Rookie Dish: Carter Whiffs Seven In Tough Loss

Prospect Of The Day

Despite not allowing a hit over five innings, Great Falls starter Dexter Carter (White Sox) didn’t get a decision in the Voyagers’ seven-inning, 4-1 loss to Billings (Reds) in the second game of a double header. Carter struck out seven hitters, but spotty command led to three walks and an unearned run. The 6-foot-6 righthander out of Old Dominion was the White Sox’ 13th-round pick and is 6-1, 2.23 with 89 strikeouts and 25 walks over 68 2/3 innings on the season.

Prospect Nuggets

Billings left fielder Tony Brown (Reds) hit his 12th home run of the season in the first game against Great Falls (White Sox). . . Odgen second baseman Tony Delmonico has been on fire. Yesterday he hit his third home run in as many games and has six bombs in his last eight games, giving him 11 on the season and a line of .336/.437/.724 over 134 at-bats. . . Missoula starter Trevor Harden (Diamondbacks) threw five shutout innings, giving up two hits and striking out five for his first win of the season. Over 42 1/3 innings, the 14th-round pick out of New Mexico Junior College has 64 strikeouts, 11 walks and an ERA of 1.91. . . Orem’s Will Smith (Angels) struck out nine Raptors (Dodgers) over five innings of work. The nine strikeouts match a career high, but he gave up three runs on five hits and Orem lost, 5-3.

What To Watch For Today

Lefthander Buddy Boshers (Angels) takes the mound for Orem as they face the second-place Ogden Raptors (Dodgers). Boshers, the Angels’ fourth-round draft pick, is 5-0, 2.76 with 37 strikeouts and 21 walks over 45 2/3 innings this season.