Portland W 2-1
Matt Barnes: 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 10 K, 1 HR
In a year where Allen Webster, Anthony Ranaudo, Brandon Workman, Henry Owens, have all been pitching very well (Rubby, who just got started yesterday, has the injury excuse), Matt Barnes--arguably the most impressive of the lot before the year started--has struggled to get going. Well, hopefully this is Barnes announcing his arrival. Loudly and impressively with all those strikeouts.
Salem L 2-3
This is Garin Cecchini on a bad day.
Greenville L 2-3 (In 10)
Cody Koback: 3-3, BB, A
Jose Vinicio: 1-3, BB, CS
Cody Kukuk: 5 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
Cody Kukuk joins Barnes in his good day. He needed something to earn him some separation in his walks and strikeouts, and he got just that against the Rome Braves.
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