AA Dish: Three Bombs For Toregas

Eastern League

Prospect of the Day

It was a breakout day for Akron catcher Wyatt Toregas (Indians). Toregas, batting in the eight-hole started off with a solo home run in the third inning. Then, he added a solo bomb in the seventh. To top it off, he smashed a two-run shot in the ninth. His three home runs more than doubled his season total, which now stands at five, and he knocked in four of Akron’s 10 runs. Toreagas is one of the best defensive catchers in the Indians system. It’s been his bat that has held him back, so days like yesterday are a pretty encouraging sign.

Prospect Nuggets

Reading shortstop Jason Donald (Phillies) put up big numbers yesterday. A three-run home run highlighted a 2-for-4 day in which he batted in five runs. Teammate Lou Marson also had two hits for the Phillies…The best performance on the mound was turned in by Bowie starter David Hernandez (Orioles). The righthander threw 6.1 scoreless innings. He allowed four hits and three walks, striking out four in the no decision. His ERA now sits at 2.63.

What to Watch for Today

Trenton leads the Northern division by three games over Portland, but that gap has been narrowed in the last few days, during which the Thunder have gone 0-2 and the Sea Dogs are 2-0. The two teams will square off tonight in a game with implications for the leaderboard.

Southern League

Prospect of the Day

He was here yesterday, but his performance merits it again. Huntsville third baseman Mat Gamel (Brewers) continued to swing a red-hot bat. His double in yesterday’s game (his 31st of the season) extended his current hit streak to 13 games. Impressively, it is not even his longest of the season, though, as he recorded a base knock in 16 straight games in April. The fourth round pick in 2005 added two RBI last night, and he’s now hitting .382 for the season.

Prospect Nuggets

Chattanooga right fielder Sean Henry (Reds) doubled and walked yesterday. He also knocked in three runs and increased his batting average to .299. Teammate Chris Valaika added two hits and two runs…Montgomery catcher John Jaso (Rays) also doubled and walked…Huntsville right fielder Matt LaPorta (Brewers) notched two hits and a walk, boosting his average to .290.

What to Watch for Today

After ending the first half of the season with the lead in the North, Huntsville has stumbled to a sub-.500 record and has now lost two in a row. The bottom-dwellers of the first half, Tennessee, is now on top with an 11-4 second-half record. The worst-to-first Smokies have won two in a row, and will look to make it three tonight against the Stars.

The Texas League will also be back in action today.
 

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