Daytona, Part II

OK, so I’m between All-Star Games. Both on the calendar and geographically. The South Atlantic League ASG is on Tuesday night in Rome, Georgia, so we drove about halfway from Daytona to a town called Tifton. It’s known as the Reading Capital of the World (click here to find out why).

In Daytona on Saturday night, there was quite a bit of talent on the field. Jay Bruce may not have done well in the home run derby, but man, can he hit. He had a double, single and RBI and some serious bat speed. Cameron Maybin also had a pair of hits. The East hit three homers, including a two-run shot by game MVP Allen Craig. He’s now 2-0 in games I attended (he was on the State College Spikes team when I got to manage them for a game last summer).

The pitching wasn’t overwhelming, what with 20 hits combined allowed and all, but that didn’t mean there weren’t some impressive arms, from Carlos Carrasco to Johnny Cueto, from Jake McGee and Wade Davis to Adam Ottavino. Davis’ days in the FSL are over … he’ll offically get moved up to Double-A Montgomery on Monday.

I’ll report to you from Rome on Tuesday…

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