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Josh Vitters hit his first HR of the year and got a pair of RBI's for his effort. On the pitching side Frank Batista has been promoted and was stuck with the loss in relief. 


Trey McNutt got the start and was lit up giving up 5 R (2 ER) in 2.2 IP. I watched McNutt on milbtv and his fastball is still there but last night his big breaking pitch wasn't tight at all. It was a big looping slurve type pitch that he didn't control all that well which lead to one too many fastballs. Jae Hoon Ha went 2-5 and Justin Bour hit his 3rd HR of the year for the offense.


Hayden Simpson got the W! And he didn't suck! Simpson followed the starter and worked 4 scoreless innings the last of which was punctuated by striking out the side. He gave up 1 hit and walked nobody. Word is that he touched 89 working out of the pen so he isn't back yet in terms of velocity but at this point we will take any kind of good news from him. Rubi Silva hit his first HR of the year and Matt Szzrzrzrzr stole his 14th base.


Pin Chien Chen went 3-3 and stole his 4th bag of the year. Chen is off to a good start but hasn't flashed much power as of yet. He played 2B last year as I recall but was starting in LF last night. Jeff Lorick picked up his 3rd save of the year.