Low A Dish: McAllister Halts Drive

Zach McAllister dominated Greenville, Engel Beltre bounced back from a tough night, and Angel Villalona went deep again. 

South Atlantic League

Prospect Of The Day

Outside of one rough outing at hitter-friendly Asheville, Charleston (Yankees) righthander Zach McAllister has been nearly unbeatable. Just ask the Greenville Drive (Red Sox), against whom McAllister has made each of his last two starts. He tossed seven shutout innings against the Drive last Thursday and was just as dominant in the rematch last night. McAllister went eight innings, allowed one run on six hits, struck out six and walked none. His K-BB ratio for the year now stands at 49-7 in 57 innings pitched, while he ran his record to 6-2 and dropped his ERA to 2.05. 

Prospect Nuggets

Greenville’s lone run against McAllister came on a solo home run in the bottom of the fourth by center fielder Ryan Kalish, his second of the season. Kalish finished the night 1-for-4 … Hagerstown (Nationals) right fielder Michael Burgess went 3-for-4 with a double in the Suns’ 7-6, 10-inning victory over Lexington (Astros) … Rome (Braves) right fielder Jason Heyward went 0-for-4 against Asheville (Rockies), ending his 11-game hitting streak … Augusta (Giants) first baseman Angel Villalona hit his fifth home run of the month last night against Savannah (Mets). He went 1-for-3 as the GreenJackets won a rain-shortened game 5-3 … Lexington second baseman Matt Cusick went 2-for-5 with a double, raising his average to .351, second best in the SAL … Greensboro (Marlins) righthander Kyle Kaminska threw six no-hit innings against Lakewood (Phillies). He struck out five and walked one. Rated as one of Florida’s best late round picks in last year’s draft, the 19-year-old Kaminska was making his third start with Greensboro after being sent down from high Class A Jupiter, where he had began the year allowing nine runs in two starts.
 
What To Watch For Today
 
Charleston righthander Dellin Betances (4-2, 3.26), who threw six no-hit innings against Asheville last week, will face Greenville in an 11:00 am EDT game.
 
Midwest League
 
Prospect Of The Day
 
Clinton (Rangers) center fielder Engel Beltre bounced back from an 0-for-6 night on Monday with a 2-for-4 effort last night against Beloit (Twins). Beltre got the game started by singling to lead off the bottom of the first, then stole second and came around to score the game’s first run on a Timothy Smith single. He legged out a bunt single in the seventh to complete his night as the LumberKings won 4-2. His season line now stands at .260/.291/.387.
 
Prospect Nuggets
 
Beloit center fielder Ben Revere proved he’s still human by going 0-for-4 last night … Burlington (Royals) shortstop Mike Moustakas went a combined 2-for-5 with a double between the two games of the Bees’ doubleheader with Kane County (Athletics) … Lansing (Blue Jays) shortstop Justin Jackson had a tough night, going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in the Lugnuts’ 2-1 win over Dayton (Reds) … Fort Wayne (Padres) left fielder Yefri Carvajal went 2-for-5 against Great Lakes (Dodgers), his third multi-hit game in a row … Peoria (Cubs) catcher Josh Donaldson went 0-for-5 against Quad Cities (Cardinals) and is currently mired in a 3-for-31 slump, which has dropped his line to .196/.252/.318.
 
What To Watch For Today
 
Clinton righthander Blake Beavan (2-1, 4.50) makes his fifth start of the season tonight against Beloit (8:00 EDT) … Lefthander Trevor Reckling (2-2, 3.83) will take the hill for Cedar Rapids (Angels) against Wisconsin (Mariners).

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