Prospect Of The Day
Syracuse left fielder Travis Snider (Blue Jays) went 2-for-3 with a home run (two), two RBIs and a run scored. Though he won’t qualify for the IL’s top 20 prospects list because of a lack of playing time at the level, the 20-year-old phenom is batting .344/.388/.525 through 61 at-bats.
Rochester RHP Philip Humber (Twins) rattled off another fine start to finish August with a 4-1, 2.74 record in six starts, two of which were complete games. He struck out 36 and walked seven in that span. Last night, Humber limited Syracuse to two runs in seven innings, while striking out four and walking none. He did allow a home run to Travis Snider, but what are you going to do? . . . Indianapolis RHP Dan McCutchen (Pirates) didn’t walk anybody in his four innings of work last night—but that’s where the superlatives end. He allowed six runs on four hits, including four home runs.
What To Watch For Today
All four IL playoff spots are locked up, it’s just a matter of sorting out the wild card and the Northern Division champ. Scranton leads Pawtucket by 3 1/2 games, but since the Yankees have one more game remaining (six) than do the Red Sox, things could get interesting if Pawtucket goes on a run and Scranton falters. Durham and Louisville locked up the Southern and Western divisions.
PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE
Prospect Of The Day
Salt Lake righthander Nick Adenhart (Angels) shut out Portland for six innings, while striking out a season-high eight batters, as the Bees clinched the fourth and final PCL playoff spot. He walked four and gave up five hits.
Nashville 3B Mat Gamel (Brewers) connected for his first Triple-A home run, going 1-for-4 in the process . . . A pair of Tacoma hitters collected their 30th doubles of the season: Mariners prospects C Rob Johnson (1-for-5, run, two RBIs) and 3B Matt Tuiasosopo (2-for-6, run) . . . Las Vegas RHP James McDonald (Dodgers) collected a win to improve to 2-1, 3.63 at Triple-A, though he struck out only one batter in the process. He walked two and surrendered four hits but surrendered only one run in five innings.
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