“We are very pleased to have these five players represent the Bluefish during the 2010 Atlantic League All-Star Game,” says Bluefish general manager Bob Goughan. “They have been key members of our team during the first half of the season and are deserving of this accomplishment.”
Jimerson has developed into Bridgeport’s biggest offensive threat in his second year in the Atlantic League. The reigning Atlantic League batting champ leads the Bluefish in doubles (16), RBI (35), home runs (9), on-base percentage (.458), and slugging percentage (.725). Moss is currently fourth in the league with a .330 batting average. The newcomer paces the ‘Fish in runs scored (40) and hits (64). Rodriguez, a four-year Atlantic League veteran, is batting .232 with four home runs, 18 RBI and 15 runs scored. The backstop has a .988 fielding percentage from behind the plate.
In his second season with the Bluefish, Ryan has earned his place in the starting rotation. The righty owns a 4-1 record in 18 appearances (five starts) this season, leading the Atlantic League with a 1.20 ERA over 52.2 innings pitched and ranking fifth with 55 strikeouts. Pike receives this honor for a second consecutive year by posting a 6-2 record with a 3.51 ERA through 74.1 frames.
Jimerson, Moss, Rodriguez, Pike and Ryan will represent the Bluefish on the Liberty Division squad at the 2010 All-Star Game, which takes place July 6 at Suffolk County Sports Park, home of the Long Island Ducks, in Central Islip, New York. All-Star selections were the results of fan, media and front office polling, which took place throughout the league and individual team Web sites.