The Eastern League and the Southern League were off yesterday, but Rockies center fielder Dexter Fowler played and didn’t miss a beat.
Prospect Of The Day
Dexter Fowler extended his hitting streak to 10 games last night, going 2-for-4 with a walk and two doubles. In that 10-game stretch, Fowler has eight multi-hit games, including Friday when the Tulsa (Rockies) center fielder went 4-for-5 with two doubles. Yesterday’s game pushed Fowler’s numbers up to .313/.397/.493 in 268 at-bats.
Midland (Athletics) center fielder Aaron Cunningham reached four times, going 1-for-2 with three walks. He also stole a base, his sixth of the year . . . Cunningham did some of his damage against Frisco (Rangers) righthander Tommy Hunter, who lasted just five innings and gave up 10 hits and eight runs (seven earned). Hunter walked two and struck out three. Frisco still came away with the 12-8 victory, however, led by catcher Max Ramirez, who went 2-for-3 with a double and two walks. Shortstop Elvis Andrus went 1-for-5 and hit his first home run of the season.
What To Watch For Today
The Eastern League and the Southern League each had the day off yesterday. Among the pitching probables today in the EL are Reading (Phillies) righthander Carlos Carrasco, Bowie (Orioles) righthander Chorye Spoone, Binghamton (Mets) lefty Jon Niese and New Hampshire (Blue Jays) lefthander Ricky Romero.
In the SL, righthander Brett Sinkbeil throws for Carolina (Marlins), while lefty Donald Veal pitches for Tennessee (Cubs).