High A Dish: Detwiler, Robertson Stifle Hitters

The California League had yesterday off.

Carolina League

Prospect Of The Day

Potomac (Nationals) lefthander Ross Detwiler has had his share of ups and downs so far this season. He hasn’t lasted more than six innings yet, but he still has slightly more than a strikeout per inning. Had he pitched one more inning last night, he would have gotten a win, but his line is impressive nonetheless, so we’ll toss him today’s honors.

Despite giving up four walks in four innings, Detwiler allowed just one hit, no runs and struck out a career-best nine batters. You would like to see a little more control, but anyone will take that whiff total any day.

Prospect Nuggets

Matt Wieters was 2-for-3 with a couple of singles and runs scored in Frederick’s (Orioles) 8-3 win over Winston-Salem (White Sox)…Daniel Moskos took the loss for Lynchburg (Pirates) in a tough outing against Salem (Astros). The lefthander lasted 1 2/3 innings, allowing three runs on two hits and two walks. The two hits were a double and home run…Chris Marrero had his third straight two-hit game for Potomac, going 2-for-3 with a home run and two runs scored.

What To Watch For Today

A couple of  college righthanders drafted in 2007 will face off with Winston-Salem righthander John Ely (1-4, 3.72) taking the hill against Frederick righty Jake Arrieta (4-0, 1.74) tonight.

Florida State League

Lefthander Tyler Robertson shut down the Jupiter (Marlins) offense last night in a Fort Myers (Twins) 5-0 win. Robertson allowed just three hits and three walks over seven innings while striking out four. Of the 17 other outs Robertson recorded, 13 were groundouts and four were fly outs. Robertson is now 2-2, 3.04.

Prospect Nuggets

Rightander Jeff Allison was Robertson’s opponent and he wasn’t as fortunate, allowing five runs on eight hits over six innings. He walked five and struck out two…Catcher J.P. Arencibia was 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI in Dunedin’s (Blue Jays) 7-4 loss to St. Lucie (Mets). Gustavo Chacin is still rehabbing there and took the loss, allowing five runs on five hits and one walk…Juan Francisco was 2-for-4 with his 14th double of the year for Sarasota (Reds).

What To Watch For Today

Brevard County (Brewers) Righthander Jeremy Jeffress makes his second start against Sarasota looking to bounce back from a tough season debut.