July 27, 2010
STANFORD, Calif.--Of Stanford's nine major league players, these four have come off the All-Star Break strong and ready to contribute to their respective teams.
Baltimore Orioles' right hander Jeremy Guthrie won his fourth game of the season on July 23 in a 3-2 win over Minnesota. Guthrie went seven innings allowing only six hits and two runs and had six strikeouts.
A recap of Guthrie's win
Chicago White Sox' catcher and designated hitter Carlos Quentin has continued to put up strong numbers for the Sox this season. Quentin has 19 home runs and 66 RBI so far. In a 5-1 win over Oakland, Quentin knocked in two runs and walked twice.
Houston Astros' catcher Jason Castro hit a three-run homer in a July 19, 11-5 victory against the Chicago Cubs. Defensively, Castro has also been an asset to Houston, using his arm to throw out seven runners stealing.
Castro's homerun and the Astros' impressive win
Boston Red Sox' shortstop Jed Lowrie has been activated to the roster after missing considerable time since 2008 due to injury and illness. Since coming back on July 21, Lowrie has three hits, a double, and an RBI in five games.
Stanford's 24 minor leaguers have been making noise as well.
Reno Aces' catcher Jon Hester has three home runs in his last six games as well as 10 RBI in that stretch. Batting .376 on the season, Hester's latest gem was a two-for-three performance with a home run, a double, a walk, and three RBI on July 23.
Columbus Clippers' second baseman Cord Phelps is batting .362 on the season with three homers and 15 RBI in 35 games. Teammate Mike Gosling posts a 2.96 ERA and 24 strikeouts over 27.1 innings.
Binghampton Mets' center fielder Sean Ratliff is batting .338 on the season with nine home runs and 29 RBI in 38 games. Ratliff went two-for-five on July 24 with a home run and two RBI.