Baseball Update: Former Lobos Getting it Done
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  09/07/2011
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Sept. 7, 2011

Four former Lobos made things look easy over Labor Day Weekend. Jordan Pacheco got called up to the big leagues to play with the Colorado Rockies, while Ryan Honeycutt received a promotion himself to the San Francisco Giants Triple-A club, the Fresno Grizzlies. The other two former Lobos earned player of the week honors from their respective leagues. Brian Cavazos-Galvez was named the Southern League’s Hitter of the Week and Jon Hesketh was named the California League Pitcher of the Week.

Jordan Pacheco Gets Call to the Bigs
The 25-year-old Pacheco found out last night (Sept. 6) that he would be making his big league debut for the Colorado Rockies. Before his call up Pacheco spent the entire season with the Rockies Triple-A affiliate, the Colorado Springs Sky Sox. Pacheco hit .278 (101-for-363) with 21 doubles, 3 triples, 3 home runs, 50 RBI and 57 runs in 97 games for the Sky Sox this season.

Starting at third base, Pacheco made his debut a memorable one, going 2-for-4 with two RBIs in the game. One of those two hits came on his first-ever major league at bat.

Ryan Honeycutt makes jump to AAA
Honeycutt got the call up to the San Francisco Giants Triple-A affiliate, the Fresno Grizzlies, over Labor Day Weekend. Honeycutt made the most of his opportunity, posting a .500 batting average (3-for-6) with two runs scored in the Grizzlies final two games of the season.

Cavazos-Galvez Hitter of the Week
Former Lobo Brian Cavazos-Galvez, of the Chattanooga Lookouts, was named the Southern League’s Hitter of the Week for his outstanding performance over Labor Day Weekend. On the season, Cavazos-Galvez was a healthy contributor for the Lookouts, posting a .277 average to go along with 14 homeruns and 61 RBIs. With his season nearing its end, Cavazos-Galvez went on a hitting rampage. The 24-year-old had already strung together a seven-game hitting streak before heading into his final regular season game against the Montgomery Biscuits on Sept. 4. Cavazos-Galvez batted in five runs in the sixth and seventh innings against the Biscuits. Two of those RBIs came in the sixth inning when Cavazos-Galvez smacked a homer to left center field. Homerun number two and RBIs three, four and five came in the seventh inning off a line drive to left field.

Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Cavazos-Galvez was chosen by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 12th round of the 2009 MLB Draft. The former Lobo has racked up his fair share of awards over the years including: the Pioneer League MVP, Topps Pioneer League Player of the Year, Topps Short-Season Rookie All-Star in 2009, Midwest League Player of the Week and Post-Season All-Star in 2010.

Jon Hesketh Pitcher of the Week
2-0, 1.29 ERA, 2 G, 1 GS, 7 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 HR, 0 HBP, 0 BB, 7 K

Former Lobos Jon Hesketh, of the High-Desert Mavericks, got some redemption at the end of his season by earning the California League Pitcher of the Week for his performance over Labor Day Weekend. Hesketh had been sidelined by a thumb injury the majority of the season, having pitched in just 45 innings all year. The big lefty didn’t let that get him down, however, as he wrapped up the 2011 campaign with a pair of victories over the Bakersfield Blaze. Hesketh tossed two scoreless frames of relief on Sept. 4, allowing just one run in a season-high five innings of work. Over his last 13 innings, Hesketh has only given up one run while fanning 13 without walking a single batter.