25 July 2007

Who’s hot on the Mariners

By Matt Rice
GateHouse News Service

Harwich - 

Dan Hudson- Although he picked up his second loss of the season, Hudson pitched well against Orleans in his last outing, pitching five innings and giving up only three earned runs while striking out six. The six-foot, four-inch junior from Old Dominion is currently third in the league with 43 strikeouts in 33 innings pitched. In six starts this summer for the Mariners, Hudson has notched a 2-3 record with a 3.51 ERA. 

Danny Farquhar- Making the transition from starter to reliever has been a successful switch for Farquhar. In his past three appearances, the righty from Pembroke Pines, Florida has allowed only one earned run on two hits in 7.2 innings pitched. He also struck out seven batters while walking only one.
He currently holds a 2.59 ERA in 11 appearances this season. In 31 innings pitches, he’s allowed nine earned runs while striking out 37 and walking 12.

Ryan Kulik- In three starts so far this summer, Kulik has a 1.93 ERA, giving up four earned runs in a little more than 18 innings pitched. In his last start, a 5-3 Harwich win over Cotuit on Sunday, Kulik gave up two earned runs in six innings pitched. 

Alex Avila- After laboring through some midseason troubles, Avila has put things together lately, riding a three-game hitting streak, which includes a two-for-three performance against Chatham on Monday night. In 32 games this summer, Avila is batting .227 with a team high nine doubles, good for a tie for third in the league in that category. 

Cole Figueroa- Despite falling out of the top ten in the league in hitting this week, Figueroa was named starting short stop for the East All-Stars for Saturday’s game in Wareham. Figueroa has been at, or close to, the top in most team offensive catergories throughout the season for the Mariners. He’s currently leading the team with a .304 average with 31 hits, 15 walks and a .398 on-base percentage.