Long regarded as a prospect with tremendous power, something of a rarity among catchers, it hasn’t quite come together for him yet. There have certainly been flashes: when he first arrived in Lexington in 2015, his 29 extra-base hits in 80 games seemed like a sign of what was to come. The next season, he popped 20 doubles and 13 home runs in only 82 games, and it seemed that our hopes were being validated. One of his homers actually put a hole in the front of the video board in the left-field alley, adding to his reputation as a power bat which had only begun to translate into game-time production.
The Naturals had another rough week. Jackson Kowar threw a 4-hit gem in their only win on the week. Kowar went 8.0 innings Saturday earning the victory walking no one and recording 6 strikeouts. Holden Capps threw a perfect 9th inning to close it out. The Naturals had plenty of offense in this one with six extra base hits including five doubles. Dairon Blanco was 2-5 in the leadoff spot playing RF. Anderson Miller hit his fifth home run of the season for the Naturals. Khalil Lee and Nate Esposito had two hits.
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