, who statistically speaking, is the epitome of an average offensive player (OPS+ of 100). (View his stats here) This is a pretty solid pickup for the Red Sox, just to add to the team's depth. The guy's a decent player.
Eric Hinske has been put on bereavement leave due to a death in the family and the Red Sox have called up Brandon Moss in the meantime - presumably until Kielty comes to town.
Tonight is Schilling's return. Let's see how that goes.
EDIT BY ME:Here's a couple of videos to make ya laugh and think of the Grays ^_^
The Grays or Sussex should look into this guy.