Short-Season Dish: Salberg Leaves ‘Em Hitless


Prospect of the Day

At 24, he is more advanced than most players in the New-York Penn League, but Chris Salberg’s (Orioles) outing on Wednesday night deserves recognition, regardless of age. Salberg drew the start for Aberdeen against Hudson Valley on Wednesday night and delivered six innings of no-hit ball. Salberg allowed only two base runners in the six innings when he surrendered walks, but otherwise dominated the Renegades. Salberg, making his first start in the New York-Penn league since being demoted from Delmarva, struck out seven.

Prospect Nuggets

Yesterday’s prospect of the day Sawyer Carroll (Padres) continued his torrid start with a 3-for-6 night in Eugene’s 9-4 win over Boise. Carroll scored twice in the win…After going hitless on opening night, Josh Vitters (Cubs) had two hits and a pair of RBIs in Eugene’s loss Wednesday night. The Hawks third baseman did strike out for the third time in two games. ..Cubs ’05 first rounder Mark Pawelek (Cubs) struggled in his 2008 debut on the mound. The lefthander only gave up one hit over two innings, but his problem was with control. Pawelek walked three, leading to two earned runs…With his former Kentucky Wildcat teammate  tearing up the Pioneer League, Collin Cowgill (Diamondbacks) got his first pro hit last night. Cowgill’s three RBI sparked Yakima’s offensive attack in a 6-2 win over Salem-Kizer…Brooklyn Cyclone Eric Campbell (Mets) picked up his first professional hits in last night’s win over Staten Island. The former Boston College Eagle third baseman went 2-for-4 with an RBI in the victory…Last summer was a breakout season for righthander Luke Greinke (Yankees) in the Valley League, but his pro debut wasn’t so impressive Wednesday night. The brother of Kansas City Royal Zach Greinke, Luke surrendered three hits, two walks and three runs in only two innings of work. Greinke’s shaky outing gave him his first loss as a professional since being drafted in the 12th round by the Yankees earlier in the month …Blue Jays first round pick David Cooper had his first multi hit game for Auburn last night, going 2-for-4 with an RBI in the Doubleday’s 6-1 win over Batavia…Former UNC Tar Heel Luke Putkonen (Tigers) picked up his first win of 2008 on Wednesday. Putkonen scattered three Vermont hits over five innings while striking out five and only walking one in Oneonta’s 8-1 rout…Lonnie Chisenhall (Indians) went 1-for-5 for Mahoning Valley while committing an error at shortstop. Chisenhall, who is expected to be shifted to third base this fall, is playing shortstop for Mahoning Valley because it is where is most comfortable, right now.

What To Watch For Today

After yesterday’s game was postponed due to rain, the State College Spikes and Jamestown Jammers hope to return to action tonight at Medlar Field.