PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE
Prospect Of The Day
Salt Lake shortstop Brandon Wood’s (Angels) 16 home runs since July 1 have rightfully garnered him much attention. What has gone largely unnoticed, though, is the large number of walks he’s accumulated in that span—29 in 49 games. One certainly couldn’t blame PCL pitchers for working Wood more carefully, but the corresponding dip in his strikeouts (39 in those 49 games) suggests he’s beginning to figure out how advanced pitchers are trying to work him. Wood, 23, went 1-for-2 yesterday with two walks, a whiff and a run scored.
Albuquerque SS Robert Andino (Marlins) hit for the cycle, going 5-for-6 with three runs and two RBIs in the Isotopes 16-8 win against visiting New Orleans. Zephyrs RHP Bobby Parnell (Mets) was rocked for six runs (five earned) in 2 2/3 innings to take the loss . . . Colorado Springs LHP Franklin Morales (Rockies) tossed six shutout innings against Las Vegas, string out five and walking four . . . Tacoma RHP Brandon Morrow (Mariners) increased his pitch count to 75 and struck out 10 batters in 4 2/3 innings. But he also allowed two runs on two hits and a walk . . . Memphis RHP Mitchell Boggs (Cardinals) retained ownership of the PCL ERA title by working around five walks and four hits to complete 5 2/3 shutout innings. He improved to 8-3, 3.41 through 19 starts.
Prospect Of The Day
Scranton first baseman Juan Miranda (Yankees) cracked two home runs yesterday—but he’s a 25-year-old Cuban defector. Among the younger crowd, 20-year-old Syracuse right fielder Travis Snider (Blue Jays) went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored, bringing his Triple-A line to .372/.426/.535 through 43 at-bats.
Indianapolis CF Andrew McCutchen (Pirates) was 1-for-3 with a walk. The 21-year-old is batting .309/.427/.353 in 68 August at-bats . . . Syracuse LHP Ricky Romero (Blue Jays) struck out seven and walked only one in 5 2/3 innings. Unfortunately, he also surrendered five runs on 10 hits. He’s 1-3, 4.40 through five Triple-A starts . . . Durham RHP Wade Davis (Rays) scuffled through four innings, allowing five runs on six hits at Louisville. He struck out four and walked three.
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