Sunday’s 8-4 victory over Tulsa ended a stretch of the Arkansas Travelers’ playing 26 games in a row.
The span which ran from July 12 through Aug. 6, saw the Travs finish with an 11-15 record including a 7-8 record at home. It was the longest stretch in the schedule this season without a break, and, unfortunately, also included Arkansas’ second-most lopsided loss, a 13-1 setback, last Saturday to Tulsa.
Trailing Springfield and Tulsa, both tied for first in North division second-half standings, by nine games, the Travelers began their second to last home stand Tuesday. They play three games against Frisco and three against Midland which goes through Sunday. Next week, they’ll travel to Frisco and Midland and finish their final homestand Aug. 22 through the 25 against Tulsa. Only 22 games remain this season.
July Player of the Month
Outfielder Kyle Waldrop was named one of the Minor League’s Player of the Month. Leading the Texas League in doubles with 28, he batted .374 in 30 games. During July, he led the Texas League with 43 hits, 12 doubles and 61 total bases. Slapping hits in 25 of the 30 games, Waldrop had 15 games with multi hits. He also finished in the top five in extra-base hits with 14 and on-base percentage with a .409 average.
EXTRA BASES: Arkansas wrapped up the month of July with a 15-15 record…they scored 128 runs while allowing 132…on the offensive side, they batted .262/.332/.367 with 19 homeruns and 16 stolen bases…Waldrop was the leading hitter with a .374 average, 12 doubles, two homers and 17 runs batted in…the pitchers posted a team ERA of 4.14 in 265 innings…Dylan Unsworth was the top pitcher on the staff going 4-2 with a 1.83 ERA in 39.1 innings over six starts.