South Atlantic League
Prospect Of The Day
We’ll give co-POTD awards to Charleston’s (Yankees) two teenage catchers, Austin Romine and Jesus Montero. Both put their offensive talents on display last night to lead the RiverDogs to a 10-8 win over Columbus (Rays). Romine, who caught last night while Montero served as the DH, hit two home runs and went 3-for-4 with three RBIs on the night. Meanwhile, Montero went 2-for-5 with a home run of his own, a double and four RBIs.
Greensboro (Marlins) third baseman Matt Dominguez hit his 14th home run of the year (and sixth of August) as the Grasshoppers took down Greenville (Red Sox) 6-1. He went 1-for-3 overall … Kannapolis (White Sox) shortstop Gordon Beckham went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored.
What To Watch For Today
Augusta (Giants) lefthander Madison Bumgarner (13-3, 1.52) will try to extend his 28 inning shutout streak when the GreenJackets take on Kannapolis tonight. In case anyone is wondering, the SAL record for consecutive scoreless innings is 39 2/3 innings, so Bumgarner is roughly two starts away … Charleston and Columbus will play a doubleheader.
There was only one game in the MWL last night, which saw Fort Wayne (Padres) take down Lansing (Blue Jays) 8-1. Fort Wayne lefthander Corey Luebke allowed just one run on four hits over six innings to improve to 3-2, 3.19 in 42 1/3 innings on the year. Fort Wayne right fielder Sawyer Carroll went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored. This was Carroll’s first multi-hit game with the Wizards after being called up from short-season Eugene last week. He was a 2008 supplemental third-round pick from Kentucky.
What To Watch For Today
Burlington (Royals) has won six in a row to open up a 4 1/2 game lead on second-place Cedar Rapids in the MWL West. The Bees will try to keep it rolling tonight as they host Beloit (Twins).
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