Friday, May 16 - Augusta 2, West Virginia 1
Lujan has been the definition of consistent. He succeeded over a full season with Augusta in 2013, but they sent him back for another trip. He has responded by being one of the better starters in the South Atlantic League through six starts and eight total appearances.
Friday, May 16 - 7 p.m.
West Virginia Power (13-27)
LHP Cody Dickson (2014 A: 33.1 IP, 4.86 ERA, 4.95 FIP, 14.6 K%, 8.6 BB%, .330 BABIP)
Augusta GreenJackets (18-22)
LHP Matt Lujan (2014 A: 37 IP, 1.46 ERA, 2.65 FIP, 23.3 K%, 8 BB%, .340 BABIP)
The GreenJackets rallied for two eighth-inning runs to beat the Power 2-1 on Thursday night, a change from how the season has gone so far for the Augusta lineup.
Thursday, May 15 - Augusta 2, West Virginia 1
Diaz was pretty impressive in this start. He got the most out of his stuff, allowing just one run (which wasn't completely his fault) on two hits with three walks and seven strikeouts. Manager Mike Goff said the only knock was two-out walks, but Goff was very high on Diaz after this outing.
San Francisco Giants 2013 first-round draft pick Christian Arroyo was diagnosed with a sprained left thumb, according to Augusta GreenJackets manager Mike Goff.
Arroyo, Augusta's second baseman, was pulled from Saturday's game at Hickory after two at-bats. He was placed on the disabled list two days later and was sent to spring camp in Arizona.
Goff said Arroyo should return to Augusta "in a couple weeks."
Thursday, May 15 - 7 p.m.
West Virginia Power (13-26)
RHP Buddy Borden (2014 A: 30.1 IP, 2.67 ERA, 3.79 FIP, 20.9 K%, 9.3 BB%, .259 BABIP)
Augusta GreenJackets (17-22)
LHP Carlos Diaz (2014 A: 31.2 IP, 3.41 ERA, 3.40 FIP, 16.4 K%, 7.5 BB%, .313 BABIP)
Wednesday, May 14 - West Virginia 5, Augusta 4 (10 innings)
I might love this guy too much for my own good, but I just enjoy watching him throw. He was 95-97 in the first two innings and settled into 93-94 after that. His fastball had heavy, sinking action, breaking more than one bat and sawing off multiple hitters. It resulted in 16 ground balls, most of which were pounded into the ground. He kept it in the zone and worked both sides with pretty good command.
Wednesday, May 14 - 7 p.m.
West Virginia Power (12-26)
RHP Shane Carle (2014 A: 33.2 IP, 4.01 ERA, 4.08 FIP, 15.5 K%, 2 BB%, .351 BABIP)
Augusta GreenJackets (17-21)
RHP Keury Mella (2014 A: 32 IP, 3.66 ERA, 3.01 FIP, 23.5 K%, 5.2 BB%, .359 BABIP)
If you have noticed Justin Upton whiffing through more high fastballs this season, there's a good reason for that, but it's not as noteworthy as some might believe.
His results against a different pitch, however, do seem notable.
Games of May 11:
Randal Grichuk, Cardinals AAA: Grichuk struggled in his first taste of the majors, recording three hits and one walk in 22 plate appearances. But he showed signs by lacing two extra-base hits and barreling the ball several times. Grichuk has very good power potential if the bat can even come close to matching it.