AA Dish: Snider Extends Streak To 12 Games

Eastern League

Prospect of the Day

Travis Snider (Blue Jays) hit two doubles to move his total in that category to 11 and increase his hitting streak to 12 games. The right fielder is the Blue Jays top prospect, and he has performed up to the lofty expectations after being considered the top hitter in the 2006 draft.

Prospect Nuggets

Neil Wagner (Red Sox) ripped two home runs in a big win. The first was a three-run shot and the second was a solo bomb, as the designated hitter bumped his average up to .267. He knocked in four runs on the day…Jordan Zimmerman (Nationals) had a good outing, lasting five innings and giving up just one run on two hits. He picked up the win to move to 2-1…Michael Bowden also grabbed a win and lowered his ERA to 2.2 by strikeing out five in 5.2 innings of work…Mark Melancon (Yankees) gave up two runs in two innings, and his ERA is now 1.75.

What to Watch for

Trenton and Binghamton will square off today in a battle of two teams that are a combined 21 games above .500. Binghamton will look to narrow the four-game gap that separates the teams.

Southern League

Prospect of the Day

Adam Moore (Mariners) showed the ability to hit for average and power yesterday. He went 4-5 at the plate and boosted his average to .311, and he also pounded his fourth home run of the year. The catcher, who ranks as the Mariners’ 15th best prospect, has put up solid power numbers ever since he was drafted out of Nebraska in 2006.

Prospect Nuggets

It was a big day at the plate for Milwaukee prospects. Angel Salome hit his seventh home run of the season, and he’s hit .349 in the process. Matt LaPorta, back from his run-in with a  wall, and Alcides Escobar combined for five hits and each hit a double…Jake Fox (Cubs) went 2-4 with a home run and a double. He scored and knocked in two runs…Former Notre Dame two-way athlete Jeff Samardzija pitched seven innings and gave up two runs on five hits…Travis Wood (Reds) picked up the loss and dropped to 1-3 with a 6.65 ERA after giving up two runs on four hits in five innings of work.

What to Watch for

Chatanooga will look to rebound from being shut out by Carolina 2-0. The rematch is tonight at 7:15.

Texas League

Prospect of the Day

Max Ramirez (Rangers) went 4-5 and raised his average to .362 yesterday. He knocked a run and scored a run, as he hit two doubles. Ramirez has been somewhat of a journeyman, as he was moved before the trade deadline two years in a row. But the Rangers’ 23rd ranked prospect continues to show great plate discipline.

Prospect Nuggets

John Jay (Cardinals) continues to light it up in Double-A. He went 2-4 with three runs scored, his 11th home run and his third triple. He is hitting .32…Brandon Hynick (Rockies) had a long outing last night, lasting eight innings and giving up two runs on five hits…Blake Wood (Royals) also was solid. He allowed two runs on six hits in seven innings of work and struck out seven in the process.

What to Watch for

Jay and teammate Andrew Brown combined four eight hits yesterday for Springfield. Today, they’ll look to stay hot against Tulsa. 

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