A few quick notes to get us started:
- RHP Domingo Acevedo is continuing to throw bullpens as he gets over his blister, reports Sean Miller. “Today, he threw his third or fourth side, and did a really nice job … There is still probably another side, probably a live side. So we are probably a week and a half away,” said Double-A Trenton manager Jay Bell.
- I missed this yesterday, but RHP Garrett Whitlock was named the Low-A South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week. Last year’s 18th round pick has a 1.06 ERA (2.21 FIP) with 31.8% strikeouts and 5.6% walks in six starts and 34 innings so far this season. Whitlock was a potential top ten rounds pick last spring before a back injury.
Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (4-1 loss to Syracuse)
- SS Tyler Wade: 1-4, 2 K, 1 CS
- LF Clint Frazier: 1-4, 1 R
- DH Mike Ford: 1-3, 1 BB — 25/15 K/BB in 30 games this year after 72/94 K/BB in 126 games last year
- C Erik Kratz: 0-3, 1 BB, 1 K
- LHP Nestor Cortes: 4.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 Balk, 4/3 GB/FB — 48 of 74 pitches were strikes (65%) … 19/13 K/BB in 20.2 innings this year