JEWISH BASEBALL NEWS –The best performances of Sat., July 30, 2010:

  • “AAA” Toledo Mud Hens OF Ben Guez went 1-for-2 with a home run, walk, two RBIs and two runs scored in a 9-6 loss to the Gwinnett Braves. Although he’s in a mild slump — batting .194 in his past 10 games — Guez is batting .272 overall at Toledo, and with a lot of power. In just 114 at-bats, he has six home runs, 15 extra-base hits in all, 20 RBIs and a .526 slugging percentage, second highest among Mud Hens starters. Thus continues an improbable season in which Guez batted .207 for the “A+” Lakeland Flying Tigers, was surprisingly promoted to the “AA” Erie SeaWolves, and then, nine games later, sent to Toledo.
  • “A+” Winston-Salem Dash SP Dylan Axelrod pitched well but got little run support in a 2-1 loss to the Myrtle Beach Pelicans. Axelrod gave up five hits and one run in seven innings, walking none and striking out three. Since being promoted to the Dash, he’s put together a 5-2 record with a 2.43 ERA, 55 strikeouts and only 10 walks in 66-and-a-third innings.
  • “AAA” Nashville Sounds LF Adam Stern went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBIs and one run scored in a 7-4 loss to the Round Rock Express. Stern — a 30-year-old veteran who went 0-for-8 during several brief stints with the Milwaukee Brewers this season — is batting .297 for the Sounds, with four home runs and 22 RBIs in 195 at-bats.