Low A Dish: Feliz Does It Again

Neftali Feliz continued to mow down Midwest League hitters, Connor Graham finally broke his victory drought and Freddie Freeman hit his 10th home run.

South Atlantic League

Prospect Of The Day

Asheville (Rockies) righthander Connor Graham tossed eight shutout innings against Augusta (Giants) to earn his first win since May 2—a span of sevens starts—and take home today’s POTD honors. The hard-throwing Graham limited the GreenJackets to just four hits and two walks to go with five strikeouts. He lowered his ERA to 1.98, tying him with teammate Jhoulys Chacin for fourth in the league.

Prospect Nuggets

Rome (Braves) teammates Freddie Freeman and Cody Johnson each had good nights as the Braves knocked off Savannah (Mets) 7-3. Freeman went 2-for-4 with a home run, his 10th, and two RBIs. Johnson had four RBIs and also went 2-for-4 with a home run, his 10th as well, and added his 15th double … Greenville (Red Sox) center fielder Che-Hsuan Lin went 2-for-5 with an RBI and two stolen bases in a 10-5 win over Hickory (Pirates). Lin is 23-for-28 in the stolen bases department for the year … West Virginia (Brewers) right fielder Caleb Gindl went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs in a rain-shortened 8-7 win over Kannapolis (White Sox). Gindl raised his line to .271/.355/.414.

What To Watch For Today

Freeman, Jason Heyward and the Rome Braves travel to Charleston (Yankees) to take on Jesus Montero and the RiverDogs at 7:05 EDT.

Midwest League

Prospect Of The Day

We might as well set aside MWL POTD honors for Neftali Feliz every fifth day given how the 20-year-old Clinton (Rangers) righthander is going at the moment. Last night, Feliz put up his second straight double-digit strikeout performance as he fanned 10 Kane County (Athletics) hitters over six shutout innings. Feliz permitted only three hits and two walks in picking up his sixth win of the year. He dropped his ERA to 2.06, good for fourth in the league, and took over the league’s strikeout lead with 93 in 74 1/3 innings on the year.

Prospect Nuggets

Wisconsin (Mariners) righthander Juan Ramirez was one out away from a complete game, with the TimberRattlers leading Burlington (Royals) 3-2 in the top of the ninth. But Ramirez gave up a game-tying solo home run to the Bees’ Clint Robinson and was promptly taken out. He ended up allowing three runs on eight hits over 8 2/3 innings, with two walks and four strikeouts. Wisconsin went on to win the game in 10 innings, 4-3.

What To Watch For Today

West Michigan (Tigers) righthander Brandon Hamilton (0-4, 4.60) will try again for his first win of the year when the Whitecaps visit Fort Wayne (Padres) at 7:00 EDT … Jordan Walden (3-5, 2.74) goes tonight for Cedar Rapids (Angels) against Wisconsin at 8:00 EDT.

 

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