Lakewood got two-run doubles by Cameron Rupp and Edgar Duran in a four-run second inning but after that, the highlight of the night was, as we Tweeted:
A kid, maybe 8, in front of us in WV just given $20 by his dad, I’m pretty sure to put away his vuvuzela. #annoying
Bonilla took the lost in his last outing on Saturday against Augusta but won his two prior and four back, on July 6th, threw nine shutout innings in an unfortunate no-decision against Hagerstown (Lakewood would win 1-0 in 10 innings).
First as a BlueClaw…Steve Singleton hit his first BlueClaws home run on Thursday at West Virginia…He had previously hit six earlier this year, three with New Britain and three with Rochester in the Twins organization…Singleton, released by the Twins in mid-July, signed with the Phillies and was signed by the Phillies…He is 6-15 after a 1-12 start with Lakewood…Singleton has hit fifth and played third in all of his games with the BlueClaws.
Rupp on a Roll…BlueClaws C Cameron Rupp has hit safely in 20 of his last 23 games (30-80, .375)…Rupp, drafted in the 3rd round last year from the University of Texas, had an eight-game hitting streak and nine-game hitting streak among his current 23 game stretch…His average has gone from .217 to .269 over the current stretch…He peaked on Monday at .270, his highest batting average since he was 1-3 on Opening Day.