Danny Salazar (SP, Akron Aeros): 5 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 9 K.
Ah, now that’s more like it. Before Saturday, there was a mix of good and bad from Salazar in his previous three starts with the Aeros. He started the season out with a nice showing where he allowed one run over five innings, but the right-hander then allowed a total of eight earned runs in 7 2/3 innings since. However, Salazar was at his best on Saturday as he threw 82 pitches (53 for strikes) en route to five scoreless innings. The strikeout pitch was also working for Salazar as he recorded nine along the way. He was actually in line for his first win of the season, but the Aeros unfortunately imploded in the ninth inning and allowed eight runs. So, for now, that first win still eludes Salazar, but that won’t be for long if he continues to pitch like this.
Carlos Carrasco (SP, Columbus Clippers): 6 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 10 K.
Wow. Carrasco was impressive in his last outing with the Clippers where the right-hander pitched four scorele...