"There were some positives out there," he said. "Kemp made a great play at second base in the third, on that hit up the middle. I want him to take that home, build on that. Veloz has come a long way at the plate, and just needs to work on his footwork at third [base] a little. [Starting first baseman] Kris Richards is a middle infielder by trade, and he hasn't played at first very much, but he looked pretty good. For guys just getting their feet wet, without any professional experience, they played pretty well. We just got shut down, [and] couldn't get anything going at the plate."