William Cuevas continues to impress at Triple-A. After his brief call-up near the end of April, Cuevas has shown that he wants to come back. He has allowed just seven earned runs in 32 innings (1.97 ERA) over his last five starts, though he has walked 15 batters while allowing just 21 hits. For the season his ERA is 3.09 over 43.2 innings.
Roenis Elias posted another strong start Wednesday night, pitching 7.1 innings allowing just three hits and one run. walking two and striking out eight batters. For the season, his ERA fell to 4.28 in Pawtucket, punching out 41 batters in 40 innings.
Rusney Castillo hit his first homer of the AAA season Thursday night in a two for five night. This broke a one for 16 slump for the highly paid Cuban. Castillo’s OPS has gone from .555 in April to .698 in May, but for the season, it still only stands at .641. He has scored 18 runs in 33 games and stolen three bases.
Pat Light has earned three saves at Pawtucket in May after his six day stint in Boston at the end of April. Over his last five games he has pitched 7.1 innings, allowing six hits with three walks (including one intentional) and eight strikeouts. In 16.2 innings this season, he has allowed just 10 hits, while walking 10 and striking out 21. He has struck out at least one batter in all 12 of his appearances this season at Pawtucket
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