Freddy Galvis went deep for Lehigh Valley. He’s stroking it right now, with three homers and five doubles and an OPS of 1.102 over the last ten days. Wish they had regular playing time for him in the bigs right now. Willians Astudillo played both games of Lakewood’s double header in left field, while Larry Greene didn’t see the field at all. He hasn’t played since Saturday. Haven’t heard about him nursing an injury, but perhaps he is.
Reading was rained out, which means Aaron Nola’s start was delayed until tonight, which means I’ll get a look at him next week in Bowie. Solid. Too bad it likely won’t be against anyone good, unless the O’s decide to jump Dylan Bundy up to AA for his next start and it happens to line up. That could happen. Bundy’s in line to start tonight for Frederick, (he was supposed to go last night but they also had rain), and he was good last time, so if they’re happy with his progress and want to see him at AA next, we may get a real interesting match-up in Bowie. I’ll cross my fingers.
On another note, MiLB player pages have been updated, and while they look great and modern, they have gotten rid of the unique to MiLB.com full “Last Ten” stat pack, truncating it to exclude doubles and triples, CS, OBP, SLG and OPS. Anyone who agrees with me that this is dumb should send an email to, I guess, email@example.com. I suggested they add Last Ten as a function of the Game Log menu and told them they’re going to lose traffic from people who can get the same statistical info and more at places like FanGraphs or MLBFarm.com (which FYI – does have a game log and a Last Ten Days (not games) subtotal, which includes BABIP and a couple other useful things, and spray charts and stuff, but the page is very plain looking and less user friendly).
Here’s the affiliate Scoreboard from MiLB. http://www.milb.com/scoreboard/index.jsp?sid=milb&org=143&ymd=20140812