Roniel Raudes is struggling with consistency which is to be expected from a player just 18 years of age. In his last four starts he has allowed these run totals: four, one, eight, one. For the season, this translates to a 4.04 ERA over 55.2 innings pitched, striking out 50 batters. Perhaps his innings could be limited going forward if he continues to struggle. He has allowed 20 hits in just 13.2 innings and a 6.59 ERA in June.
Josh Ockimey is learning to push through the peaks and valleys of the season. After his early season success, he went through a two for 29 slide. The last two weeks he has regained his form, going 12 for his last 26 with eight walks with four doubles, a homer and four RBI over that span. For the season, Ockimey’s OPS is .960. He could be the next in line for a promotion to Portland
2014 first rounder Michael Chavis came back earlier this month from a thumb injury that sidelined him for six weeks. He had been crushing the ball to the tune of a .992 OPS in April. He was no longer able to continue that song when he came back, posting just a .713 OPS in June. Chavis is just three for his last 20. Overall his line .320/.377/.495 is more than adequate and hopefully he can regain his early season prowess with more reps on the field.
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