Brian Buchanon homered in his second game with Portland. Eddie Oropesa blew up for one of the few…
Six Emeralds head to All-Star game
Matt Thayer is batting .304, the only Ems player above .300. Thayer has 12 multi-hit games in 28 games on the year. He also leads the Ems in stolen bases with eight.
Vern Sterry is 2-2 with a 3.38 ERA. He had a one hitter on June 22, pitching 7.2 innings in his first game on the hill for Eugene. Sterry has not allowed more than six hits in any game and is limiting opponents to a .211 batting average.
Mike Ekstrom is 3-0 with a 1.80 ERA. He has pitched in eight games and made three starts, allowing four earned runs in 20 innings of work. He has walked just four on the year while striking out 17.
Brian Burks is 1-2 with four saves and a 2.70 ERA in 16 appearances. He has held leadoff hitters to a .071 average on the year and has yet to surrender a homer in 16.2 innings of work.
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