Updated: September 5, 2013 7:05AM
To a degree, the RailCats still have been seeking consistency. It will continue to be a point of emphasis for the duration of the season.
“We have played some games that have been as good as I’ve seen in the nine years, eight years, I’ve been here,” manager Greg Tagert said. “And we’ve also played some stinkers. Those are the ones we have to eliminate. Certainly you’re not going to win every game. But we have hurt ourselves in some of those losses that have come back to haunt us.”
Kansas City’s Matt Padgett was named the American Association’s Hitter of the Month for July, and Fargo-Moorhead’s Joe Harris the Pitcher of the Month.
Padgett hit .402 with nine home runs and 26 RBI for the T-Bones. He also had a slugging percentage of .794.
Harris went 6-0 with a 1.69 ERA and three saves in 14 appearances out of the RedHawks bullpen. The left-hander allowed 16 hits in 211/3 innings.
On the move
Earlier this week, the Cincinnati Reds purchased the contract of Laredo left-hander Fabian Williamson, who was assigned to High-A Bakersfield in the California League.
Williamson went 6-2 with a 3.42 ERA in 18 games, including 12 starts, for the Lemurs. He struck out 75 batters in 732/3 innings.
The 24-year-old spent six seasons in the Mariners (Seattle drafted him in the 22nd round in 2006), Red Sox, Athletics and Braves organizations, reaching as high as Double-A. He began last season with Winnipeg, before signing with Atlanta.
Williamson made his first start for the Blaze on Friday, allowing eight runs on 10 hits in 22/3 innings against the San Jose Giants.