Lookouts Puig only played about 4 innings. The young cuban defector is continuing to show he is ready for the big leagues after having an awesome spring. He has went 7-15 this season with a .467 average, 1 HR, 3 RBI's, and 1 stolen base putting up numbers like that is going to get Puig to the show very soon and he looks the part standing at 6'3 240lbs. Pederson had a very impressive night as he as well has had all year. Joc has went 1-3 last night with a big RBI to give the Lookouts the lead again in the 7th. Joc so far has 5-22 with a .238, 5 hits, 2 doubles, 2 homeruns and 2 stolen bases. The 20 year olds bat still has some improvements to make but he is makeing lots of improvements every day. Pederson's top attribute is his defense, Joc played CF and he ate up as much as the field as he could. Matt Szczcur hit a shot that could have put the Smokies but Pederson ran from Mid center to almost the right centers warning track to make a beautiful catch.
once more. I did come away with a prize before the game started I did get an autograph ball from #4 prosepect Joc Pederson. I went for Puig but he didn't sign. For more on the Southern League checkout my blogs on Southern Division and Northern Division.