High A Dish: Still Cleans Up

California League

Prospect Of The Day

Last night, DH Jon Still displayed the exact reason a No. 4 hitter is called the clean-up hitter. The first three runners for Lancaster (Red Sox) reached base and Still knocked them in with a grand slam, giving the JetHawks an early 4-0 lead. He finished the night 3-for-4 with four runs scored, six RBIs and a double. The grand slam was his 15th home run of the season.

Prospect Nuggets

Right fielder Josh Reddick followed Still with a home run of his own in the third inning. Reddick was 3-for-5 with three runs scored and two RBIs. The home run was his 15th…Lake Elsinore (Padres) second baseman Eric Sogard has been an on-base machine this season, but he flashed some power last night, going 2-for-4 with a double (24) and home run (3).  He also scored two runs and knocked in three…San Jose righthander Tim Alderson stole the show from Sogard, however, pitching seven innings and allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits, while walking two and striking out six. He improved to 7-3, 3.13.
What To Watch For Today

San Jose (Giants) won the first half and remains atop the Northern Division, but is being challenged by Modesto (Rockies), who is just two games out and hosts the Giants tonight.

Carolina League

Prospect Of The Day

Kinston (Indians) shortstop Carlos Romero led his team in runs scored on the way to 6-1 victory over Potomac (Nationals). He was 3-for-4 with two runs scored. All of his hits were singles.

Prospect Nuggets

In his first start since being named the top pitcher at the California-Carolina League All Star game, Frederick (Orioles) righthander Jake Arrieta didn’t get a result he wanted. He went five innings, allowing four runs (three earned) on seven hits in a loss. However, he did strike out six while walking none…Myrtle Beach (Braves) outfielder Gorkys Hernandez was 1-for-4 with a run scored and walk.

What To Watch For Tonight

Lynchburg (Pirates) lefthander Daniel Moskos looks to improve upon his 6-4, 4.82 mark against Wilmington (Royals) tonight.

Florida State League

Prospect Of The Day

Brevard County (Brewers) righthander Jeremy Jeffress found a reasonable balance between his stellar and ugly starts last night. He went six innings, allowing one run on three hits while striking out six and walking none. Unfortunately he was denied a win because of a blown save, but there’s more to pitching than win-loss records.

Prospect Nuggets

Vero Beach (Rays) righthander Heath Rollins pitched a three-hitter, allowing two runs, but lost, falling to 4-7, 3.90. He gave up a solo home run to Sarasota (Reds) third baseman Juan Francisco and his offense couldn’t muster any support…Tampa (Yankees) righthander Zach McAllister went 6 2/3, allowing just one run on seven hits and a walk while striking out three. He improved to 3-3, 2.52…The Lakeland (Tigers) vs. Daytona (Cubs) game went unusually long. The Cubs scratched a run out in the top of the ninth and forced extra innings. The Flying Tigers walked off victorious in the 20th inning. The two teams combined for 126 at-bats, only 18 hits, 23 walks and 35 strikeouts. A total of 62 runners were left on base between the two teams.

What To Watch For Today

Only one game is scheduled for today with Tampa playing at Palm Beach (Cardinals).

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