Low A Dish: Walden Can’t Get Any Help

Austin Romine decimated West Virginia, Jordan Walden still can’t catch a break and Neftali Soto is still swinging a hot bat.

South Atlantic League

Prospect Of The Day

Charleston (Yankees) catcher Austin Romine is a landslide winner of today’s POTD honors after keying the RiverDogs’ 9-8, 11-inning win over West Virginia (Brewers). Romine reached base five times in going 4-for-5 with a walk, a home run, two doubles and a stolen base. And he made those hits count too, hitting a game-tying two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh off West Virginia lefthander Mike Ramlow. He later led off the bottom of the 11th with a double and came in to score the winning run when Carmen Angelini drew a bases loaded walk-off walk. For the year, Romine raised his line to .286/.322/.411 in 231 at-bats.

Prospect Nuggets

Rome (Braves) lefthander Cole Rohrbough had his best outing of the year, pitching five shutout innings in a 3-0 win over Kannapolis (White Sox) in the second game of a doubleheader. Rohrbough, who’s twice missed time on the DL this year, allowed only two hits, three walks and struck out eight to improve to 2-3, 5.65 on the year … Righthander Dellin Betances started for Charleston but lasted only four innings after giving up five runs on seven hits. He struck out six, but control continued to be an issue for the young righthander as he issued one walk, hit two batters and threw a wild pitch … Hagerstown (Nationals) right fielder Michael Burgess went 3-for-5 with his 22nd double and two RBIs, including walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the ninth as the Suns beat Hickory (Pirates) 6-5 … Asheville (Rockies) second baseman Everth Cabrera went 3-for-5 with two RBIs in a 6-1 win over Lake County (Indians). Cabrera also stole three bases, increasing his minor league-leading total to 57 thefts on the year.

What To Watch For Today

The SAL has Tuesday off.

Midwest League

Prospect Of The Day

Cedar Rapids (Angels) righthander Jordan Walden had another fine outing yesterday against Great Lakes (Dodgers), but yet again came away with nothing to show for it when his offense couldn’t give him any help. Walden shut down the Loons for 7 2/3 innings, allowing only one run on six hits (all singles), with one walk and nine strikeouts. However, his teammates managed only one run themselves and went on to lose 2-1 in 10 innings. Walden lowered his ERA to 2.18, the fourth best mark in the league, but his record remains 4-6.

Prospect Nuggets

Dayton (Reds) third baseman Neftali Soto continued his hot hitting with a 3-for-4 effort against Beloit (Twins). Soto had three RBIs as the Dragons took a 5-4 win … Beloit center fielder Ben Revere went 2-for-5 with an RBI in the loss. Revere’s average is back over .400 after briefly dipped below thanks to three multi-hit games in his last four. Revere’s line stands at .401/.456/.530 in 247 at-bats … Burlington (Royals) left fielder David Lough went 2-for-4 with his eighth home run and a stolen base as the Bees knocked off Lansing (Blue Jays) 4-2 … Lansing shortstop Justin Jackson went 3-for-5 with a double and a stolen base in that game also.

What To Watch For Today

It’s all quiet on the low Class A front tonight. Like the SAL, the MWL has the night off.

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