Salem W 10-5
Tate Matheny: 2-5, 1 R, 2 K
Michael Chavis: 3-5, 2 R, 2 RBI
Josh Ockimey: 1-4, 1 HR, 2 R, 3 RBI, 1 BB
Trenton Kemp: 2-5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 K
Roniel Raudes: 5.2 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 0 BB, 4 K
Raudes is one of those players that’s really hard to judge off just a box score. Of course, you don’t want to judge any player off just their box score, but it’s especially true for someone like Raudes. Over his last couple of starts, he’s gotten his control back to where we expect it but is still allowing runs because opponents are turning balls in play into hits. What’s unclear, though, is whether or not that’s due to hard contact, poor defense, or some combination of the two. Either way, it’s nice to see Raudes be something closer to what we expected lately, even if the results aren’t all that great. Remember, we’re talking about a 19-year-old in High-A.
Greenville L 3-4
Tyler Hill: 0-4, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB
Roldani Baldwin: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 K
Lorenzo Cedrola: 2-4, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB
Stephen Nogosek: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K
Not a whole lot going on in Greenville Monday night. Cedrola continues to hit well with a .273 batting average and a .701 OPS. He’s relying mostly on batting average, but with his speed and athleticism, it’s enough at this point. Nogosek is also really impressing out of the bullpen. The closer is now up to 31 strikeouts and seven walks in 22 2⁄3 innings of work this year. The time is coming for him to get the bump up to Salem.