BAPR Plus: Aug. 21

You’ve seen a lot recently here about outfielders who are hitting after being promoted, but there are several pitchers who are also getting comfortable in new cities. Clayton Kershaw and Ross Detwiler each had big nights on Monday while Wade Davis outdueled Gio Gonzalez.


Andrew McCutchen had three more hits and stole a base as Indianapolis beat Toledo.

Laynce Nix keeps on slugging. Nix homered for a sixth consecutive game, equaling Ryan Royster for the longest home run steak of the season.

Brandon Wood hit his 20th home run in Salt Lake’s 6-4 loss to Fresno.

For the third consecutive start Sacramento’s Colby Lewis struck out 10 batters. In August Lewis has 38 strikeouts and four walks in 28 innings.


Clayton Kershaw bounced back with his best outing since being promoted to Jacksonville. Kershaw allowed only two hits in six scoreless innings while striking out eight. It was a lot better result than his previous start when he allowed four runs in four innings. Blake Dewitt homered for the Suns.

Poor command couldn’t keep Josh Outman from a shutout. Outman walked five batters (he now has 18 walks in 29 innings since being promoted to Reading) but allowed only four hits on his way to a complete-game eight-inning shutout. He provided three hits himself. The game was called early because of rain.

After back-to-back brutal starts Nick Adenhart returned to form on Monday. The righthander allowed one run in six innings while striking out seven to beat San Antonio.

The pairing of Wade Davis and Gio Gonzalez ranked as one of the better pitching matchups of the week. Davis got the win and Gonzalez picked up the loss, so you have to give Davis the edge, but it was close. Davis allowed two runs in 6 2/3 innings (he carried a no-hitter into the seventh) while Gonzalez allowed two runs in five innings with four hits while striking out six.

High Class A

Sergio Pedroza has gone on another home run tear, which has put him in the thick of the race for the Florida State home run lead. Pedroza hit a pair of home runs on Monday giving him 22 for the season.

Pedroza’s 22 home runs would have tied him for the league lead if not for Jacob Butler hitting his 23rd home run on Monday night as well. Butler now has 23 for the season. Robert Ray carried a no-hitter into the eighth to lead Dunedin to the win.
Aaron Thompson threw a second straight scoreless start for Jupiter. He now has a 15-inning scoreless streak.

This is more like what the Nationals were expecting. Ross Detwiler picked up his first high Class A win with five scoreless innings–he had come into the game with an 11.05 ERA in two previous starts.

Pedro Martinez allowed two unearned runs in five innings in his most impressive rehab start. The Mets will wait to see how Martinez’ arm responds before determining where he’ll make his next appearance.

Low Class A

Trevor Cahill struck out 10 in 5 2/3 scoreless innings for Kane County. Cahil has allowed one run or less in his last six starts. Sean Doolittle hit his fourth home run for the Cougars.

Adam Cowart picked up his 13th win for Augusta in a 6-3 victory over Charleston. The GreenJackets have four starters with 12 or more wins.

Short-Season/Rookie Leagues

Moises Robles threw five scoreless innings for a third consecutive start. After going 0-5 in July Robles is 3-0, 0.00 in August.

Dylan Owen and two relievers combined to shut out Staten Island.

Batavia’s Joanniel Montero, a 21-year-old righthander from the Dominican Republic, carried a no-hitter through six innings before handing the game over to his bullpen. The bullpen quickly lost the no-hitter and the game in a 3-2 loss to Mahoning Valley. Montero has allowed only one hit in his previous start.

Spokane’s Michael Main’s second start went much better than his first one. Main allowed one run in five innings, lowering his ERA to 7.36.

Catcher Jesus Montero hit his third home run for the GCL Yankees.

Braves first-round pick Jason Heyward has had an outstanding debut. Heyward hit a pair of doubles on Monday and now has five extra base hits (four doubles and a home run) in four games since joining the GCL Braves.