Just got back from the Keys double header today against the Salem Red Sox. No one was beaned...
Frederick swept the double header. Akin and Sedlock both did very well, mixing in the pitches and getting lots of swing and misses. Very, VERY solid efforts by both.
There were 0 home runs by both teams, so that's a plus and a minus.
Stuart Levy is a very good catcher. He made several stops on breaking balls and balls in the dirt and made a very good throw to second to catch a runner stealing. Also made a nice catch and tag on a runner in the first game.
Stev(i)e Wilkerson is a very good player, who is repeating Frederick (might be his third year.) He batted leadoff in both games and did very well. I know he had 3 hits in the second game and had atleast 1 or 2 in the first. Very solid on defense (second base in game 1, right field in game 2) and cut down a runner at home on a nice catch and throw in the first game. Switch hitter with more power on the right but still made solid contact leftie.
Mountcastle, Hays, and Gassaway all did good. None looked bad in the field. Mountcastle made a very nice stop on a ball deep in the hole at short, but couldn't get it to first in time. The bats were a bit cold, as they got fooled by breaking balls.
Yermin Mercedes needs to figure out what he did last season and do it. He played both games and was swinging wildly. He tries to destroy EVERY pitch, but isn't putting his lower body into it. He is relying just on his arms and looks horrible on breaking balls. Had a single to center that he just threw his bat at and got lucky. Had a few deep fly balls that would have been home runs if he used his lower body.
Overall, not too bad by the Keys. Solid outings by the pitchers helped a LOT! Oh, and Christian Turnipseed and Luis Gonzalez were both lights out in relief in both games.