In the second leaderboard post we’ll look at the top statistical pitching performers from around Kentucky MiLB action. Remember comparisons across leagues are difficult, so this leaderboard should be considered a starting point for examining the best performances from Kentucky minor leaguers this season.
- Chris Rusin (AA Tennessee) – 3.11
- Nathan Adcock (High A Bradenton) – 3.38
- Robbie Ross (High A Bakersfield) – 3.58
- Matt Klinker (AAA Louisville) – 3.79
- Marty Popham (High A Kinston) – 4.05
- Matt Klinker (AAA Louisville) – 138
- Justin Marks (High A Stockton) – 136
- Chaz Roe (AAA Colorado Springs) – 115
- Marty Popham (High A Kinston) – 113
- Nathan Adcock (High A Bradenton) – 113
- Chris Rusin (AA Tennessee) – .240
- Nathan Adcock (High A Bradenton) – .243
- Matt Klinker (AAA Louisville) – .255
- Justin Marks (High A Stockton) – .258
- Robbie Ross (High A Kinston) – .267
- Robbie Ross (High A Bakersfield) – 12
- Nathan Jones (High A Winston-Salem) – 11
- Nathan Adcock (High A Bradenton) – 11
- Matt Klinker (AAA Louisville) – 11
- Daniel Calhoun (Low A Quad Cities) – 10
- Josh Lueke (AAA Tacoma) – 17
- Tyler Gatrell (R GCL Royals) – 13 *
- Steven Blevins (AA New Britain) – 10
- Mike Perconte (High A Daytona) – 7
- Three pitchers tied at 5
- Matt Klinker (AAA Louisville) – 163.2
- Chaz Roe (AAA Colorado Springs) – 158
- Nathan Jones (High A Winston-Salem) – 152.1
- Robbie Ross (AA Frisco) – 146
- Nathan Adcock (High A Bradenton) – 141.1
John Shelby; Photo: UK Athletics
Highlights from Sunday MiLB action:
- The Louisville Bats evened its series with Toledo with a 8-0 shutout win. First baseman Yonder Alonso, catcher Devin Mesoraco and right-fielder Danny Dorn each homered for Louisville.
- Kentuckians Michael Bertram and Shawn Roof were each 1-4 in the game for Toledo.
- The Bowling Green Hot Rods evened its series with Fort Wayne with a 7-5 win. Right-handed pitcher Albert Suarez earned his first win of the season after surrendering one run in five innings.
- The Lexington Legends were off Sunday.
- Former UK outfielder John Shelby was 3-5 with two runs scored for AA Birmingham.
- Former Murray St. first baseman Wes Cunningham extended his hitting streak to 12 games for short-season Eugene with a 2-4 performance.
- Danville native and 2010 Tigers draftee Patrick Cooper improved to 4-2 on the season after surrendering one run in six and two-third innings for low A West Michigan.
- Trinity High School alum Tyler Kuhn was 4-5 with a home run, five RBI and three runs scored for AA Birmingham.
- Louisa native Steven Blevins was promoted to AA New Britain where he pitched three and two-third scoreless innings in his debut.
- Paducah native Michael Broadway earned his fourth win of the season for AAA Gwinnett with two scoreless innings of relief.
- Boyd County native Tyler Gatrell picked up his 12th save of the season for the rookie-level AZL Royals.
Phil Wunderlich; UofL photo
Highlights from Wednesday Kentucky MiLB action:
- The Louisville Bats recorded their seventh consecutive win with a 4-3 victory over Toledo. Left fielder Todd Frazier was 3-4 with a double, two RBI and one run scored, and left-handed pitcher Aroldis Chapman struck out the side in the ninth inning for his sixth save.
- The Bowling Green Hot Rods opened their series at West Michigan with a 5-3 loss. Right fielder Brett Nommensen was 2-5 with a home run, RBI and two runs scored.
- The Lexington Legends were off Wednesday.
- Former UofL infielder an 2010 Rays draftee Phillip Wunderlich slugged his fourth home run of the season for short-season Hudson Valley.
- Former WKU left-handed pitcher and 2010 Twins draftee Bart Carter earned his first career win for the rookie-level GCL Twins.
- Lafayette High School alum Chaz Roe took a no decision for AAA Colorado Springs after surrendering three runs in four innings.
- Louisville native Seth Bynum was 3-4 with a double and run scored for AAA Syracuse.
- Paducah native Daniel Webb took a no decision for short-season Auburn despite surrendering just one earned run in five innings.
- Louisa native Steven Blevins earned his fifth win of the season for high A Fort Meyers with four innings of one-run relief.