AA Dish: Snider Keeps Getting Hotter

EASTERN LEAGUE

PROSPECT OF THE DAY

New Hampshire is once again home to the Prospect of the Day. Travis Snider (Blue Jays) takes home the honors for Thursday with his 3-for-6 day, that included a two-run home run to seal the a 13-6 win. Snider scored three times on the day and also drove in three runs. The left fielder has raised his average to .283.

PROSPECT NUGGETS

Bowie right hander David Hernandez (Orioles) had a solid outing on Thursday night, going 6.1 innings with two allowing just two hits. Hernandez did give up a home run in the seventh inning before he was lifted from the game, but he struck out nine while only walking two batters…George Kontos (Yankees) dropped to 3-7 on the year as he took the loss in Trenton’s 6-1 defeat. Kontos has struggled to meet expectations throughout his career and despite striking out seven on Thursday, he allowed three runs  in a losing effort…It wasn’t as flashy as his teammate Snider’s day, but Scott Campbell (Blue Jays) was just as important in New Hampshire’s win. Campbell went 4-for-5 with three runs scored in the 13-6 rout of New Britain.

WHAT TO WATCH FOR TODAY

Ricky Romero (Blue Jays) hopes to pick up another win as he toes the rubber for New Hampshire in tonight’s start against New Britain. Romero won in his last start on June 17 against Connecticut, going 6.2 innings, striking out five, but has had an un-inspiring season. Romero’s ERA is 6.34 and he has surrendered 96 hits in 76.2 innings, while walking 38.

SOUTHERN LEAGUE

PROSPECT OF THE DAY

Alcides Escobar (Brewers) is part of a prospect-stocked Huntsville line-up and on Thursday night he was the brightest star. Escobar went 3-for-6 in Huntsville’s 8-1 win over Carolina. Escobar had a double and a two-run home run in the rout. Escobar, only 21, had three RBIs and three runs scored.

PROSPECT NUGGETS

Chris Valaika (Reds) had a solo shot on Thursday night, but it wasn’t enough to help Chattanooga knock off Jacksonville. Valaika’s sixth inning home run was his fifth since being promoted to Double-A. He now has 12 home runs overall this year…Matt LaPorta (Brewers) had a pair of doubles in the Huntsville victory. LaPorta was 2-for-4 on the night with a pair of RBIs…The one bright spot in Carolina’s loss was second baseman Chris Coghlan’s (Marlins) 2-for-4 night. Coghlan raised his average to a clean .300 with the two-hit night…Lefthander Aaron Poreda (White Sox) took his second loss for Birmingham as the Barons fell 6-5 to Mississippi. Poreda last six innings, but gave up nine hits and six runs. Poreda’s shaky outing included five strikeouts, but also three walks and a home run surrendered…Jordan Schafer (Braves) had another solid night as the Braves beat Birmingham. Schafer was 2-for-3 with a run scored in the victory…Lefthander David Price (Rays) made his AA debut at Mobile on Thursday and picked up the win. The 2007 first overall pick went six innings and struck out seven, while issuing four walks. Price allowed two earned runs on four hits…Tennessee left fielder Tyler Colvin (Cubs) had a big night in Tennessee’s 11-5 win over West Tennessee. Colvin went 3-for-4 with a triple and two RBI in the high-scoring victory, raising his average to .237.

WHAT TO WATCH FOR TODAY

Chris Volstad (Marlins) takes the hill for Carolina tonight against Montgomery, looking to bounce back from a rough June 20th outing at Charlotte. Volstad was roughed up for six runs and twelve hits in five innings during that start.

TEXAS LEAGUE

PROSPECT OF THE DAY

Brett Anderson (Athletics) made his first appearance in a Midland uniform on Thursday and it was an impressive debut. Anderson got his first Texas League win in the 5-3 victory over Arkansas as he went six innings. Anderson scattered three hits, but two of them were solo home runs. He struck out twelve without issuing a walk. The left hander is one of Texas’ top pitching prospects and comes from good pitching genes, as his dad is Oklahoma State coach Frank Anderson, who has a reputation for developing quality pitchers.

PROSPECT NUGGETS

Blake Wood (Royals) received a rude welcome back from the All-Star break, lasting just four innings, while giving up four runs on five hits and three walks in Northwest Arkansas’ 8-0 loss to San Antonio…Elvis Andrus (Rangers) went 1-for-4 but his one hit was a big one. Andrus’ RBI single in the eighth opened the scoring helped Frisco rally from a 3-0 deficit to defeat Springfield in extra innings…Springfield’s Allen Craig (Cardinals) was 2-for-4 in the losing effort with a run scored and a RBI. The Cardinal third baseman hit his 15th double of the year while also drawing a walk and striking out once…Andrew Carignan (A’s) picked up his 11th save of the year on Thursday, but not without some trouble. Carignan walked a man and allowed a hit that led to a run, but he was able to slam the door to seal Midland’s 5-3 win…

WHAT TO WATCH FOR TODAY

Prized right hander Trevor Cahill (A’s) will draw the start for Midland in tonight’s game against Arkansas. It is only Cahill’s second start since being called up from the Cal League. His first start was a victory over San Antonio, as he went six innings allowing just one run on two hits as he struck out six.
 

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