Reading Report: 5/12-5/18

Last Sunday saw the week for the Fightins end with Severino Gonzalez’s strange game and a 15-0 loss in Trenton. This week was a bit better, with a 4-3 Reading win against Bowie, giving the club a 5-1 week.

It was an interesting week for Hoby Milner, who went seven innings last Monday in New Hampshire, allowing five hits and two runs, to go along with three walks and a couple strikeouts.

Yesterday, he went five innings, allowing just one unearned run. However, control was the issue. He walked four and allowed five hits in those five innings while striking out two. Only 50 of his 97 pitches were strikes.

How about that Nefi Ogando? Four saves this past week. Scattered some hits here and there, but pounded the strike zone all week long, didn’t walk anyone, and struck out seven batters. We’ll give big props to Ogando for taking the closer’s role and running with it.

Cam Perkins, meanwhile, wants all of your bases. He was 7-for-18 for the week with three runs batted in, and also walked seven times in six games. He is now at .347/.411/.497 for the season.

With Cesar Hernandez getting the call back up to the big leagues, the Fightins are going with Carlos Alonso at third and Albert Cartwright at second. Alonso picked up six hits this week in 23 at-bats, and went deep twice.

Ahead:

5 vs. New Hampshire

3 @ Akron

Make-up game tonight against New Hampshire, making this a long week for the Fightins. They will play eight games in these next seven days. Ryan Demmin will get a spot start tonight against New Hampshire. We’ll see Perci Garner twice, including in tonight’s opener against the Fisher Cats.

Questions for the week:

Can Nefi Ogando continue this hot streak?

How much time will Tommy Joseph miss with his left wrist sprain?

Which Jesse Biddle will we see? He walked just seven in his first five starts, but has walked 15 in his last four.

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