AAA: RHRP Paul Sewald a bit more hittable of late, but Vegas' closer has not allowed an earned run in his last 12 outings. ERA dropped to 1.71. (PS: Allowed 2 runs on a homer last night, so there goes the sub 2.00 ERA...3 straight one inning outings where Paul allowed 2 hits, so he is in fact human).
AAA OFs Travis Taijeron and Ty Kelly (*):
How could a guy like Travis fan 11 Times and still be a star of the week? Ten RBIs, that's how.
And Ty Kelly garnered 9 hits in 6 games. Slipped to a robust .391/.476/.548. We should all slip like that.
* Kelly, who hit just .223 in AAA with another organization last year, showed not to ever give up, and got called up to the Mets Monday when Duda was placed on the DL. Good luck.
RHRP Logan Taylor has 30 Ks in 19.2 IP spanning his last 10 games.
RHSP Ricky Knapp is 4-2, 1.96 after a 7 shutout inning performance. Just 22 Ks in 41 IP. (Make that 5-2, after another excellent start last night allowing just one unearned run).
RHSP Corey Oswalt had 2 fine starts (3 good ones in a row) and is 3-1, 4.29, with 43 Ks in 42 IP.
DAZZLING Relief Pitching Quartet, Tim Peterson, Al Baldonado, Corey Taylor and Kevin MgcGowan have nearly 50 outings between them and an ERA below 1.00. Tim has the lowest, at 0.52. WOW. (Plus, Tim had a fine 4 out save in a tight one run contest last night, with yet 2 more Ks)
THREE OVER.300 WHO HAD A QUIET WEEK: Wuilmer Becerra still leads the league at .360 (up to .369 after a 3 hit Monday night contest), but still lacks a homer. Kevin Taylor at .327, Amed Rosario at .307.
RHSP Joe Shaw...he Shaw pitched real good, Paw...2 seven inning starts, 3 earned runs, 17 Ks.
3B David Thompson slowed up in RBIs but tied with TJ Rivera with 40...and it ain't June for a while yet.
I suspect I'll be excited next week too.
What say you, reader?