With Adam Lind and Curtis Thigpen back in the minors, AAA finally got interesting again as there aren't any exciting prospects in the high levels right now. Otherwise same old same old, just click read more to read the results.
Pawtucket 9, Syracuse 5
Both Lind and Thigpen made successful returns, as Thigpen went 2-4 with a double and Adam Lind with 2-3 with 2 walks and gets Jay of the game honors. Brandon League was solid with his third straight shutout outing going an inning with a hit. A few more of these and he'll be knocking on the door for a job. Josh Banks was doing good until the 4th inning came around as he let 4 runs cross the plate and 2 via a home run.
New Hampshire 4, Trenton 6
Ryan Patterson mustered half of the F-cats hits by going 3 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI and is the Jay of the game. Ricky Romero let 3 runs score in 5 innings. Romero had 5 walks in the game...but he did have 9 strikeouts. He has a lot of work to do.
Dunedin 6, Vero Beach 4
AJ Wideman who I included as part of my top 20 prospects (maybe to some disagreement of others) was pitching great until he hit the 6th inning. Going in he gave up 1 run in 5 innings with just 3 hits given up but allowed 4 hits in a row in the 6th with no outs and got pulled. His line looks uglier then how he pitched though. Cory Patton was 3-4 with a double and Jacob Butler was 2 for 4 with a solo home run to share of Jays of the game.
Lansing 8, Wisconsin 1
Travis Snider is still serving his suspension so we have to find other prospects to talk about. Look no other then favorite Scott Campbell who is arguably the second best hitter on the Lansing roster. He was 2-3 with a walk and 3 runs and has a OBP over .400 now. If only he could add some power. Nathan Starner was brilliant in 6 innings and had 9 Ks and just 1 ER given up easily taking the JOG honor. Starner is a 23-year old strike out machine and had a 15.2 K/9 last season but had a BB/9 close to 6. Starner has lowered his BB rate to 2 while keep his K rate at 9.7 per 9 innings. These are great peripherals his only problem is he gets hit way too much but his BABIP is .397 so you can say he's VERY unlucky and that moving forward Starner is a guy to watch.
Staten Island 9, Auburn 5
I don't like talking about losses but Victor Sanata was 2-3 with a home run. Also adding two hits was Manny Rodriguez and Benjamin Zeskind.
GCL Jays 3, GCL Yankees 1
Brad Cuthbertson pitched 5 innings of shutout ball with 5KS to earn the JOG. Kevin Ahrens was 1-3 with a walk.