Butler has a 15/1 strikeout-to-walk ratio and has allowed only 1 homer in 19 1/3 innings. He's also tormenting right-handed batters (.176 average against).
T.J. Oakes, a 2012 draftee (11th round), had one interesting pitching line last night at short-season Tri-City.
It was his best outing of the season.
Outfielder Charlie Blackmon has his average up to .286 at Triple-A, working his back to the majors from injury. He's red-hot now though, hitting 13-for-his last 24 (.542).