AA Dish: Sanchez Hits 2 HR … Again

Gaby Sanchez followed up yesterday’s multi-homer game with another multi-homer game, Chris Tillman and Tommy Hanson each recorded double-digit strikeouts and Austin Jackson had a four-hit game in yesterday’s Double-A games.

SOUTHERN LEAGUE

Prospect Of The Day

One day after hitting two home runs and not winning the Prospect Of The Day, Carolina first baseman Gaby Sanchez (Marlins) had another two-homer game, and this time there was no Tyler Colvin to stand in his way. Sanchez’s two blasts gives him 16 home runs on the season, and the walk he drew gives him more walks (58) than strikeouts (56).

Prospect Nuggets

Carolina center fielder Cameron Maybin reached base four times by going 2-for-3 with two walks and stealing his 18th base of the season. Maybin, 21, is now batting .268/.365/.455 in 321 at-bats … Huntsville shortstop Alcides Escobar (Brewers), 21, went 2-fo-3 with his eighth home run, a walk and his 28th stole base. The smooth-fielding shortstop is now at .335/.368/.443 in 454 at-bats … Mississippi righthander Tommy Hanson (Braves) struck out 10, walked one and allowed just two runs in six innings to lower his Double-A ERA to 3.66 in 76 1/3 innings.

What To Watch For Today

Carolina lefty Aaron Thompson tries to get his season back on track tonight in Tennessee (Cubs).

EASTERN LEAGUE

Prospect Of The Day

With each start he makes for Bowie, Chris Tillman continues to make Seattle’s off-season trade of him, Adam Jones and co. to the Orioles look more lopsided. Tillman, 20, struck out a season-high 11 batters yesterday at home against Binghamton, limiting the Mets to two runs in six innings with four hits allowed and one walk. The six innings matched a season-high for Tillman, as the Orioles have been cautious with their young righthander. Tillman’s ERA now stands at 3.63 in 106 2/3 innings, with 114 strikeouts and 55 walks.

Prospect Nuggets

Tillman got some run support from catcher Matt Wieters, who went 1-for-4 with a home run and a walk … Portland first baseman Lars Anderson (Red Sox) went 2-for-5 and hit his first home runs since his promotion to Double-A … New Hampshire right fielder Travis Snider went hitless in two at-bats but also drew three walks … Austin Jackson (Yankees) had a big night for Trenton, as the 21-year-old center fielder went 4-for-5 with two doubles.

What To Watch For Today

Binghamton (Mets) righthander Bobby Parnell starts tonight at New Britain (Twins).

TEXAS LEAGUE

Prospect Of The Day

Springfield third baseman Allen Craig continued to rake for the Cardinals last night. Craig, 24, went 2-for-6 with a home run, his 20th of the season. Craig brought his slash stats to an impressive .309/.374/.503 in 447 at-bats. He would likely be due for a promotion at this point were it not for the presence of 25-year-old David Freese in Memphis, as Freese is batting .296/.347/.527 in 368 at-bats with the Redbirds.

Prospect Nuggets

Frisco shortstop Elvis Andrus (Rangers) is just 19 years old, but he’s proving he can carry himself in Double-A. Yesterday Andrus went 2-for-5 with a double, raising his overall numbers to .291/.345/.361 in 374 at-bats and .318/.364/.409 in 132 at-bats since the all-star break … Midland center fielder Aaron Cunningham (Athletics) went 1-for-3 and drew a walk.

What To Watch For Today

The Texas League is off today

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