Clip Files for August

Applegate’s Jekyll and Hyde season continued in August. A month after going 5-15, Applegate regrouped for a 15-5 month to thrust itself back into contention for the West Division crown with 40 games to play, sitting two games behind front-runner Boulder. …

Hendricks

Kyle Hendricks took a no-hitter into the ninth against New New York, surrendering a one-out double on a 1-8 roll to ninth-place hitter Tim Anderson to break up his chance at history. Hendricks walked two, struck out eight in raising his record to 12-4. … In the same series, after Applegate won the first four games, New New York’s Sonny Gray was twirling a perfect game against the Clips before being inexplicably pulled with one out and a 2-0 lead in the sixth. Jamie Garcia continued the perfecto through the seventh. But A.J. Ramos came on with six outs to go and walked Hunter Pence to ruin the perfect game, and with five outs to go gave up a single to Kole Calhoun to spoil the no-hit bid. New New York hung on for a 4-1 win to spoil Applegate’s bid for a sweep. … The Clips also went 4-1 vs. Destin and Savannah, plus 3-2 vs. South Grand Prairie. …

Tyler Glasnow took Stephen Strasburg’s No. 2 spot in the rotation for the month and got scorched by Savannah in his first as-played outing, coughing up 13 hits, nine walks and 14 runs. He went on to get three five-inning wins, never allowing more than three runs, to ‘lower’ his ERA for the month — and the season, since he’s used up all 23 of his innings — to 8.22. …  Applegate won all four of Hendricks’ starts, as the ace went 3-0 with a 1.05 ERA. … Six different pitchers recorded saves for a total of nine on the month. … Hard-righty Shawn Kelley appeared in 13 of the 20 August games. …

Billy Hamilton stole eight bases and laid down eight sacrifice bunts to boost his league-leading totals (41, 47) in both categories. … Neil Walker led the club’s offensive fireworks in August, with team highs in homers (6) and RBIs (17) while hitting .333. … The Clips saw 19 righty starters in August, one lefty. … Xander Bogaerts hit .500 vs. New New York and .435 vs. South Grand Prairie, overcoming a .182 performance vs. Destin en route to leading the Clips in runs scored in August with 17. … Between them, Glasnow and Johnny Cueto allowed 43 of the Clips’ opponents’ 75 runs on the month, yet both went 3-1. …

Right-handed batters hit just .186 vs. Applegate in August. … Lefty relief aces Andrew Miller and Ryan Buchter have nearly identical ERAs of 1.76 and 1.75. … Miller has a 0.75 WHIP and Buchter 0.82. … Ken Giles has not allowed an inherited runner to score this season. … Lefty starter Drew Pomeranz owns the lowest batting average allowed to LHBs in the league (.162) and the third-fewest hits-per-nine-innings ratio at 7.19. …

Got notes like these on your team and want to see them on the league webpage? E-mail them to me by the 4th of the following month…

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