Steven Matz: 4.1 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 1 HR. Matz was 92-97 in his last start before this one, and sitting 93-95 and threw his fastball 78% of the time. There's plenty of arm-strength, but he's still raw.
C Kevin Plawecki (.370/.436/.637 - 36 games) extended his streak to 26 games in which he has reached base safely by going 1-for-4.
DH Jayce Boyd (.356/.453/.519 - 36 games) doubled twice.
1B Aderlin Rodriguez (.231/.256/.442 - 36 games) was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. It was the second straight night he has played first and the ninth time in 36 games. In 12 games in May, he's bopping along at a .320/.352/.620 rate with nine extra-base hits, three walks and five strikeouts. Last May in Savannah, Rodriguez hit .315/.406/.562 with 12 XBH, 14 walks and 19 whiffs.
St. Lucie had almost as many errors (5) as hits six.
Alex Panteliodis (0-1, 2.81) picked off three runners to help him finish six innings: 6 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 6 K.