AA Dish: Mets Score 17

Binghamton’s lineup brought out the fireworks, Rangers catcher Max Ramirez had a four-hit game and Marlins center fielder Cameron Maybin socked home run No. 12 in yesterday’s Double-A action.

EASTERN LEAGUE
 
Prospect Of The Day

There were several admirable performances yesterday around the EL, but Binghamton’s young hitters propelled the Mets to a 17-4 victory against New Britain. Binghamton’s four best healthy hitting prospects all teed off yesterday against Rock Cats pitchers: first baseman Nick Evans (3-for-5, two doubles), left fielder Danny Murphy (2-for-4, one double), DH Mike Carp (2-for-5, two home runs) and second baseman Emmanuel Garcia (2-for-5, two home runs).
 
Prospect Nuggets
Bowie (Orioles) outfielder Nolan Reimold reached base three times, going 2-for-3 with a double, a homer and a walk. Reimold, 24, is now batting .284/.372/.498 in 266 plate appearances . . . New Hampshire’s (Blue Jays) two best prospects had excellent games yesterday. On the mound, lefthander Brett Cecil had six strikeouts, no walks and allowed three hits in six innings of one-run baseball, while Travis Snider went 3-for-4 with a double . . . Trenton (Yankees) outfielders Jose Tabata and Austin Jackson each hit a pair of singles . . . Reading’s Jason Donald went 2-for-4 with a home run and a double. The Phillies shortstop is hitting .293/.401/.467 in 217 plate appearances.

Akron (Indians) first baseman Matt Whitney went 2-for-4 and hit his fifth home run of the season, a three-run dinger in the eighth inning to put the Aeros ahead of Portland 7-6, the eventual winning score. The home run came off Portland (Red Sox) righthander Daniel Bard, who is finding life a little more difficult in Double-A after dominating the low Class A South Atlantic League. Bard pitched 1 2/3 innings, allowed four runs (including two home runs), walked none and struck out one. In 13 1/3 innings with Portland, Bard has nice K-BB mark (17-5), but he’s allowed nine runs and three homers for a 6.08 ERA . . . Whitney’s home run came after Portland righthander Michael Bowden left the game. Bowden continued his successful 2008 season, allowing three runs in six innings with one walk and eight strikeouts.
 
What To Watch For Today
The EL has the day off.
 
SOUTHERN LEAGUE

Prospect Of The Day
So the 77 strikeouts in 259 plate appearances are a little high; there’s no doubt about that. But everything else for Cameron Maybin has been pretty sweet, as the Carolina (Marlins) center fielder is now batting .270/.371/.509 while playing a terrific center field. Yesterday Maybin went 2-for-3 with a walk and hit his 12th home run, extending his hitting streak to nine games.
 
Prospect Nuggets
Maybin homered off Jacksonville (Dodgers) righthander James McDonald, who walked four and gave up three runs in five innings. Two of those runs were unearned, however, and McDonald did strike out six . . . Mobile (Diamondbacks) center fielder Gerardo Parra went 2-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base . . . Chattanooga (Reds) shortstop Chris Valaika had just one hit in four at-bats, but that one hit was his fourth home run since his promotion to Double-A . . . Mississippi (Braves) righthander Tommy Hanson allowed three runs (two earned) on nine hits in six innings with one walk and three strikeouts.

What To Watch For Today
Carolina righthander Brett Sinkbeil pitches at home against Jacksonville.
 
TEXAS LEAGUE
 
Prospect Of The Day
Max Ramirez was just 3-for-21 in June entering yesterday’s game against Midland. He did his best to improve that number, going 4-for-5 to raise his season line to .364/.444/.646 in 243 plate appearances for Frisco (Rangers).

Prospect Nuggets
Tulsa (Rockies) center fielder Dexter Fowler went 2-for-4 and hit his 11th double, raising his season averages to .288/.377/.455 in 233 at-bats . . . Northwest Arkansas (Royals) righty Julio Pimentel went seven innings against Tulsa. Pimentel allowed three runs, one walk and struck out six . . . Thomas Diamond went up against James Simmons, though neither righthander lasted long. Diamond went three innings for Frisco, allowing four runs (three earned) and three walks to go with his four strikeouts. Simmons lasted just 2 1/3 innings for Midland (Athletics), surrendering two runs with a walk and three strikeouts . . . Springfield (Cardinals) center fielder Jon Jay went 3-for-4 with a walk and his seventh home run, his third straight three-hit game. Jay, 23, is now up to .304/.362/.470 through 254 plate appearances . . . San Antonio (Padres) righthander Will Inman improved to 6-2 after allowing a run in 5 1/3 innings with three walks and three strikeouts, while first baseman Kyle Blanks went 1-for-3 with a walk and his seventh double.
 
What To Watch For Today

Northwest Arkansas righthander Blake Wood pitches at Tulsa . . . Midland (Athletics) righthander Vin Mazzaro takes the ball at Frisco.

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