Sunday in A-Ball: It Looked Like Sunday

A+: Off

The FSL was kind enough to give their teams the day off for Mother’s Day.

 

A: Rome Braves 4, @ Savannah Sand Gnats 1 

The Gnats had more errors (4) than hits (3). That’s a tough, or nearly impossible, way to win a game.

LF Stefan Sabol  (.175/.279/.227 – 28 games) provided the Gnats’ lone offensive highlight, going 1-for-2 with a walk and a long homer to left.

C Kevin Plawecki (.392/.449/.675 – 32 games) singled to extend his consecutive games on base streak to 23 games.

Matt Koch (1-2, 5.40) needed 86 pitches to get through four innings: 4 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K. He probably could have gone another inning into the game had the Gnats made the routine plays behind him. In his first few outings of the year, he threw nearly 100% fastballs. On Sunday, he used his slider more and showed a few changeups. The slider is short and has potential, although he was up with the pitch a little bit. Koch is rawer than I would expect from a third-round pick out of a four-year school (Louisville) but he has a good arm. His numbers are odd: in 23.1 innings so far, he has fanned 20 without issuing a walk; on the other hand, he’s given up 30 hits and a .300 opponents’ batting average.

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