I wish I had something fresh, new and exciting to report with the Fightins this past week. Alas, with the team’s 0-6 record, there just isn’t much to talk about here, so we will keep this to a bare-bones recap.
The week began with a 15-10 slugfest loss against Akron, a game that saw the return of Kelly Dugan to the Reading lineup. Dugan had been out since April with the oblique injury, so these next eight weeks or so give him the chance to show something and finish the season strong. He played in four games for the week and had a hit in each of them.
Jesse Biddle’s start on Wednesday probably had everyone saying “here we go again” after the first couple of innings, as he fell behind 2-0. He did recover, however, and ending up going seven innings, allowing four hits, three runs and three walks while striking out five. He’ll go again Monday night in Reading.
Aaron Altherr returned from his brief trip to the Majors on Friday night, so we’ll keep an eye on him. Hopefully Altherr can continue to hit the ball well, as he was doing before his call-up.
Sadly, Nefi Ogando’s season has taken a turn for the worse. This is his June:
Yeah. Not pretty, including those two games in there this week. Would love to see him get things back on track, but right now, it’s a serious struggle.
Jake Fox is hitting .333/.361/.667 so far, so he’s been a solid addition to the Reading lineup and has served his purpose so far. Ultimately, Fox would like to work himself back into a Major League job, which he’s trying to do right now. He has not been in the Bigs since 2011.
Questions for the week:
1. Will Biddle put together a couple nice starts this week?
2. Can Dugan finally prove he is healthy?
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|26 vs. Portland, 7:05 PM|
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