The Bees welcomed back A.J. Kirby-Jones into the lineup on Thursday for the first time since August 5 in Peoria. Kirby-Jones, who had been on the Disabled List, was activated before Thursday’s game and went 1-1 with three walks and a solo home run in the sixth inning. With his performance Thursday, Kirby-Jones raised his average for the month of August to .250. The home run was also his 10th at Community Field this season. He has hit 10 of his 13 home runs in 2011 here in Burlington.
Here’s hoping he continues his hot hitting as the Bees finish their series with Cedar Rapids this evening.