That is the line Dan Vogelbach has posted, so far, in Iowa this season. His strikeout rate is a little high, around 30%, but I suspect that will come down as Vogelbach continues to adjust. Other than the strikeouts, though, he’s been about as good as we could wish.
Yesterday he added to his season highlight reel with a sixth inning grand slam that put the Smokies ahead for a time.
It may not have been quite as majestic as his sign-breaking shot from last month, but a grand slam is a grand slam.
And you can watch the beautiful opposite field shot down at the end of this post.
- Jake Buchanan: 6 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 2 BB, 6 K
- Giovanni Soto: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 2 K
- John Andreoli: 1 for 3, BB, SB
- Dan Vogelbach: 3 for 5, HR
- Juan Perez: 1 for 3, 2B
- Rob Zastryzny: 5 IP, 6 R, 8 H, 2 BB, 3 K
- Josh Conway: 2 IP, 2 K
- Jacob Hannemann: 1 for 4, 2B, BB
- Billy McKinney: 1 for 3, 2 BB
- Mark Zagunis: 2 for 5
- Kelly Dugan: 1 for 5, HR
- Rob Zastryzny: 1 for 1, 2B, BB
- Zach Hedges: 7 IP, 3 H, 5 K
- Yasiel Balaguert: 2 for 4, 2B
- Jeffrey Baez: 1 for 4, 2B
- Shawon Dunston Jr.: 2 for 3 BB
- Cael Brockmeyer: 2 for 4
- Casey Bloomquist: 3 IP, 2 H, 3 K
- Scott Effross: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 K
- Andrew Ely: 3 for 4
- Tyler Alamo: 2 for 4, 2B
- The Pelicans piled up four more steals in yesterdays games, including swipes by Gleyber Torres, Ian Happ, Shawon Dunston, and Cael Brockmeyer.
- And Vogelbach’s opposite field grand slam: