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Vols in the Pros Update (8/21)

After a brief hiatus, we are back with your daily Vols in the Pros Update. Today we catch up on the action from the last three days. Highlighting the report is Todd Helton who blasted a home run on his birthday for the fifth time in his career. Other notes include R.A. Dickey getting the start tonight, two more RBIs for J.P. Arencibia and much, much more.

MLB

J.P. Arencibia (Toronto Blue Jays) - Arencibia has hit safely in each of his last four games, including a two-RBI single (VIDEO) in the Blue Jays' 7-0 victory over the Oakland A's on Friday night. He has now knocked in 57 runs this season, placing him third among all MLB rookies.His 19 home runs rank second behind only the Angels' Mark Trumbo.

Aug. 18: 1-for-4, 2 RBI, 1 K

Aug. 19: 1-for-2, 1 BB

Season: .212, 73 H, 38 R, 13 2B, 3 3B, 19 HR, 57 RBIs (96 games)

 

R.A. Dickey (New York Mets) - Dickey will look for a little more luck when he takes the hill against the Milwaukee Brewers tonight than he has had in recent games. Despite delivering quality starts in each of his last four contests, he has not found the win column. He has had some success against the Brewers in his career with a 1-1 record and 2.65 ERA in four appearances (two starts) against the Brew Crew.

Season: 5-11, 3.77 ERA, 26 G, 25 GS, 1 CG, 160.0 IP, 162 H, 43 BB, 105 K, .264 Opp. BA

 

Todd Helton (Colorado Rockies) - In his last two games, Helton has collected four hits, including his 14th home run of the season and three RBIs. Against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, he was 1-for-3 with an RBI groundout (VIDEO) and a walk. Yesterday, on his 38th birthday, Helton launched a solo home run to left (VIDEO) and drove in another run with a double (VIDEO) in a 3-for-6 effort as the Rockies outlasted the Dodgers in 14 innings. The longball was the fifth he has hit on his birthday during his MLB career, tying him with Al Simmons and Derek Lee for the most in major-league history, according to the Elias Stats Bureau.

Aug. 19: 1-for-3, 1 RBI, 1 BB

Aug. 20: 3-for-6, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBIs, 2 K

Season: .313, 119 H, 55 R, 26 2B, 14 HR, 65 RBIs (111 games)

 

Luke Hochevar (Kansas City Royals) - Hochevar gave up four earned runs in six innings against the Boston Red Sox on Thursday as the Royals dropped a 4-3 decision to drop his record to 8-10 on the season. It was the fifth consecutive start in which he has thrown at least six innings. The Red Sox touched him up for eight hits, but he did strike out six.

Aug. 18: L, 6.0 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 6 K

Season: 8-10, 4.93 ERA, 26 GS, 164.1 IP, 166 H, 53 BB, 96 K, .262 Opp. BA

 

TRIPLE-A

Deunte Heath (Charlotte Knights/White Sox)

Aug. 20: ND, 4.1 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 9 K

Season: 2-7, 4.93 ERA, 28 G, 14 GS, 1 SV, 91.1 IP, 87 H, 57 BB, 108 K, .248 Opp. BA

 

SINGLE-A

Kentrail Davis (Brevard County Manatees/Brewers)

Aug. 18: 1-for-4, 1 K, 2 SB

Aug. 19: 0-for-3, 2 K, 1 CS

Aug. 20: 1-for-4

Season: .247, 113 H, 69 R, 15 2B, 6 3B, 8 HR, 41 RBIs, 32 SB (118 games)

 

Matt Duffy (Tri-City ValleyCats/Astros)

Aug. 18: 1-for-4, 2 K

Aug. 19: 0-for-4, 1 RBI, 1 K

Aug. 20: 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 SB (1st pro SB)

Season: .296, 64 H, 34 R, 18 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 33 RBIs, 1 SB (58 games)

 

Blake Forsythe (Savannah SandGnats/Mets)

Aug. 18: 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB

Aug. 19: 1-for-4, 2 K

Aug. 20: 0-for-4, 1 RBI, 2 K

Season: .226, 74 H, 35 R, 21 2B, 4 3B, 7 HR, 35 RBIs (94 games)

 

Cody Hawn (Wisconsin Timber Rattlers/Brewers)

Aug. 18: 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB

Aug. 19: 0-for-4, 1 R, 2 K

Aug. 20: 0-for-4, 3 K

Season: .284, 91 H, 43 R, 16 2B, 6 HR, 39 RBIs, 3 SB (86 games)

 

Khayyan Norfork (Auburn Doubledays/Nationals)

Aug. 19: 0-for-2, 1 BB, 1 K

Season: .263, 10 H, 5 R, 1 2B, 5 RBIs, 4 SB (14 games)

 

P.J. Polk (Connecticut Tigers/Tigers)

Aug. 18: 1 R (pinch-runner)

Aug. 19: 1 R (pinch-runner)

Season: .170, 33 H, 26 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 13 RBIs, 4 SB (65 games w/ 2 teams)

 

Andy Simunic (Lancaster JetHawks/Astros)

Aug. 19: 1-for-4, 1 K

Aug. 20: 0-for-3, 1 BB, 1 K

Season: .279, 51 H, 34 R, 9 2B, 1 3B, 3 HR, 20 RBIs, 5 SB (55 games w/ Lancaster)

 

Charley Thurber (Brooklyn Cyclones/Mets)

Aug. 18: 1-for-4, 2 K

Aug. 20: 0-for-3, 2 K

Season: .258, 46 H, 18 R, 11 2B, 1 3B, 22 RBIs (46 games)

 

ROOKIE LEAGUE

Steven Gruver (Elizabethton Twins/Twins)

Aug. 18: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

Season: 0-0, 2.67 ERA, 19 G, 1 SV, 27.0 IP, 21 H, 5 BB, 30 K, .214 Opp. BA

 

Stephen McCray (Great Falls Voyagers/White Sox)

Aug. 20: ND, 5.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

Season: 2-3, 5.67 ERA, 13 G, 6 GS, 39.2 IP, 54 H, 13 BB, 35 K, .325 Opp. BA

 

Aaron Tullo (Orem Owlz/Angels)

Aug. 19: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 0 K

Season: 1-1, 7.50 ERA, 16 G, 2 SV, 18.0 IP, 20 H, 12 BB, 22 K, .274 Opp. BA

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