PLAYERS OF THE WEEK (7/9 – 7/15)
BATTER OF THE WEEK: It was a shortened week coming back from the All-Star Break but OF Michael Vento got off to good start in the “second half.” Vento went 4-for-13 (.308) with a double and a home run while driving in a team-high five runs in the four games after the four-day long break.
HONORABLE MENTION: 1B Kevin Barker went 5-for-13 since the All-Star Break with a double in each of the three games he played. Barker drove in two runs and put together a 3-for-5 night at the dish on the 12th which was the first game back. Also, SS Ray Olmedo needs to get some props after belting his first home run of the season two nights ago. Olmedo batted .333 (5-for-15) with three runs scored and two extra base hits.
PITCHER OF THE WEEK: The Chiefs have played four games after the All-Star Break and LHP Mike Venafro has pitched in three of the ballgames. Venafro has pitched in each of the last three games totaling 3.2 innings and did not allow a run.
HONORABLE MENTION: RHP Mike MacDonald earned the Chiefs lone win in the past four games. MacDonald tossed six solid earning scattering seven hits and two runs against Pawtucket. The righty struck out four and walked one.