Wednesday Links: Major League Roundup

College Baseball, Major League Baseball, Minor League Baseball
Joe Blanton
The only UK alum with a world series win was back in action last night gearing up for a defense of his title. Check out that story and more in today’s hot links:
  • UK alum Joe Blanton picked up his 11th win of the season with seven shutout innings for the Phillies.
  • Louisville native Dan Uggla hit his 30th home run of the season for Florida.
  • Former Bat Edwin Encarnacion hit two home runs for the Blue Jays.
  • Mark Reynolds Home Run Record Watch: 1-5, 1 2b, 1 R, 1 RBI
  • The Bowling Green Daily News reports on Matthew Moore being named the Hot Rods’ MVP and Anthony Scelfo being named one of seven finalists for the Erik Walker Community Champin Award.

Thursday Links: Trade Winds Blow

College Baseball, Major League Baseball, Minor League Baseball

Joe Blanton

The MLB trade season is officially in full gear with three major moves Wednesday.  We told you about the Mariners/Pirates deal that sent Hardin County native Nathan Adcock to Pittsburgh, but the biggest trade of the day may also have Kentucky implications.  The Phillies received reigning AL Cy Young winner Cliff Lee for four prospects.  With Lee and Pedro Martinez joining the Philadelphia rotation, two pitchers must move to the pen and one candidate is UK alum Joe Blanton.  Blanton leads the team in innings, has a 4.11 ERA and has a history of good second halves so hopefully his spot is safe.

Check out more trade breakdown and other,  BluGrass Baseball news in today’s hot links:

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Friday Links: Cox Stars

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Zach Cox

Thursday saw a chance for some of the brightest college baseball stars to showcase their skills on won of the most historic fields in the country.  See which former Kentucky high school star took home MVP honors in the Cape Cod All-Star game at Fenway Park in today’s links:

  • PRP alum and current Arkansas third baseman Zach Cox was the star of the rain-shortened Cape Cod League All-Star game with 2 RBI Thursday.  Baseball America reports Cox was named the MVP of the game.
  • The Legends split a double header with Lake County.
  • Anthony Scelfo hit two home runs in Bowling Green’s 10-5 victory over Hagerstown.
  • Ben Jukich wasn’t quite Mark Buehrle, but he was perfect through five innings in Louisville’s 3-1 victory over Buffalo.
  • The Reds’ official Web site profiles Louisville outfielder Chris Hesiey.
  • Thursday was the 91st anniversary of the birth of Kentucky baseball legend Pee Wee Reese.