In game one of Altoona’s doubleheader yesterday, Alen Hanson led off the game with a home run, his first of the season. His bat is just starting to come around with a .282 average in his last nine games and he leads the Eastern League with four triples. Hanson homered eight times last year.
Gift Ngoepe continues to hit well, lining an RBI single in game two of the doubleheader. He has a six game hitting streak and an .871 OPS on the season. He has ten extra base hits this year. For those that asked after hearing his name pronounced in the highlights earlier this week, he told me on Wednesday that it is “n-GO-pay”, which is obviously different from the “n-WEE-peh” we heard for the first three years or so of his career.