AA Dish: Hanson No-Hits Birmingham

EASTERN LEAGUE

PROSPECT OF THE DAY

New Hampshire left hander Brett Cecil (Blue Jays) picked up his third win of the year on Wednesday, defeating New Britain 3-1. The Blue Jays top pitching prospect threw five shutout innings, allowing five hits while striking out four. The University of Maryland product picked up only his fourth decision in 12 starts in the Eastern since being promoted from Hi-A, brining his record to 3-1 with New Hampshire.

PROSPECT NUGGETS

Portland right hander Daniel Bard (Red Sox) worked two innings in relief on Wednesday, allowing just one hit and striking out one in a 5-1 loss to Connecticut…Nick Evans (Mets) stayed hot at the plate on Wednesday, going 2-for-4 with an RBI in Binghamton’s 5-2 win over Altoona. The first baseman is now 5 for his last 8 at-bats…Bowie right fielder Nolan Reimold (Orioles) went 2-for-4 in a Bowie win Wednesday night. The Orioles best hitting prospect this side of Matt Weiters also chipped in a RBI in the 9-7 win over Akron…Akron shortstop Josh Rodriguez (Indians) chipped in a pair of doubles in a 2-for-5 night as the Aeros fell to Bowie…Trenton rolled to an easy 7-0 win over Erie thanks to the help of right fielder Jose Tabata (Yankees). The prized outfield prospect went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI in the victory.

WHAT TO WATCH FOR TODAY

Many scouts believe Brandon Magee (Blue Jays) is suited to be a closer, but this year he has started in all 15 appearances this year at New Hampshire. Perhaps its time for a change as Magee has gone 0-10 with a 5.92 in 2008. He will look for his first win of the year tonight against New Britain.

SOUTHERN LEAGUE

PROSPECT OF THE DAY

Giving Prospect of the Day to anyone else would be a crime on the day Tommy Hanson (Braves) threw a no-hitter for Mississippi, striking out 14. Hanson finally completed the rare feat, after nearly throwing a no-hitter a year earlier for Class A Rome. Hanson lost that no-hit bid in the seventh inning last June, but on Wednesday Hanson would not be denied. The righty worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the first inning after he walked two men and hit another.

PROSPECT NUGGETS

In an instate battle, Tyler Colvin (Cubs)  gave Tennessee the upper hand over West Tennessee  with his big game Wednesday night. The Cubs first round pick in 2006 blasted a three-run homer in the first inning to propel a four run first inning for the Smokies…Huntsville third baseman Mat Gamel (Brewers) scored the winning run in the ninth-inning to beat Carolina 7-6. Game went 2-for-4 with a RBI in the dramatic win…Chris Coghlan (Marlins) was a late-game sub in Carolina’s loss and made the most of his lone at-bat, hitting his 22nd double of the season…Not that Hanson needed much support in Wednesday’s win, but Jordan Schafer (Braves) delivered 3 RBI in a 2-for-4 night as the Braves cruised to a 6-0 win over Birmingham.

WHAT TO WATCH FOR TODAY

Deunte Heath (Braves) will have the unenviable task of following up Tommy Hanson’s no-hitter. Heath, making only his second start in AA since being called up from Myrtle Beach, lost his first start after allowing four runs in five innings against Montgomery.

TEXAS LEAGUE

The Texas League played its all-star game on Wednesday.
 

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