Short-Season Dish: Hernandez shutting down Northwest League

Prospect Of The Day

Vancouver lefthander Carlos Hernandez (Athletics) has dominated the Northwest League in his first seven starts this season. Though he sports just a 1-0 record (including another no-decision yesterday), Hernandez has a 1.82 ERA in 39 2/3 innings to lead the league. Hernandez went seven shutout innings on Monday and allowed three hits, walked none and struck out five.

Prospect Nuggets

After a rough start to the season in the South Atlantic League, Vermont righthander Brad Peacock (Nationals) has salvaged something of the season in the New York-Penn League. Peacock threw seven innings and allowed an unearned run on four hits, walked none and struck out four. . . Mike Loree (Giants) has allowed six runs in nine innings since his stretch of three games where he was perfect for at least six innings. He allowed three runs on seven hits in four innings on Monday, but he has still walked just one (intentional) in 38 innings this season. . . Tri-City’s Phil Disher (Astros) went 2-for-5 and hit his seventh home run of the season. The first baseman leads the New York-Penn League in OPS at 1.022. . . Ernie Banks (Marlins) went 2-for-5 and hit his fourth home run. The Jamestown first baseman leads the New York-Penn League with 30 RBIs. . . Yakima lefthander Patrick McAnaney (Diamondbacks) suffered his first loss of the season when he allowed his second earned run. McAnaney went four innings allowed one run, but walked an uncharacteristic three.

What To Watch For Today

Righthander Joel Carreno (Blue Jays) takes the mound when Auburn faces Tri-City.