Short-Season Dish: Mariners’ Farmhands Help Everett Roll

Prospect Of The Day

Batavia righthander Lance Lynn (Cardinals) finally gave up an earned run, but we will still give him the nod as POTD. The supplemental first-rounder allowed just one run on three hits in four innings and struck out five.

Prospect Nuggets

Boise right fielder Kyler Burke (Cubs) has not performed since being obtained in the Michael Barrett trade last year. After floundering with low Class A Peoria, Burke found himself demoted to Boise in the Northwest League. Burke was 5-for-51 to start the season, but busted out by going 2-for-4 with a grand slam and six RBIs. . . A trio of Mariners prospects played a big role in Everett’s win over Yakima. Brett Lorin (Mariners) threw five innings and allowed two unearned runs. He struck out six, but walked four. Third baseman Nate Tenbrink (Mariners) and right fielder Dennis Raben (Mariners), hitting second and third respectively, could not be retired all day. Tenbrink went 2-for-2 with a double and his fourth homer. He also walked twice and stole his sixth base in six attempts. But Raben may be the most impressive of the three. The second-rounder from Miami (Fla.) went 2-for-2 with two walks and two RBI. He also had a double, his fifth in just four games on the season. It is hard to raise an .800 average, but Raben did just that, moving up to an .833/.882/1.500 clip through four games. . . Spokane’s Neil Ramirez (Rangers) tossed four shutout innings, giving up one hit. The righthander struck out four, but walked four. He has walked 14 in 22 innings this season.

What To Watch For

Both the New York-Penn League and the Northwest League have the day off.