High A Dish: Bizarre Win For Potomac

Potomac walked to a unique victory against Winston-Salem and Rangers prospect John Whittleman had a solid night.

California League

Prospect Of The Day

Bakersfield (Rangers) third baseman John Whittleman takes the cake today after going 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs in a 3-1 win over Modesto (Rockies).

Whittleman has been known for racking up some outrageous strikeout totals, but he has now played three straight games without a single whiff and raised his season line to .261/.363/.455.

Prospect Nuggets

Stockton (Athletics) right fielder Matt Sulentic went 3-for-4 with his second triple and an RBI…Visalia (Diamondbacks) righthander Barry Enright was knocked around again throwing 5 2/3 and giving up seven runs on 11 hits but avoided the loss. He is now 1-2, 8.04 in 28 innings…San Jose (Giants) DH Andy D’Alessio hit his third home run of the season, a two-run shot in the first, but High Desert (Mavericks) staged a rally and won 8-5…Rancho Cucamonga (Angels) righthander Sean O’Sullivan followed a tough act with four solid innings and a win. John Lackey made a rehab start and pitched the first three before O’Sullivan came in. O’Sullivan allowed two runs on four hits.

What To Watch For Today

Carolina League

Prospect Of The Day

So we’ll go off the board and award this to Potomac (Nationals) for being no-hit by Winston-Salem and winning 3-2 in the second game of a doubleheader. How does that happen you ask? Here’s how:

In the bottom of the sixth catcher Brian Peacock led off and reached on an error. Elijah Dukes, on a rehab assignment, then walked. Second baseman Jemel Spearlman also walked, so now the bases are loaded with no outs. Righthander Kanekoa Texeira was called in from the bullpen and struck out first baseman Chris Marrero, but on the next batter catcher Billy Killian allowed a passed ball and Peacock scored. So third baseman Leonard Davis was intentionally walked. Texeira then walked right fielder Edgardo Baez to force in a run and left fielder Dee Brown followed with an RBI force out, making the score 3-2. Center fielder Steve Doetsch struck out to end the inning.

Apparently, it’s not as rare as it would seem based on the quote Potomac manager Randy Knorr gave InsideNova.com:

"When I was managing in Savannah, we won a game 5-4 and got no-hit," Potomac manager Randy Knorr said. "This is the second time I’ve seen that."

Prospect Nuggets

Lefthander Ross Detwiler went five innings in the bizarre Potomac win and allowed two runs on six hits while walking four and striking out three…Catcher Tyler Flowers had three doubles and an RBI in Myrtle Beach’s (Braves) 8-6 win over Lynchburg (Pirates)…Beau Mills followed up his two homer night with an 0-for-6 performance and left seven men on base.

What To Watch For Today

Righthanders Jake Arrieta and Blake Wood will face off in a Frederick-Wilmington contest while Winston-Salem (White Sox) lefthander John Ely will face Potomac righthander Jordan Zimmerman.

Florida State League

The FSL had yesterday off. Lefthander Joe Savery pitches today for Clearwater (Phillies) against Fort Myers (Twins).