High A Dish: Little Help, Please

San Jose likes to run and some Carolina League pitchers should be getting frustrated with their offense.

California League

Prospect Of The Day

Third baseman Josh Bell went 2-for-5 with a double and home run in Inland Empire’s (Dodgers) 8-7 loss to Lake Elsinore (Padres). The 66ers scored all seven runs in the final two innings. Bell’s home run was of the three-run variety and it came with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, leaving the rally just short.

The double was Bell’s sixth and he now has four home runs on the season.

Prospect Nuggets

San Jose (Giants) really manufactured their runs by stealing nine bases in an 11-8 win over High Desert (Mariners). Right fielder Tyler Graham led the team with four of his own, giving him 14 in his last six games…Righthander Wes Roemer was hit hard in his outing that lasted just 4 2/3. He gave up five runs on eight hits while walking four and striking out eight, but was spared the loss…Shortstop Josh Horton showed great plate discipline, drawing three walks, but Visalia (Diamondbacks) staged a rally in the ninth to beat Stockton (Athletics).

What To Watch For Today

Lancaster (Red Sox) had another "wind out" and will make up the game against Rancho Cucamonga (Angels) as part of a doubleheader today.

Carolina League

Prospect Of The Day

Righthander Jordan Zimmerman shut down Winston-Salem (White Sox) allowing Potomac (Nationals) to grasp a 1-0 win. Zimmerman went seven innings, allowing just three hits while striking out nine.

Zimmerman is now 3-1, 1.65 in 27 innings. He’s walked eight and struck out 31 and even has a save to his credit.

Prospect Nuggets

Righthander Blake Wood allowed just two hits over 6 2/3 while striking out ten, but Wilmington (Royals) couldn’t get anything done off of righthander Jake Arrieta, preventing Wood from getting a win…However, Arrieta is probably frustrated with the Frederick (Orioles) bullpen who blew his lead and lost after he went seven innings allowing only two hits while striking out eight…Righthander Tommy Hanson was handed his first loss of 2008 and it came the day before a new month started. Hanson went five innings allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits while striking out four and walking two…Lefthander John Ely couldn’t get any help either as he tossed six innings, allowing one run on six hits while striking out eight and walking one, but Zimmerman was his opponent who pitched slightly better, dropping Ely to 0-3, 2.61.

What To Watch For Today

Maybe the Warthogs can break the bats out for lefthander Aaron Poreda who starts today against Wilmington. He is 0-2, 2.95 in four starts this season.

Florida State League

Center fielder Jeramy Laster blasted his second home run of the game in the top of the ninth to make 5-5 against Dunedin (Blue Jays). Lakeland (Tigers) lost in the bottom of the inning however.

Laster was 3-for-5 with two home runs and three RBIs. It was his fifth home run of the season. He is now hitting .289/.326/.533 in 90 at-bats.

Prospect Nuggets

Righthander Rick Porcello started for Lakeland and threw five innings, allowing two runs on five hits. He walked three and struck out none, but left with the lead which was blown…Righthander Tyler Herron went five innings for Palm Beach (Cardinals), allowing two runs on five hits while striking out four and walking none…Righthander Jeff Allison, who has been suspended several times for severe drug addictions, went six innings for Jupiter (Marlins), giving up just one hit while walking two and striking out, but he is still winless on the season…Lefthander Joe Savery was tagged with his second loss of the season after throwing five innings and allowing four runs on eight hits. He walked two and struck out six.

What To Watch For Today

Righthander Jeff Manship will bring his 3-0, 3.38 line to the mound for Fort Myers (Twins) against Clearwater (Phillies).

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