August Awards: Kentucky MLB alumni

Major League Baseball

Joe Blanton; UK Athletics Wallpaper

In the final August awards post we’ll look at the month’s best performances from Major League Baseball alumni of Kentucky schools and players born in the state:

Pitcher of the month: RHP Joe Blanton (Philadelphia Phillies)

  • Former UK right-handed pitcher Joe Blanton has struggled for much of 2010, but found a grove in August with a 2-0 record and 2.81 ERA in five starts. The Franklin-Simpson High School alum struck out 26 batters and walked just five in 32 innings in the month.
  • Honorable Mention: Jonny Venters, Tyler Clippard

Hitter of the month: 2B Dan Uggla (Florida Marlins)

  • Marlins second baseman Dan Uggla, born in Louisville, kept his hot hitting up in August with a .319 batting average and six home runs. Uggla drove in 18 runs in the month and scored 14 runs.
  • Honorable Mention: Corey Hart, Austin Kearns
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