Matt Harvey's AA DebutSunday: 4.2 IP, 9 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
Mike was listening to the start and reported that Harvey was getting hurt on first-pitch fastballs and generally early in counts while sitting 94-96 mph with his fastball. One start. He's still the best pitching prospect in the system.
Where's Reese?Reese Havens hasn't played since Thursday. I was told he was "day-to-day" with a "minor" injury that is not in his oblique.
AAA Depth?Friday, Tobi Stoner put together his best start of 2011: 7 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K. It was his first start in six in AA in which he did not allow a run. He spent all of 2010 in either Buffalo or the big leagues.
Matt den Dekker's First Weekend in AAMatt den Dekker's first AA weekend: 5-for-22 (.227) with one double, nine strikeouts and no walks in five games.
Jordany Valdespin Just Keeps HittingTwo hits Friday. Two hits Sunday. Up to .288/.337/.463 for the year and .349/.393/.602 in a June in which he's running like a bandit with 11 stolen bases.