High A Dish: Gallagher Finds Power Stroke

Kellen Kulbacki is wielding a hot stick, John Ely rediscovers the strike zone and Juan Francisco reclaims Prospect Of The Day honors in a 17-11 slugfest with Lakeland (Tigers).

California League

Prospect Of The Day

Inland Empire (Dodgers) third baseman Austin Gallagher hit two longballs to give him five on the season and chase High Desert (Mariners) southpaw Travis Mortimore from the game in the fourth inning. The early damage caused by the pair of home runs was not enough to give the 66ers the win, however, as High Desert stormed back with six runs in the ninth inning for an 11-10 win. Gallagher’s .326/.372/.522 line is amplified by his surroundings, but he’s adjusted well to high Class A as a 19-year-old.

Prospect Nuggets

Kellen Kulbacki
has found some giddy-up in his bat as of late, belting a homer in his third consecutive game yesterday for Lake Elsinore (Padres) in a 2-for-5 performance . . . Stockton (Athletics) righthander Craig Italiano settled down from a recent rough stretch, pitching five innings, allowing two earned runs and striking out four in a no-decision . . . There’s little else for San Jose (Giants) hurler Tim Alderson to prove at High A as the righthander tossed five innings of three-hit ball to pick up his 11th win of the season against Bakersfield (Rangers).

What To Watch For Today

Modesto (Rockies) and San Jose (Giants) kick off a three-game set that features No. 1 versus No. 2 in the North division.

Carolina League

Prospect Of The Day

Command has been a struggle for John Ely in recent starts, but the Winston Salem (White Sox) righthander walked no one and struck out six in five scoreless innings yesterday. He earned the victory after being saddled with losses in each of his last four games. 

Prospect Nuggets


Ross Detwiler
has yet to find his own at high Class A Potomac (Nationals).  The lefthander surrendered seven hits and four earned runs in 4 2/3 innings against Kinston (Indians) and saw his ERA balloon to 5.44 on the season . . . Kinston (Indians) shortstop Carlos Rivero has increased his batting average by 11 points in the last two days thanks to consecutive multi-hit performances. He was 2-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored in yesterday’s contest.

What To Watch For Today

Three of the four teams in the Southern division are carrying winning streaks, including Myrtle Beach (Braves) and Winston Salem (White Sox), both of whom will look to extend their own when they square off against each other tonight.

Florida State League


Prospect Of The Day

Performances like yesterday’s have Sarasota (Reds) third baseman Juan Francisco making regular appearances in this feature. He was 2-for-5 and drove in five runs, giving him nine RBIs in his last three games.  A three-run dinger in the seventh inning was Francisco’s fifth extra-base hit in the last three games, and he is now slugging .471 for the season.

Prospect Nuggets

Rich Hill found success on his rehab trail as he made his second high Class A start this season for Daytona (Cubs).  The lefthander gave up just one hit and one earned run in five innings of work, but walked five in the win . . . Lakeland (Tigers) righthander Cody Satterwhite has yet to give up a run in his professional career, striking out the side in the eighth against Sarasota (Reds). He has allowed three hits and notched two saves in four scoreless frames for the Flying Tigers . . . Logan Morrison was 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI as Jupiter (Marlins) picked up a 6-5 win over St. Lucie (Mets) for their third victory in a row.

What To Watch For
Today

Lakeland (Tigers) will send righthander Rick Porcello to the bump to fend off  Sarasota (Reds) and preserve their second-place standing in the West division.
 

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