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    Memphis vs. Salt Lake, Alex Reyes (1-2, 6.16) 7:05 CT.
    Springfield vs. Midland, Johan Oviedo (1-3, 7.36), 7:10 CT.
    Palm Beach “at” Jupiter, Tommy Parsons (3-2, 2.13) 5:30 CT.
    Peoria at Clinton, Diego Cordero (2-5, 3.32) 6:30 CT.
    DSL Blue at DSL Angels, pitcher TBA, 9:30 a.m. CT.
    DSL Red vs. DSL Mets2, pitcher TBA, 9:30 a.m. CT.

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    Reyes threw 69 pitches in 3 IP. He gave up 4 ER on 2 H, including a 3-run bomb, and 4 BB with 4 K.

    *sigh*

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    Jesus Cruz gives up 5 runs on 2 hits and 3 walks and Memphis’s lead evaporated. Why is Cruz still in Memphis? He’s been awful since his promotion. I guess the Cards would rather cut serviceable pitchers like Hector Mendoza.

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    “Jesus Cruz gives up 5 runs on 2 hits and 3 walks and Memphis’s lead evaporated. Why is Cruz still in Memphis? He’s been awful since his promotion.”

    It certainly feels like he’s been bad ever since the promotion to Memphis, but he was tremendous for the first few weeks there. Now he’s hurt (or at least somehow physically compromised) and he’s not telling anyone — I have zero doubt. Check these numbers, they’re crazy.

    First 8 appearances in AAA: 8 2/3 IP, 16 K’s and just 2 walks. Only 3 hits allowed, and no runs, earned or otherwise. For those few weeks in Memphis he was as dominant as any minor league pitcher at any level of any organization this year. Three strikeouts for every baserunner permitted — that nearly never happens.

    Then he pitched on May 6th & 7th, throwing 17 pitches the first night and 21 the second night. He was shelled in game two, and has been knocked around over and over and over ever since.

    Counting the games of May 6th & 7th, his next 14 appearances have yielded these horrific results:
    13 IP, 40 baserunners, 27 runs (25 earned), and a frightening 17/19 K/BB tally.

    This is not a league adjusting to a pitcher, or even someone who’s tipping every single pitch. This is almost surely an injured guy who can’t throw the ball where he wants, at all.

    I agree, BHC, that Jesus Cruz shouldn’t be pitching for Memphis. He shouldn’t be pitching for anyone right now. Not until after he gets diagnosed, and then gets repaired or rested enough to get back to what he was six weeks ago.

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    JCruz is a huge mystery man with two different arms. What to do?

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