Prospect Of The Day
Jharmidy DeJesus (Mariners) just joined the Northwest League, but after a 3-for-4 debut, DeJesus had been 1-for-his-last-23 in six games. He did not receive a night off during the slump and sticking with him paid off for his Everett team, as DeJesus went 2-for-3 with his first home run in short-season ball. It was a solo shot in the first inning and it was not even the most impressive part of DeJesus’ night. With the game tied and runners on first and third with one out in the top of the ninth, DeJesus bunted home the winning run.
The Boise offense won the battle against Wilfredo Boscan (Rangers) and his strong Spokane pitching staff. Shortstop Ryan Flaherty (Cubs) stayed on his blistering streak by going 2-for-5 with a home run and a stolen base, while third baseman Josh Vitters (Cubs) is on a tear of his own after a 2-for-5 night. Boise got the best of Boscan, who came on in relief to cough up six runs (five earned) on nine hits in 3 1/3 innings. On the plus side, Boscan did not walk a batter and struck out six. . . Tri-City center fielder Charles Blackmon (Rockies) broke out of a five-game mini-slump to go 3-for-6 with a double and a stolen base. . . It took Lowell righthander Bryan Price (Red Sox) five starts to qualify for a win, but he finally got it on Tuesday. Better yet, Price allowed just one hit and walked one in five innings in a road start against Williamsport, easily his best start of the season. . . There was no way Brooklyn righthander Christopher Schwinden (Mets) could top his August 7th start (7 shutout innings, 1 hit, 1 walk, 12 strikeouts), but he still gave up just one earned run in six innings and struck out five. He could soon qualify for the New York-Penn League lead in ERA.
What To Watch For Today
Everett righthander Kenn Kasparek (Mariners) had two dominating performances after a promotion from the Appalachian League, but had slipped in his next three before rebounding with a strong start against Tri-Valley. He faces Yakima for the first time on Wednesday night.