Low A Dish: Bumgarner Fans 10

Madison Bumgarner dominated Asheville, Mike Moustakas broke out of a slump, and Mat Latos came back from injury in Wednesday’s low Class A action.

South Atlantic League

Prospect Of The Day

Madison Bumgarner is the Sally League’s youngest pitcher, but he’s sure looking like a guy who’s been around the block a time or two. The Augusta (Giants) lefthander continued his domination of Sally League hitters last night by going into Asheville (Rockies) and throwing a seven-inning, complete-game shutout in the front end of a doubleheader. Bumgarner struck out the side in the first and went on to fan 10 Tourists hitters while permitting only four hits (all singles) and no walks. What’s more, he did all this while protecting only a 1-0 lead after Augusta scored a run in the top of the first on a Nick Noonan home run but was shut out the rest of the way by Asheville’s Bruce Billings. Only one Asheville baserunner reached scoring position all night, and Bumgarner finished the night in style by striking out two Asheville hitters in the bottom of the seventh, including Brian Rike swinging to end the game. Bumgarner improved to 6-2 on the season and dropped his ERA under 2.00 to a mark of 1.96.

Prospect Nuggets

Has a move to the bullpen cured Glenn Gibson? The Columbus (Rays) lefthander threw four shutout innings in relief yesterday against Savannah (Mets), his second straight scoreless outing since moving out of the rotation. Although he allowed three hits and two walks along the way, Gibson struck out four and was the winning pitcher … Greensboro (Marlins) right fielder Mike Stanton homered for the second day in a row and added a double as well in going 2-for-4 against Lexington (Astros) … Charleston (Yankees) catcher Jesus Montero went 3-for-5 in a 6-1 win over Rome (Braves), raising his average to an even .300 … Rome right fielder Jason Heyward went 2-for-4 and swiped his ninth base of the season.

What To Watch For Today

Righthander Alex Cobb (6-4, 2.11) gets the call for Columbus against Savannah at 7:00 EDT … Asheville and Lake County (Indians) each lead their respective divisions by two games with four to go in the first half. The Tourists conclude their series with Augusta tonight (7:00 EDT), while Lake County begins a four-game series with Hagerstown (Nationals).

Midwest League

Prospect Of The Day

Mike Moustakas has had a tough week, enduring a 3-for-28 slump, but he broke out last night with a 2-for-4 effort against Wisconsin (Mariners) in an 11-6 Burlington (Royals) win. Moustakas hit his ninth home run of the season, a solo shot in the seventh, and added a double as well, bringing his line up to .230/.287/.393.

Prospect Nuggets

Fort Wayne (Padres) righthander Mat Latos returned from the disabled list to pitch one inning of relief yesterday against Dayton (Reds). Latos came on to start the fifth and allowed a single and a walk to begin the inning, but then struck out the next three hitters to get himself out of trouble. He started the sixth, but was removed after the Dayton leadoff hitter reached on an error … Burlington starter Matt Mitchell (6.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 6 SO) had a quality start and improved his record to 4-5 … Mitchell’s opponent, Wisconsin righthander Juan Ramirez, had a tougher night. Ramirez gave up five runs (four earned) on six hits in just three innings of work … Peoria (Cubs) righthander Dae-Eun Rhee hasn’t allowed an earned run in three appearances since coming off the DL. He pitched four innings yesterday against Quad Cities (Cardinals), allowing only one run (unearned) on one hit, with two strikeouts and one walk.

What To Watch For Today

Lefthander Trevor Reckling (3-2, 2.64) will start for Cedar Rapids (Angels) against Beloit (Twins) at 8:00 EDT.

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