Thursday in A-Ball: Breaking: Kevin Plawecki Can Hit

A+: St. Lucie Mets 7, @ Charlotte Stone Crabs (TB) 6 

C Kevin Plawecki: 3-for-4 with a double and 2 RBI. The 22-year-old is now hitting .358/.403/.493 in 18 games in the FSL.

Matt Bowman: 5 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 5 BB, 4 K. I wonder if he’s getting tired. After walking 9 batters in his first 50 innings in the FSL, he’s walked 11 in his last 18.2.

 

A: Augusta GreenJackets (SF) 9, @ Savannah Sand Gnats 1

The ‘Jackets scored seven times off RHP Matt Koch in the second, and the game was pretty much over from there. Koch’s line in his shortest start of the year: 1.2 IP, 6 H, 7 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 2 HBP. He hadn’t hit a batter all year (69.2 IP), and then plunked two in the same inning on Thursday night.

Daily Nimmo
The 20-year-old was 1-for-4 with two strikeouts and a bloop basehit to leftfield off a left-handed reliever. The basehit moved his batting average vs. lefties over .200 for the year to .208/.296/.229 in (10-for-48) vs. southpaws.