High A Dish: Conger Conquering Cal League

California League

Prospect of the Day

Hank Conger (Angels) continued his incredible week on Thursday, hitting two more home runs. Due to labrum issues Conger has been serving mostly as Rancho Cucamonga’s DH. Conger also had six RBI in the game, bringing his Cal League total to 32. Conger’s six home runs over the past week are the most hit in a week’s span by anyone in the Cal League this year.

Prospect Nuggets

A pair of Lake Elsinore (Padres) teammates had impressive nights on Thursday. Second baseman Eric Sogard was 2-for-3 with a RBI and run scored in the 4-3 victory over Inland Empire. Rightfielder Kellen Kulbacki notched his eleventh double of the year as part of a 2-for-4 night. . . Bakersfield (Rangers) first baseman Ian Gac launched his second home run in the Cal League as part of a 3-for-5 night. Gac’s solo shot in the sixth gave him his 13th RBI in the League, but was not enough to defeat Modesto, as Bakersfield fell 6-5. Gac was called up to the Cal League in late June after torching the Midwest League, batting .310/403/.592 with 19 HR in 67 games.  . .Modesto (Rockies) righthander Jhoulys Chacin improved to 4-0 in the Cal League, but it was not his most impressive start. Chacin gave up 12 hits over six innings, yet only allowed four runs. The righthander struck out 11 without issuing a walk. . . Stockton (Athletics) righthander Henry Rodriguez threw five scoreless innings despite walking seven and allowing two hits. Rodriguez picked up a no-decision in a game Stockton would lose. . .Kevin Pucetas (Giants) was lifted in the second inning of San Jose’s game after being struck on the right wrist with a line drive.

What to Watch for Today

San Jose (Giants) righthander Henry Sosa will put his 3-3 record on the line tonight as he takes on Lancaster. Sosa’s last start was cut short after 3 2/3 innings after he gave up nine runs on seven hits.

Carolina League

Prospect of the Day

Wilmington (Royals) righthander Edward Cegarra delivered an outstanding outing on Thursday to raise his record to 3-4. Cegarra shut down the Salem lineup for eight innings, giving up just five hits and allowing no runs. The righthander struck out five and issued two walks.

Prospect Nuggets

Kinston’s (Indians) two best hitters both had big games in an 11-1 rout of Frederick on Thursday. Leftfielder Nick Weglarz was 2-for-5 on the night with a double and a triple. The double was Weglarz’s 18th of the year, while he also scored three times in the game. Shortstop Carlos Rivero was 3-for-5 in the win with three RBI. . .Myrtle Beach (Braves) downed Winston-Salem (White Sox) 5-4 thanks to contributions from their key hitters. Centerfielder Gorkys Hernandez was 2-for-5 in the win, while shortstop Brandon Hicks was 1-for-5 with an RBI and a double.

What to Watch for Today

Winston-Salem (White Sox) righthander John Ely will look to improve upon his 3-10 record against Myrtle Beach (Braves) tonight. The Miami (Ohio) product came into the season as one of the White Sox top pitching prospects but has not quite lived up to expectations this year.

Florida State League

Prospect of the Day

Sarasota (Reds)third baseman Juan Francisco was the catalyst in the Reds’ 10-2 win over Palm Beach. Francisco went 3-for-5 on the night with 4 RBI and also scored twice. The thirdbaseman notched his fourth triple of the year as well, while raising his RBI total to 59 on the year.

Prospect Nuggets

Francisco’s teammate shortstop Todd Frazier (Reds) also had a big day in the rout over Palm Beach. Frazier was 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored in the victory. Righthander Shaun Marcum (Blue Jays) began his rehab in Dunedin yesterday by throwing four perfect innings. Marcum, who is attempting to work his way back from elbow strain, struck out six while not allowing a base runner over the four innings he pitched. . .Lefthander Dontrelle Willis (Tigers) drew the start for Lakeland as he attempts to regain his once-dominant form. Willis threw three innings for Lakeland, allowing one run on four hits. Perhaps the most encouraging sign from the start was his control, as he did not issue a walk. . .Lakeland reliever Cody Satterwhite (Tigers) threw an inning in relief in the Tigers 5-2 loss to St. Lucie. Satterwhite gave up a hit and a walk, but also struck out two in his appearance. Brevard County righthander Jeremy Jeffress fell to 3-6 in the FSL in a loss to Clearwater. Jeffress lasted 4 1/3 innings, but gave up three runs on six hits and three walks. The righthander did strike out six.

What to Watch for Today

Adrian Cardenas (Athletics) will no longer be appearing in the Florida State League for Clearwater after his trade to Oakland.

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