Yesterday’s roster move; Heisler still first
It was a tough Monday for the Dash in the Roanoke Valley. Winston-Salem dropped both ends of a doubleheader to Salem, and designated hitter Mark Tracy left the opener with an ankle sprain. He suffered this injury while advancing to second on a wild pitch in the game’s third inning.
As a result, Tracy was placed on the seven-day disabled list in between games of the doubleheader, and outfielder Adam Heisler was activated after a knee injury kept him out for two weeks.
As the two-hole hitter in game two, Heisler went 1-for-4 with a run scored to extend his on-base streak, which we have been keeping tabs on here, here and here. It now sits at 42 games dating back to the 2012 season, and Heisler’s time on the shelf did not cost him Minor League Baseball’s top spot in this category.
In fact, Heisler has a significant lead on second place in the minors among active on-base streaks. Take a look:
1. Winston-Salem’s Adam Heisler – 42
2. Toledo’s Jordan Lennerton – 35
3. Greenville’s Mookie Betts – 27
4. Norfolk’s Travis Ishikawa – 26
Among active on-base streaks longer than 20 games, Heisler’s is the only one that spans the entire 2013 season. He has reached safely in all 20 games with Winston-Salem after finding his way aboard at least once in his 19 games with Low-A Kannapolis. The Mobile, Ala., native also finished the 2012 campaign with three games of at least one trip on the bases while in Great Falls.
The Dash and Salem Red Sox continue their five-game, four-day series with a 7:05 clash tonight. Listen live beginning at 6:50 here. Talk to you then.