- LHP Jimmy Fuller (1-2, 5.14) put together his best start in three tries in the Florida State League, holding the Cardinals to one run on four hits in five innings. He fanned seven and walked two.
- Scott Moviel gave up just one hit and hit a batter in four shutout innings of relief with seven strikeouts and no walks.
- C Kai Gronauer was 2-4 with a double. He missed a few weeks on the DL, but the 23-year old German is hitting .326/.384/.393 in 25 games in the FSL.
- 3B Richard Lucas was 2-3 with a pair of doubles. He's hit safely in six straight games, going .428 (9-for-21) with three doubles in those six games. He's 21 and hitting .210/.279/.345 for the season. He'll need a monster finish to hang onto a place in my Top 41.
Taylor Whitenton shut out the GreenJackets over seven innings, yielding just three hits and three walks while striking out six. In some ways, this was better than his 11K/5 IP outing: he was in the strike zone more and was much more economical with his pitches. He works principally off a fastball that lives mostly around 90-91 mph and really sneaks up on hitters who don't seem to see it well out of his hand. He throws the heater up to finish off SAL hitters, aside from his five strikeouts, he induced ZERO ground ball outs and 11 fly ball outs. It's an odd profile, but it's working wonders, as Whitenton has allowed just one unearned run in his last three starts.
For the second night in a row, LF R.J. Harris bounced an RBI single through the right side in the first inning. After fanning 38 times in 28 games in July, he's cut that down to 16 strikeouts in 16 games in August as part of a .327/.367/.545 line.
Cesar Puello, who was a late scratch before Sunday's rainout didn't play for the fourth straight day.
Taylor Whitenton photo courtesy Savannah Sand Gnats.