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Daily Dish: May 8

One of the most intriguing pitching matchups in the minors Sunday was in the Carolina League, as a pair of 20-year-old lefthanders—Troy Patton (Astros) and Chuck Lofgren (Indians) squared off.

Minors | #2006#Daily Dish

Weekend Dish

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Three bench-clearing incidents cause a Southern League game to be called before nine innings are played; Kevin Slowey deals in the Florida State League; New Orleans and Nashville square off for 24 innings; and 2005 Mariners first-round pick Jeff Clement heads for the DL after a pair of surgeries.

Minors | #2006#Daily Dish

Daily Dish: May 5

Low Class A Lexington lefthander Brian Bogusevic melts down, as the West Virginia Power set a record by hitting seven home runs—six in the first inning—to defeat Lexington, 17-2.

Minors | #2006#Daily Dish

Ask BA

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Where will Stanford righthander Greg Reynolds go in the draft? How do top shortstop prospects Stephen Drew, Troy Tulowitzki and Brandon Wood compare to one another? What prospect trades would make the most sense?

Minors | #2006#Ask BA

Daily Dish: May 4

In today's Daily Dish, we profile Wednesday's matchup between Marlins righthander Anibal Sanchez and Padres righthander Cesar Carrillo at Double-A Carolina.

Minors | #2006#Daily Dish

Daily Dish: May 3

Triple-A Charlotte is off to the best start in the minors, winning their last eight games—all on the road. The Knights rode the arm of righthander Sean Tracey last night in a 4-0 shutout of Buffalo.

Minors | #2006#Daily Dish

Scout’s View: Steve Pearce

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Steve Pearce had a huge week at low Class A Hickory, topping it off with three home runs in a weekend series against Lexington. We caught up with a veteran scout to give us the breakdown on the 23-year-old Pirates' first baseman.

Minors | #2006#Scout's View

Daily Dish: May 2

Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp extended his hitting streak to 16 games, and his power is starting to emerge at Double-A Jacksonville, where he is raking at a .406 clip during that span.

Minors | #2006#Daily Dish

Daily Dish: May 1

Phillies righthander Scott Mathieson got off to a slow start, but has come around nicely, going deeper into games and the strikeouts are starting to pile up at Double-A Reading.

Minors | #2006#Daily Dish

Ask BA

Jim Callis -

Where would Mets outfielder Fernando Martinez go in the 2006 draft? Who has the brighter future, the Tigers' Justin Verlander or the Mets' Mike Pelfrey. Is Cardinals lefthander Jaime Garcia for real?

Minors | #2006#Ask BA