Peoria Chiefs LHP Rob Kaminsky continued his dominance of Midwest League batters Monday as he struck out seven in seven scoreless innings against the Quad Cities River Bandits.
Kaminsky, the 2013 first-round draft pick of the St. Louis Cardinals, gave up three hits and no walks in the longest outing of his young career. He hasn’t issued a walk since his June 8 start at Quad Cities (four starts ago). He has given up two earned runs in only one start (May 16 vs. the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers) this season. His lone loss came in his first start (May 4 at Cedar Rapids).
In his nine starts for the Chiefs this season, Kaminsky is 4-1 with a 1.26 ERA, 0.90 WHIP, 47 strikeouts and 12 walks in 50 IP.
SS Juan Herrera led the Chiefs offense in Monday’s 8-2 win, going 4-for-4 with 4 RBI and a run scored.
After the game, the Cardinals promoted infielder Mason Katz to High-A Palm Beach. Katz batted .212 with 14 HR and 43 RBI in 75 games with the Chiefs this season.
Katz’s 14 homers currently are the second-most in the Midwest League. South Bend Silver Hawks 1B Daniel Palka leads the league with 15 HR. Three players — Lake County Captains C Eric Haase and Timber Rattlers teammates Clint Coulter and Michael Ratterree — are tied for third place with 13 HR each.