After starting the California League-Carolina League All-Star Game for the Carolina League in dominant fashion, lefty Cody Reed was promoted to Double-A.
Last night, Reed struck out two CAL batters in his one inning of work.
Reed really was the Carolina League’s best pitcher until his last two starts. In his last two starts (both against Salem), he allowed eight runs on 17 hits and four walks over just 11.2 innings. He did strike out nine.
Prior to those starts, Reed dominated. In May, he had just a 1.08 ERA in six games (five starts). Opponents hit just .189 against him in May and he struck out 37 in 33.1 innings.
Left-handed hitters hit just .162 against him on the season.
Despite the Blue Rocks being in the All-Star break (they open the second half on Thursday night at home against Potomac), there have been a lot of roster moves regarding their pitching staff. Whether or not they are real or paper moves remains to be seen.
Both Jake Junis and Luis Rico made their Double-A debuts Tuesday night in a NW Arkansas loss. However, both were sent back to Wilmington.
Luke Farrell was “sent” to Wilmington to make room for the duo, but was called back up to the Naturals today. It remains to be seen if Junis and Rico will actually be returning or if they stay with the Naturals.
It will be interesting to see what the starting rotation in Wilmington will look like over the next five games.