Tyson Gillies is probably ready to go back up to AAA. Maybe that’s the move that clears an outfield spot for Kelly Dugan without sitting down Anthony Hewitt. Not that I’m worried about sitting down Anthony Hewitt, but he’s hitting fairly well, and is still young enough to want to keep on the field, I guess. And, as has been the case a half dozen times in the last couple years, I have now spent more time thinking about Anthony Hewitt than anyone should. Still rooting for the guy, mind you.
Mario Hollands the definition of hard-luck loser. Gave up 2 runs on 7 hits and no walks, and struck out 9 in 7 innings. Darin Ruf and Cody Asche both stroked their 19th doubles of the year. Dylan Cozens with his first HR of the young season. Johnathan Knight hosed two baserunners from left field. Braden Shull pitched his third professional inning. 2H, 1BB, 2 wild pitches. But he’s out there an not injured and that’s nice.
And finally, 19 year-old VSL LHP Jesus Chavez dominated in his start, throwing 6 scoreless innings, allowing 2 hits and striking out 8. He’s been excellent so far, and young enough to keep an eye on. You can check out what AndyB had to say about him and most everyone else on that team in his Early Season VSL Report.