On Friday night in Grand Junction Miles Gordon was playing for the Billings Mustangs and suffered a shoulder injury.

In the bottom of the 9th inning he tracked a ball to the wall in right field. As he got to the wall he reached up and as he got his arm to the apex he collided with the wall and went down quite awkwardly. At first it seemed like he may have hurt his knee with the way that he fell, but it easy to see that he was having shoulder issues rather quickly. The trainer, manager and teammates all ran out to check on him. After a few minutes he was able to stand up and he walked off of the field on his own, but his right arm just hung there and he didn’t move it at all.

He’s been placed on the disabled list with a separated shoulder and appears to be done for the season as he was placed on the 60-day minor league disabled list.

It was an unfortunate end to the season for Miles Gordon. The 18-year-old was having a nice second season as a professional. The Ontario native had played in 22-games for the Billings Mustangs and was hitting .262/.372/.369 on the season. He had hit three doubles, two triples, stolen three bases and had 11 walks to go along with just 14 strikeouts in 80 plate appearances.

Sarkis Ohanian picked up the save for the Dayton Dragons in the 10th inning last night. The right-hander from Duke has been absolutely other-wordly since he returned from extended spring training at the start of June.

Ohanian has made 19 appearances and he’s allowed a run in just three of those games – and never more than one. That’s good for an ERA of 1.35 in 20.0 innings. He hasn’t allowed a home run since returning (and only one on the entire season), has walked just five batters and he’s struck out 37 of the 71 batters that he’s faced in that span (that’s 52% of the batters he’s faced).

Also in that Dayton game we saw 1st rounder Nick Senzel rack up another two hits. The 2nd overall pick has now played in 19 games with the Dragons and he’s torn the cover off of the ball. In 86 plate appearances he’s now hitting .333/.435/.536 with 12 walks and 14 strikeouts.

As I type this, Aristides Aquino has hit his 14th home run of the year. That’s more than anyone hit for Dayton last year (Taylor Sparks led the way with 13 for the Tortugas in 2015).  14 home runs led the entire Florida State League in 2015, but this year, despite it still being July, that only ranks third (tied with two other players). While Aquino has still battled some consistency throughout the year, he’s taken a big step forward in 2016 after having an injury fill, tough season in 2015 with Dayton.

15 Responses

  1. Dale

    sure seems like the balls are juiced this year. Would explain Adam Duvall as well.
    I didnt know the milb had a 60 day DL. I wonder why they never put Jesse on it.

    • Doug Gray

      Because he didn’t need to miss that amount of time?

    • rhayex

      Adam Duvall having 70-75 grade raw power would also explain that.

    • MK

      is he now expweiencing the post HR DERBYhome run and hitting slump?

      • Doug Gray

        No. He, like Todd Frazier, was slumping for a few weeks before he got there.

  2. MK

    Nick Senzel committed his 5th error in18 Dayton games last night.

  3. Gaffer

    Aroldis Chapman is about to be traded for a top 40 SS prospect and several others. It really stinks to see what we missed out on. The delay in rebooting has led to a deep deep rebuild it looks like.

    • Reaganspad

      Walt choosing to fire sale super Todd and Chapman made no sense at all

      He gave away Chapman. Really a stupid GM move

      • Doug Gray

        I have a feeling that Chapman was moved when and for what he was because the Reds wanted no part of a DV and shooting incident.

      • Reaganspad

        You are right on that Doug

        Of course they had no problem taking on Alfredo Simon

      • Doug Gray

        Rightly or wrongly, the two situations were very, very different from a PR standpoint. I’d bet 95% of Reds fans don’t have the slightest clue about Alfredo Simon’s issues. I get 95% knew all about Chapman’s.

      • Nick

        He wasn’t facing such charges at the 2014 and 2015 trade deadlines, when they should have traded him.

  4. dale

    What Doug said on Chapman. I totally back Jocketty on that one. Yankees don’t care and the Yankee pinstripes mystique almost always guarantees that they make out on trades.

    • DaveCT

      One of the reasons I don’t like the current use of “Billyball.” Given the reminder of Billy Martin and some of his bs.