The Hotsheet (7/13 - 7/19)

Fio has to stick in the bigs in `08

Jeff Fiorentino is making his case for a role with the O's in the second half, while Brandon Erbe continues to baffle those within the organization. Find out who else made The Hotsheet and The Not So Hotsheet inside.

The Hotsheet (7/13 - 7/19)

#1 Jeff FiorentinoDelmarva Shorebirds – 9 for 18 (6 runs scored, 3 HR, triple, 11 RBI)

The Baysox outfielder was on a tear at the plate this week with three long balls, eleven RBI and six runs scored to accompany his .500 average. It's getting close to make-or-break time for Fiorentino and he is responding nicely.

#2 Matt CepickyBowie Baysox – 10 for 25 (3 HR, 10 RBI, 4 runs scored, triple)

The DH proved has proved his worth over the last seven games by hitting .400 with three homeruns, ten RBI and a triple.

#3 Terry Tiffee Norfolk Tides – 12 for 27 (9 RBI, HR, 5 doubles, 4 runs scored)

The Arkansas native helped pace Norfolk's offense this week with nine RBI, a long ball, five extra-base hits and four runs scored.

#4 Mike Cervenak Norfolk Tides – 11 for 31 (4 doubles, 4 RBI, 4 runs scored)

The Tides' versatile defender produced four multi-hit games this week in the process of accumulating a batting average of .360 during his seven game hitting streak.

#5 JR House – Norfolk Tides – 11 for 25 (5 RBI, HR, 6 runs scored, 2 doubles)

The International League All-Star continued to show why the Orioles must give him a shot at the big leagues with an impressive .440 average, five RBI and three multi-hit games. If it wasn't before, it's starting to get ridiculous.

#6 Craig AndersonNorfolk Tides – 6.0 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 7 K

A week after being named the International League pitcher of the week, the Australian southpaw continued to baffle hitters with another solid outing that resulted in his third victory of the season. Over his last 18.2 IP, the lefty has yielded only one earned run and struck out thirteen.

#7 Brandon SnyderDelmarva Shorebirds – 12 for 33 (3 RBI, HR, 2 2B)

The Shorebirds' first baseman put together four multi-hit games and batted .370 for the week, bringing his season average to .286. Snyder is a dark horse for a monster second half this year.

#8 Kennard Jones10 for 21 (5 runs scored, 3 RBI, 2 2B, triple, stolen base [13])

The speedy centerfielder extended his current hitting streak to six games and is now batting .258 for the season.

#9 Luis MontanezNorfolk Tides – 9 for 25 (4 RBI, 4 runs scored, 3 2B, 2 HR)

The outfielder amassed three multi-hit games with two long balls and is now hitting .303 over his last ten games.

#10 Luis Jimenez – Bowie Baysox – 8 for 26 (10 runs scored, HR, 2 2B)

The big hitting first baseman elevated his season average to .304, with hits in six consecutive games and a .310 batting average for the week.

The Not So Hotsheet

Brandon ErbeFrederick Keys – 2.1 IP, 8 H, 9 ER, 2 BB)

The young hurler had a tough go of it this week against the Salem hitters, yielding nine earned runs in only 2.1 innings of work. The problem continues to be command, both in finding the strike zone and working within it.

Beau HaleBowie Baysox – 4 IP, 12 H, 7 ER, 2 BB)

The veteran right-hander failed to locate his pitches and gave up an astounding twelve hits and seven earned runs in only four innings of work.

Kyle Schmidt – Delmarva Shorebirds – 5.1 IP, 10 H, 5 ER)

The Shorebirds' hurler saw his ERA over his last ten starts balloon to 15.75 after being roughed up by the Lakewood Blue Claws.

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