I think Marlins fans are going to be happy with the trade of Logan Kensing for Kyle Gunderson. Gunderson drove from Potomac, MD to Jupiter, FL on Thursday and was given the opportunity to pitch yesterday against the Palm Beach Cardinals (High A). Gunderson did not disappoint. He went 2 innings, struck out 4 batters while only giving up 1 walk, and did not allow a single hit or run. Kyle picked up the hold in his first game as a Hammerhead, and now, through 8.1 innings pitched, Gundy’s ERA is still 0.00 and his opponents’ batting average is .100!
The Double A Cardinals did not fair any better last night. They lost to Tulsa, but Pete Parise put in some solid work, going 1.1 innings of perfect ball, striking out 2 batters. Parise’s ERA is inflated because of one rough outing this year. Besides that one game, Parise has been a very solid contributor in Springfield’s bullpen.