High A Dish: Allen Hits For Cycle

California League

Prospect Of The Day

Righthander Tommy Hunter gave up two runs in the second inning against High Desert (Mariners), but was stellar the rest of the way as Bakersfield picked up a 7-2 win.

Hunter went eight innings, allowing just two runs on six hits. He walked none and struck out eight to pick up his fifth victory of the season.

Prospect Nuggets

Chad Tracy and Julio Borbon provided some offense for Bakersfield. Borbon collected a couple of singles and scored a run in five at-bats while Chad Tracy was 3-for-5 with a double, run and RBI… Stockton (Athletics) righthander Trevor Cahill was outstanding, again. He went 7 2/3 allowing an unearned run on two hits and two walks while striking out six. He also had a 13-4 groundout-to-flyout ratio. He did not earn a win due to a blown save…Outfielder Cedric Hunter provided the drama in Lake Elsinore (Padres), delivering a two-out single in the bottom of the ninth to break a 2-2 tie.

What To Watch For Today

San Jose (Giants) lefthander Clayton Tanner will look to right the ship against Modesto. After starting the season 2-0, 0.00 in three starts, he’s slid to 2-3, 5.25. He’s lost his last three decisions and hasn’t lasted past the fifth inning since April 8.

Carolina League

Prospect Of The Day

This was easy. It’s rare to see someone hit for the cycle, much less a power-hitting first baseman. Brandon Allen stepped to the plate in the ninth inning for Winston-Salem (White Sox), already 4-for-4 and a triple shy of the rare feat. With his team down three runs, Allen led off the inning with a triple to complete the cycle and start a rally. It fell one run short, however, and Allen finished 5-for-5 with two doubles, two RBIs and four runs scored. That raises his season line to .305/.346/.594 in 128 at-bats.

Prospect Nuggets

Daniel Moskos struck out eight in 4 1/3 innings, but allowed six runs (five earned) on six hits. Lynchburg (Pirates) rallied past Allen’s cycle for the 12-11 win…Potomac (Nationals) lefthander Ross Detwiler gave up three runs on five hits in five innings, but got enough support to earn his third win. He struck out six and walked three…Kinston (Indians) John Drennen was 4-for-5 with a double and two runs in a 4-3 loss to Wilmington (Royals).

What To Watch For Today

Frederick (Orioles) Righthander Jake Arrieta has just three decisions in eight starts, but they’re all wins (3-0, 2.01). He faces Salem (Astros) today.

Florida State League

Prospect Of The Day

Remember the Cuban righthander on Dunedin (Blue Jays) who tossed a six inning one-hitter in his debut, sparking some excited talk? Well, that version of Kenny Rodriguez went into hiding for the next  six starts as he lost four of them and saw his line drop to 1-4, 4.63.

He reappeared last night for another spectacular outing, tossing seven shutout innings, allowing four hits, walking none and striking out seven. He’s 23 in high Class A, but we’ll give it to him now because who knows how the next six starts will go.

Prospect Nuggets

Vero Beach (Rays) Righthander Jeremy Hellickson remained perfect after tossing six innings, allowing two runs on five hits and no walks while striking out nine. He is now 4-0, 1.35…. St. Lucie (Mets) shortstop Ruben Tejada was one of the two home runs Hellickson gave up. It was Tejada’s first of the year and he finished the night 2-for-3.

What To Watch For Today

There’s an interesting matchup in Brevard County (Brewers) tonight. Righthander Jeremy Jeffress makes his first start of the season after serving a suspension. He’s pitching against Jupiter (Marlins), which is starting righthander Jeff Allison.

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