Erik Goeddel faced Portland on April 24th allowing 4 runs on 6 hits over 4 IP with 2 BB and 3 K. He’s struck out 36 and walked 16 on the year.
Matt Barnes has struck out 38 and walked 12 in 31 IP this year. He has not faced Binghamton yet in 2013, and has allowed 2 ER in his last three starts including a 10 strikeout effort at Reading.
Michael Almanzar is hitting .304/.373/.511 and hit his 10th double and 6th home run last night as part of a 3 hit, 5 rbi game. Xander Bogarts is hitting .323 and slugging .523 at home versus .242 and .339 on the road.
Jenry Mejia went two innings in a rehab start six days ago. The game was halted by rain, canceled and the results expunged. LHP Angel Cuan (3-1, 5.76) could follow as he has experience both as a starter and reliever this year, and hasn’t appeared since last Friday.
Zack Dodson allowed 2 runs on 6 hits and 1 BB in 6 IP six days ago, in his second start this year. He was a 4th round pick in 2009 out of high school and has logged over 250 IP below Advanced A.
Since starting the year 2-12 Bradenton has stabilized, going 8-10 since they last faced St. Lucie.
In his first SAL start Robert Gsellman allowed 1 run on 4 hits over 5.1 IP, with 2 BB/2 K. In two FSL starts he walked 5 and struck out 5.
Joe Biagini allowed 4 runs on 4 hits and 2 BB in 3 IP in his last start, back on April 8th he faced the Gnats going 4.1 IP allowing 3 R (2 ER) on 3 hits and 2 BB, striking out 5.
Matt Fox was signed to join the 51s rotation to help offset the loss of Collin McHugh and Zack Wheeler who is missing one start. Wheeler was put on the DL yesterday to make room for the return of Brandon Hicks who came off the DL and played SS. Another move will be needed to get Fox on the active roster. Fox had been with York in the Atlantic League this year, in 17 IP he had struck out 18 and walked 3. He made 3 starts for Tacoma last year (0-3, 5.11) in his only PCL experience.
Will Smith has struck out 41 and walked 11 in 34 IP (6 starts) In his last 4 AAA starts he’s allowed 1 run or less and gone 6 full innings.