Noah Syndergaard struck out 8 and allowed just a solo homer over 6 IP in his last start. He’s striking out 32.6% at AA after striking out 24.8% in the FSL.
Hoby Milner held St. Lucie to 1 hit and 1 walk while striking out 7 over 7.2 IP on June 12th. He followed that up by allowing 15 runs over 7.1 IP in his next two starts.
Rainy Lara opposed Miller on 6/12 allowing 2 runs on 7 hits and 1 walk while striking out 5 over 6 IP. His FSL strike out rate, which was close to the 26% he struck out in the SAL this year, has fallen off to 18% after 9 Ks in his last 4 starts.
Carlos Valdez picked up his first win of the year in his last start, allowing 4 hits and 1 walk over 6 shutout IP.
Akeel Morris followed him with 3 shutout innings for the save. He’s gone 25 IP this year and hasn’t allowed an earned run while striking out 31 and walking 12.
Jake Kuebler lost to Greenville twice in July,once allowing 6 runs on 5 hits and 2 walks in 4 IP, and in his next start allowing 1 run in 4 IP while striking out 5.
Martires Arias allowed 3 runs (1 ER) on 7 hits over 7 IP against Greeneville, striking out 3. In his last start he struck out 7 over 7 shutout IP against Elizabethtown.
Jordan Mills has struck out 28 and walked 8 over 29 IP. This is a one game set, with Kingsport heading home for a series before heading back to Greeneville next weekend. Well planned!
Rafael Montero is set to make his 11th start for LasVegas and 22nd overall this year. PCL batters are proving to be test for Montero, as they are hitting .291 against him and while he has struck out 7 three times, he’s also struck out 2 or less three times.
Michael Wacha has held PCL batters to a .203 BAA, and has struck out 33 and walked 3 in his last five starts, after making 3 starts with the Cardinals. (Must be nice to not need pitching like that on the big league level.)