WV Power Game Notes- 8/03/10

Delmarva Shorebirds (16-21, 48-59) at West Virginia Power (16-21, 47-60)

Game 108 | August 3, 2010 | Appalachian Power Park | Charleston, WV

Play-by-Play: Adam Marco Radio: Power Baseball Network and


RH Jesse Beal (7-5, 3.70) vs. RH Kyle McPherson (5-9, 3.99)

Beal- Surrendered 5 R on 8 H with 1 BB and 1 K over 4.0 IP in 7/22 ND @ HIC (7-5 Crawdads)

McPherson- Allowed 0 R on 0 H with 1 BB and 0 K over 2.0 relief IP in 7/30 ND @ LWD (5-3 “Claws)

MONDAY: West Virginia scored four in the first and held on to win 4-3 over Delmarva. The first five Power batters reached on base hits, accounting for half of the team’s entire game total. Jarek Cunningham, Aaron Baker, Jose Hernandez, and Jesus Brito all drove in a run in the inning. All three Shorebirds scores crossed in the fifth. Jason Erickson pitched six strong innings for the win, while Eliecer Navarro earned his first SAL save.

MAC IS BACK: Kyle McPherson will make his second appearance and first start since his late July stint on the disabled list. The right-hander appeared in a game at Lakewood during the recent road trip, pitching two scoreless innings in his first relief appearance of the season. No pitcher has started more games for the Power this season than McPherson, having made 19 starts, including six quality starts. The Power are 7-12 in games the Mobile, AL native begins this season.

JUST UNDER IN JULY: The Power finished July with a 14-15 record, roughly in the middle of the SAL pack for the month. Charleston and Lakewood held the league’s best record at 18-12, while Hagerstown had the lowest winning percentage with a 10-18 mark. West Virginia hit .259 during the month, their best average in any month this season and their 23 home runs were second only to their June totals. The Power staff ERA was 4.67; slightly more than on run higher than May’s season best 3.65 earned run average, but still slightly over a full run less than June’s 5.65 ERA.

LONG TIME COMING: Jason Erickson notched his fourth quality start of the season last night and won for the first time since June 5. During that stretch of nine starts between wins, Erickson went 0-2 with an ERA of 4.88.  Monday’s victory was his sixth of the season, matching former Power pitcher Nathan Baker for the staff lead in wins.

MORE MOVES: Kyle McPherson was activated from the disabled list on Friday, while Teddy Fallon sent back to the State College roster. McPherson spent a week on the DL with a blister problem on his right hand. Fallon has spent two stints on the Power roster this month, but has not appeared in a game yet. McPherson will start game two of this series tonight.

WALK THIS WAY: Evan Chambers has walked 81 times this year to lead the South Atlantic League. Chambers is alone in fourth place across all of Minor League Baseball, trailing only Kila Ki’aihue of Omaha (88), Conner Crumbliss of Kane County (88), and Vincent Belnome from Lake Elsinore (82).

POWER POINTS: Jairo Marquez saw his seven game hitting streak stopped by going 0-3 last night… Power hitters struck out 17 times on Saturday, setting a new single game high… Saturday’s shutout was the sixth by Power pitching this season… David Rubinstein ranks 13 in the SAL with a .297 average…

AROUND THE ORGANIZATION: Pittsburgh fell 4-0 at Cincinnati. Ross Ohlendorf took the loss to drop to 1-9… Indianapolis lost 4-1 at Norfolk… Altoona did not play… Bradenton split a double header at Daytona, losing 2-1 and winning 4-3… State College lost 11-3 at Jamestown.

ON THE AIR: All 140 West Virginia Power games can be heard on ESPN Radio 1490 AM in Charleston, WV, across the state on the Power Radio Network, and online at Adam Marco will call the action for each of the 70 home games this season, while the home team will provide coverage while the Power are on the road.

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