High A Dish: Jones, Romak Slug A Pair

California League

Prospect Of The Day

Center fielder Cedric Hunter’s average hasn’t dipped below .300 since May 2, mostly because of performances like last night’s. In a 7-1 win over Lancaster (Red Sox), the Lake Elsinore (Padres) outfielder went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and two runs scored. He raised his season line to .314/.381/.412 in 204 at-bats.

Prospect Nuggets

Righthander Wes Roemer turned in a quality start, but errors doomed Visalia (Diamondbacks). Roemer tossed six innings giving up two earned runs, four total, on seven hits and a walk while striking out six. He is now 2-4, 5.12 after taking the loss against Modesto (Rockies)…It’s been just over three weeks since Sean O’Sullivan earned a win, but the Rancho Cucamonga (Angels) righthander got one last night in a 7-3 decision over High Desert (Mariners).  He tossed 5 1/3 innings, allowing three runs (one earned) on five hits and two walks, while striking out four.

What To Watch For Today

High Desert, Lake Elsinore and Lancaster are in a three-way tie for first place in the Southern Division. However, they don’t match up against each other until June 6 when Lake Elsinore and Lancaster are scheduled to face off.

Carolina League

Prospect Of The Day

Yesterday’s winner Brandon Hicks hit two home runs and picked up five RBIs in the process. Two more players probably saw he got this esteemed honor and tried to duplicate his performance. Second baseman, and Myrtle Beach (Braves) teammate to Hicks, Travis Jones was 2-for-4 with four RBIs on two home runs, giving him seven on the season. Right fielder Jamie Romak was 2-for-3 with four RBIs and two home runs of his own, giving him six.

Prospect Nuggets

Matt Wieters went 0-for-2 with a couple of walks and runs scored, but made his debut at first base…Chris Marrero went 3-for-6 with a home run, two runs scored and two RBIs…Tim Bascom’s night didn’t go so well. He allowed five runs on six hits over 5 1/3. He also walked three and struck out five. He is now 1-1, 4.35.

What To Watch For Today

Righthander Brandon Erbe had a rough three starts in early May in which he gave up 17 runs in 12 2/3 innings, but has turned it around as of late. He takes the hill today against Kinston (Indians).

Florida State League

Prospect Of The Day

After missing almost a month of games,  second baseman Adrian Cardenas has picked up right where he left off. When he went on the disabled list he was hitting .347/.373/.408. He went 2-for-3 last night with two RBIs, two runs and his second triple of the season. His line is still healthy at .340/.402/.520.

Prospect Nuggets

Rick Porcello has set season highs in back-to-back starts after allowing nine hits on May 21 and 10 hits last night. Despite the high hit total, he still turned in a quality start. He allowed three earned runs (four total) on the 10 hits. He didn’t walk any and struck out four…Lefthander Joe Savery had another tough night, lasting just 4 2/3 in a loss to Dunedin (Blue Jays). He allowed six runs (three earned) on eight hits and one walk. He also struck out six. He is now 2-5, 4.79.

What To Watch For Today

Lefthander David Price takes the hill tonight against St. Lucie (Mets), who has Pedro Martinez making a rehab start.
 

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