Catcher Steve Clevenger went hitless in his first two games after a stint on the disabled list with a bruised thumb, but carried a nine-game hitting streak into Friday night's action. Clevenger had two three-hit games in that span and blasted his second home run of the season Monday as part of a three-hit, three-RBI performance against Louisville. He hit .338 in his first 24 games of the season.
Right-hander Parker Bridwell turned in his third quality start in five tries Tuesday, when he struck out nine and allowed two runs on four hits in six innings to earn a no-decision against Trenton. Bridwell, 23, entered the weekend as the Eastern League leader in strikeouts with 51 in 40 1/3 innings, using his above-average changeup to keep hitters off balance. He went 1-2 with a 4.69 ERA in his first eight starts.
The Keys continue a long road trip over Memorial Day weekend with first baseman Trey Mancini among their hottest hitters. He was 18-for-41 (.439) before Friday, and hit .346 his first 20 games in in May to raise his season mark to .293. Mancini led the Keys with five home runs entering Friday, tied for third in the Carolina League, and tied with third baseman Drew Dosch for the team lead with 26 RBIs.
Third baseman Jomar Reyes entered Memorial Day weekend with five multi-hit games in his past nine, including a 4-for-4 performance with five RBIs on Tuesday. Reyes came into Friday's game batting .315 in May, with one home run and 11 RBIs. He ranked second on the team with a .300 average on the season, and his .809 OPS stood second on the club.