Sunday Afternoon Notes

College Baseball, Major League Baseball, Minor League Baseball

Dan Uggla

With the Kentucky minor league teams playing afternoon games today we have an abbreviated notes post.

  • First I’d like to welcome Rob Gidel to BluGrass Baseball.  Rob gave me my first job in baseball and knows as much about the sport as anyone I know.  He was the former director of media relations for the Lexington Legends, and was the youngest solo play-by-play man in minor league baseball in 2008.  Rob will be posting here from time to time.  His first post below first appeared on Kentucky Sports Radio, a UK sports blog that Rob helped found.
  • Louisville native and member of the All-Time BluGrass Baseball Team, Dan Uggla hit his 20th home run of the season on Aug. 5.  According to the Phil Rogers at the Chicago Tribune, Uggla became just the second 2nd baseman in major league history to hit at least 20 home runs in his first four seasons.  The other was 2009 Hall of Fame inductee Joe Gordon.
  • Bowling Green Hot Rods outfielder Kyeong Kang’s 10-game hitting streak ended Saturday with an 0-2 performance.  Kang did reach base via a walk.
  • Louisville Bats outfielder Drew Stubbs stole his 44th base of the season Saturday.  The 44 steals lead the International League, Reds organization and rank 11th among all minor leaguers.
  • Legends’ prospect Ross Seaton had a rare bad start Saturday.  Seaton allowed six runs (2nd most on the season) in just four innings (shortest start of the season).

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