AA Dish: Fowler Keep Rolling

Rockies center fielder Dexter Fowler extended his streak of games with at least two hits, Cardinals center fielder Jon Jay had a big night and Indians third baseman Wes Hodges doubled, homered and scored four runs yesterday.

TEXAS LEAGUE

Prospect Of The Day
Another day, another multi-hit game for Dexter Fowler, who now as at least two hits in his last six games. Fowler went 2-for-4 with his 15th double and a walk. That also makes three doubles in a row for Fowler, who will rank second (I know, I’m leaking information) on the Hot Sheet later this afternoon.

Prospect Nuggets
Springfield (Cardinals) center fielder Jon Jay also smashed his way onto the Hot Sheet, going 3-for-5 with two stolen bases and his seventh home run of the year . . .  Jay and the Cardinals went up against Northwest Arkansas (Royals) righthander Dan Cortes. The Cardinals scored four runs in five innings against Cortes, but the righty also struck out eight and walked just one . . . Frisco (Rangers) dominated Corpus Christi with a 15-0 victory in which shortstop Elvis Andrus went 2-for-5. Now imagine what the score might have been had Max Ramirez not taken the night off . . . Midland (Athletics) center fielder Aaron Cunningham reached base three times, going 2-for-4 with a walk.
What To Watch For Today
Northwest Arkansas sends righthander Julio Pimentel to the mound . . . Corpus Christi righthander Brad James goes up against Frisco righthander Thomas Diamond . . . Matt Clement (yes, that Matt Clement) tries to make his return to the big leagues with a start tonight for Springfield.

EASTERN LEAGUE

Prospect Of The Day
Akron (Indians) third baseman Wes Hodges reached base in four of his five trips to the plate yesterday. Hodges went 2-for-3, and both hits went for extra bases. Hodges hit his 12th double and eighth home run of the season. He also walked twice, drove in three runs and scored all four times that he reached base.

Prospect Nuggets

New Hampshire (Blue Jays) left fielder Travis Snider went 1-for-4 and hit a three-run homer, his ninth of the season . . . Bowie (Orioles) righthander Chris Tillman, who at 20 is the EL’s youngest pitcher, struck out eight in six innings yesterday at Reading. Tillman allowed two runs, three walks and four hits.

What To Watch For Today
Portland (Red Sox) plays Akron in a battle of second-place teams in their respective divisions.

SOUTHERN LEAGUE

Prospect Of The Day
Chattanooga righthander Sam LeCure isn’t quite as prospect-y as most of the guys usually mentioned in this space. LeCure works primarily off a high-80s fastball and a slurvy breaking ball, but yesterday he shut down West Tenn. The Reds farmhand tossed seven scoreless innings, allowed four hits and had a 6-1 K-BB mark in the win.

Prospect Nuggets
The score of the Huntsville-Jacksonville game was 10-1, but it was Huntsville that was limited to the lone run. For the Suns (Dodgers), second baseman Ivan DeJesus went 2-for-4 with a walk and his eighth stolen base . . . Jake McGee hasn’t been as dominant as expected this year. Yesterday the Montgomery (Rays) lefty walked five batters in 4 1/3 innings, leaving after allowing two runs, five hits and striking out two.

What To Watch For Today
I’m going to watch Chris Volstad’s first start after being activated from the disabled list tonight for Carolina (Marlins) . . . Meanwhile in Mississippi (Braves), the Braves will sent righthander Tommy Hanson to the mound to face Tennessee (Cubs) righty Jeff Samardzija . . . Jacksonville will also have its best pitching prospect on the mound as James McDonald pitches at home against Huntsville.

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