- New Hampshire Fisher Cats starting pitcher Jo-Jo Reyes (1-0, 0.00) has been named Eastern League Pitcher of the Week for the span ending July 18. The 25-year old from West Covina, CA made his Fisher Cats debut on Friday night against the visiting Binghamton Mets, and allowed just one hit and two walks while striking out six batters in eight scoreless innings on way to a 6-2 Fisher Cats victory. Reyes carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning against the B-Mets before allowing a one-out double to Jonathan Malo.
Reyes was acquired by the Toronto Blue Jays on July 14, 2010 in a trade involving Alex Gonzalez going to the Atlanta Braves. The 6'2", 230-pounder out of Riverside Poly High School made his Major League debut on July 7, 2007, and opened the 2010 season in Atlanta before being placed on the DL with a hyper extended knee on April 15. The 43rd overall pick in the 2003 MLB Draft has spent most of the 2010 schedule at Triple-A Gwinnett, posting a 1-5 record with 50 strikeouts and a 5.70 ERA over 47.1 innings. Reyes appeared in 41 MLB games from 2007-2010.
- Wednesday night, the largest crowd of the season watched Travis Snider homer in a 5-1 loss vs. Boston AA affiliate Portland Sea Dogs. The crowd of 7,644 hung on through a 32 minute rain delay before watching the Cats drop the home stand finale.
- Snider is making a rehab appearance for Manchester, part of is DL stint for a right wrist sprain.
- The Cats continue to hang on in EAS Eastern League standings, at 57-41, only a half game out of first, trailing Trenton. The locals have dropped the last three, and are 4-6 in the last 10.
- The Fisher Cats are back in town to host the Harrisburg Senators from July 26-28. The first 1,000 kids will receive a free batting glove, courtesy of Northeast Delta Dental and fans can play USA Subs Baseball Bingo. For tickets, visit www.nhfishercats.com or call (603) 641-2005.