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Lamb and Blue Rocks had their own explosions in Virginia!

July 4, 2010

Woodbridge, VA – John Lamb and the Wilmington Blue Rocks had a game full of bang and glitter as they squared off against the Potomac Nationals. The Blue Rocks set the pace early by scoring five runs in the top of the inning, which were more than enough runs support for the teenage lefty, Lamb.

 

Lamb matched a season high for the length of his performance tonight while he allowed only 3 hits, 0 runs, 10 strike-outs and 0 walks. The 10 Ks also matched his professional baseball career high totals and seemed to put an exclamation point on his recent acknowledgement by Baseball America’s midseason All-Star “honorable mention” award. The Kansas City Royals were the only Major League Baseball team to have 4 players mentioned by the Baseball America honor.

All but a couple of Blue Rocks had hits tonight as they pounded the Nationals pitching staff to win by the final score of 13-4. The standouts were Eric Hosmer with two home runs and Salvador Perez with a 4-for-5 effort and a game high 4 runs batted in. Jamie Romak also had 4 hits as the Rocks sent a total of four out of the ballpark. Colon, Francis and Myers all had multiple hits during the lopsided game which allowed for some extra players to get involved, as well.

The Advanced Class A Carolina League contest was seen by more than 9,000 minor league baseball fans and surely the most were glad to see it end for the second phase of fireworks after the game. Tonight’s win has positioned the Rocks on top of the standings and with their amount of talent it should be a productive balance to the season.

 

Lamb will have his last scheduled start as a teenager on Friday, July 9 at the Lynchburg to end the recent seven-day road trip by the Wilmington Blue Rocks.

 

– – – James Lamb

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