May 2013

RiverDogs’ Enns is SAL Pitcher of the Week

Dietrich Enns

Pitcher Dietrich Enns (21) of the Charleston RiverDogs in a game against the Greenville Drive on Sunday, May 19, 2013, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. Charleston won, 9-7. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Dietrich Enns of the Charleston RiverDogs has been named South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week for the week ending May 26.

Power’s Stetson Allie is Player of the Week

Stetson Allie

Infielder Stetson Allie (13) of the West Virginia Power in a game against the Greenville Drive on Monday, April 15, 2013, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. West Virginia won, 6-0. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Stetson Allie of the West Virginia Power is the Position Player of the Week in the South Atlantic League for the week ending May 26.

Mookie Betts is SAL Player of the Week

Mookie Betts

Second baseman Mookie Betts (7) of the Greenville Drive, right, is congratulated after scoring in the first inning of a game against the Augusta GreenJackets on Friday, May 10, 2013, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Greenville Drive second baseman Mookie Betts has been named the South Atlantic League Player of the Week for May 6-12.

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Chris Stratton of the Augusta GreenJackets

Chris Stratton

Pitcher Chris Stratton (22) of the Augusta GreenJackets warms up before a game against the Greenville Drive on Thursday, May 9, 2013, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. Stratton was a first-round pick by the San Francisco Giants in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft. He is also the No. 3 prospect for the Giants. Augusta won, 6-3. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Power’s Orlando Castro, Pitcher of the Week

Orlando Castro

Pitcher Orlando Castro (22) of the West Virginia Power in a game against the Greenville Drive on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. West Virginia won, 8-3. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Orlando Castro, who pitched for the West Virginia Power in a game against the Greenville Drive on April 16, is the South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week.

MiLB.com puts his line at:

(1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 G, 1 GS, 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 0 BB, 7 K)

MiLB.com goes on to say: “In 33 innings this season, Castro has struck out 29 and walked one, and he ranks second in the Sally League in WHIP (0.82) and fifth in ERA (1.36).”

Kendrick Perkins of the Greenville Drive broken bat

Kendrick Perkins

Kendrick Perkins of the Greenville Drive breaks his bat in a game against the Charleston RiverDogs on Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. Charleston won Game 1 of a doubleheader, 6-2. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

Some people really like broken-bat photos. Me, I’m just ambivalent because the batter’s face is usually hidden, and I don’t like that. But here’s one I shot last month and just rediscovered for anyone so inclined.

Pitcher Josh Hader of the Delmarva Shorebirds

Josh Hader

Starting pitcher Josh Hader (17) of the Delmarva Shorebirds in a game against the Greenville Drive on Friday, April 26, 2013, at Fluor Field at the West End in Greenville, South Carolina. Hader is listed as the No. 18 prospect of the Baltimore Orioles, according to Baseball America. (Tom Priddy/Four Seam Images)

I know some pitchers seem to have a smoking fastball, but this is ridiculous.