Herrera’s earned run average bumped up from under 2.00 to 4.50 since he had only worked six innings in seven appearances. It probably was walks which cost him since he issued seven passes in those six innings.
Chris Colabello, the second year sensation out of the Can-Am League, is to be honored at Target Field Friday night with a giveaway of cowbells. It may be a stretch to think cowbells because of the first baseman-outfielder’s name, but then again such attention only helps his overall buildup by the Minnesota Twins.
KEEPING UP WITH NAVA, GARCIA AND BROCK PETERSON
Daniel Nava had another 1-for-3 night (one strikeout) on Thursday for Pawtucket, RI, but the Boston outfielder, hoping to get back to Fenway Park soon, still is hitting .333 (7-for-21) with a .400 on-base percentage since being farmed out six games ago.
Brock Peterson continues to drive in a decent amount of runs in Triple-A with his 11th in 26 games for Syracuse Thursday, but it is probably going to take one of his power shows before the parent Washington Nationals consider him. Peterson, who played his Independent baseball for Bridgeport, CT in the Atlantic League, still has not homered in 98 at-bats this season. The first baseman is hitting .235 with four extra base hits (three doubles, a triple) among his 23 hits.
Luis Garcia (Newark, NJ, Can-Am League) continues to excel for Philadelphia’s top farm club. He picked up his fourth save Thursday to go along with a 2-0 record and a perfect ERA for Lehigh Valley (Allentown, PA). Garcia has allowed six hits spread over 11 innings in eight appearances.
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