Low A Dish: Dominguez Keeps Raking

Matt Dominguez continued his hot hitting, Brandon Hamilton had his best outing of the season and Jason Heyward was back in action.

South Atlantic League

Prospect Of The Day

Greensboro (Marlins) third baseman Matt Dominguez has been on a tear ever since returning to action in mid-May after missing the first month and a half of the season due to mononucleosis. Dominguez turned his fourth straight multi-hit effort last night by going 3-for-5 as Greensboro cruised past Lexington (Astros) 13-4. The 12th overall pick in last year’s draft, Dominguez hit his second home run of the season as well and raised his line to .354/.434/.523 in 65 at-bats.

Prospect Nuggets

Braves fans can breathe a sigh of relief. Jason Heyward was back in the Rome lineup last night against Charleston (Yankees). He went 1-for-4 … Dominguez and teammate Mike Stanton could be turning into another dangerous tandem. Stanton went 2-for-5 last night and took over the league home run lead by hitting his 13th long ball of the year … Greenville (Red Sox) shortstop Oscar Tejeda went 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI in a 10-9 win against Hickory (Pirates) … Ryan Kalish went only 1-for-4 for Greenville, but his one hit was a game-tying home run in the top of the ninth, his third of the season … Savannah (Mets) righthander Nick Carr struggled mightily in high Class A, going 0-7, 7.19 in 12 starts for St. Lucie, but he shined last night in his first start after a demotion to Savannah. Carr pitched into the eighth against Columbus (Rays), allowing only one run on four hits, with one walk and four strikeouts.

What To Watch For Today

Lake County (Indians) all but wrapped up the North Division’s first half title by sweeping their doubleheader with Delmarva (Orioles) yesterday. Those two clubs will complete a suspended game today starting at 5:05 EDT, and Kelvin De La Cruz (5-2, 1.29) will take the mound for Lake County in the scheduled game to follow.

Midwest League

Prospect Of The Day

West Michigan (Tigers) righthander Brandon Hamilton is still looking for his first win of 2008, but he had his best outing of the year last night against Lansing (Blue Jays). Hamilton pitched six shutout innings against the Lugnuts’ talented lineup, permitting only three hits, no walks and striking out five. The absence of walks was a big step forward for Hamilton, who had handed out 19 free passes in 19 innings pitched over his first five appearances of the season.

Prospect Nuggets

Matching Hamilton zero for zero was Lansing lefthander Brad Mills, who pitched seven scoreless frames himself. He allowed seven hits, one walk and fanned six. Mills was rewarded with the win thanks to the Lugnuts’ pushing across a run in the eighth, improving his mark to 5-3 … Clinton (Rangers) ended its seven-game skid with a 10-2 win over Kane County (Athletics) behind six shutout innings by lefthander Derek Holland, who improved to 6-0, 2.91.

What To Watch For Today

Blake Beavan (4-3, 3.51) starts tonight (8:00 EDT) for Clinton against Kane County.

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