Low A Dish: Walden Shuts Down Lansing

Jordan Walden dominated but didn’t get any help, Matt Dominguez led a Greensboro comeback and Jemile Weeks made his professional debut.

South Atlantic League

Prospect Of The Day

Greensboro (Marlins) third baseman Matt Dominguez went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBIs and two runs scored in the Grasshoppers’ come-from-behind 4-3 win over Rome (Braves). Dominguez launched a two-run shot, his fifth of the season, in the fourth inning off Braves lefthander Cole Rohrbough. Later, with Greensboro down 3-2 in the top of the ninth, Dominguez led off the inning with a single and later came around to score the game-tying run.

Dominguez has cooled off since starting the season red hot in May and early June, and he’s hitting only .250/.296/.375 in seven games so far in July. But his line for the year still stands at .309/.379/.450 in 149 at-bats.

Prospect Nuggets

Charleston (Yankees) righthander Dellin Betances made his second start off the disabled list yesterday afternoon against Lexington (Astros). Betances was effectively wild in holding the Legends to one run (unearned) on two hits over five innings, while striking out six and walking five … Righthander Rob Bryson made his Indians organization debut last night for Lake County. Bryson pitched two scoreless innings of relief in the Captains’ 6-4 loss to Hickory in the second game of a doubleheader … Hagerstown (Nationals) right fielder Michael Burgess launched his 17th home run of the season in the Suns’ 6-5 loss to Asheville (Rockies). He finished the night 1-for-3 … Rome left fielder Cody Johnson had a big evening in a losing effort. Johnson went 3-for-4 with his 16th home run and two RBIs, raising his line to .252/.315/.463 in 313 at-bats for the year … Charleston (Yankees) DH Jesus Montero went 2-for-2 and reached base in all four of his plate appearances. Montero launched a solo home run in the fourth, his ninth of the year and second in three games.

What To Watch For Today

Charleston righthander Jairo Heredia (4-2, 2.66) is coming off back-to-back strong starts and goes against the SAL’s weakest team, Lexington, tonight at 7:00 EDT.

Midwest League

Prospect Of The Day

Cedar Rapids (Angels) righthander Jordan Walden had a strong outing against Lansing (Blue Jays). Walden gave up only one run on four hits over seven innings. He walked three and struck out eight. But as has often been the case for Walden this year, he didn’t get much offensive help and took a no decision, keeping his record at 4-6 despite a 2.26 ERA. Walden has allowed only two earned runs over his last five starts, yet he’s only 2-1 over that span.

Prospect Nuggets

Athletics first round pick Jemile Weeks made his pro debut last night for Kane County against Peoria (Cubs). Weeks drew a walk in his first professional plate appearance, but finished the night 0-for-3 … Blue Jays first rounder David Cooper earned a promotion to Lansing after hitting .341/.411/.553 in 21 games for short-season Auburn. He was in the Lugnuts’ lineup last night and went 1-for-3 with an RBI in his debut … Dayton (Reds) third baseman Neftali Soto kept up his hot-hitting ways, going 2-for-4 with a double … Burlington (Royals) lefthander Danny Duffy pitched five solid innings against Great Lakes (Dodgers), giving up one run on four hits, with seven strikeouts … South Bend (Diamondbacks) righthander Jarrod Parker had a tough outing against Quad Cities (Cardinals), giving up five runs on eight hits over five innings. He took the loss and dropped to 7-4, 3.67 on the year.

What To Watch For Today

Peoria, who’s atop the Western Division and is the MWL’s hottest team, plays the second game of their series against Kane County tonight at 7:30 EDT.

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