Hafner touched 94 MPH tonight.

On a night where I got to see Ryan Hafner pitch for the first time, the good news was seeing Alen Hanson play for the fourth time. In last night's game he was hit in the head with an errant pick-off throw, which caused him to leave the game. He was back in the lineup tonight, although he was at DH for the night. He did take infield practice earlier in the day so he seems to be fine after a scary looking incident. The Power ended up losing this one in the ninth inning 7-6, as Lakewood put three runs on the board, the last two coming with two outs. First the report on Hafner's outing, followed by tonight's game notes from Hanson, Willy Garcia, Jose Osuna and Gregory Polanco, plus some final notes on the four.

Ryan Hafner

Hafner was very impressive in t...

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