Wednesday in A-Ball: Aderlin Rodriguez Likes the Month of May

A: @ Charleston RiverDogs (NYY) 6, Savannah Sand Gnats 3 

Steven Matz: 4.1 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 1 HR. Matz was 92-97 in his last start before this one, and sitting 93-95 and threw his fastball 78% of the time. There’s plenty of arm-strength, but he’s still raw.

C Kevin Plawecki (.370/.436/.637 – 36 games) extended his streak to 26 games in which he has reached base safely by going 1-for-4.

DH Jayce Boyd (.356/.453/.519 – 36 games) doubled twice.

 

A+: @ Brevard County Manatees (MIL) 4, St. Lucie Mets 3 

Rodriguez, Aderlin Stance 480x2701B Aderlin Rodriguez (.231/.256/.442 – 36 games) was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. It was the second straight night he has played first and the ninth time in 36 games. In 12 games in May, he’s bopping along at a .320/.352/.620 rate with nine extra-base hits, three walks and five strikeouts. Last May in Savannah, Rodriguez hit .315/.406/.562 with 12 XBH, 14 walks and 19 whiffs.

St. Lucie had almost as many errors (5) as hits six.

Alex Panteliodis (0-1, 2.81) picked off three runners to help him finish six innings: 6 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 6 K.

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