Late start today means an abbreviated minor league report. Instead of game summaries, I will provide highlighted players from last night.
Up first is the continued rehab of P Ross Detwiler. Detwiler is impressive, period. Last night he pitched 7 shutout innings allowing 5 hits and striking out 7 batters. Overall, Detwiler has made 8 rehab starts in the system and has posted a 2-2 record with a 2.27 ERA. In 35.2 innings, Detwiler has struck out 33 batters. On his way to Washington soon?
Fellow rehabber Jordan Zimmerman threw 4 shutout innings, allowing just 2 hits and recording 4 strikeouts. He has made 4 rehab starts and has tossed 13 shutout innings. Over that span he has allowed 11 hits and recorded 13 strikeouts with NO walks. Impressive. You won’t see Zimmerman in Washington before mid-August as the Nationals will bring Zimmerman along slowly after Tommy John surgery. In the Potomac 2-0 win, Josh Johnson was 3 for 4 and improved to .321. Tyler Moore continues his tear, going 2 for 3 and pulling his average up to .220 after sitting sub-.200 most of the season. Over his last 7 games, Moore is 16 for 27 (.595). Michael Burgess hit his 10th home run and improved his average to .268.
Hagerstown lost in a 13-10 bash. Notable? 2009 draftee Jeff Kobernus hit his first home run and drove in 5 runs. Destin Hood and Sandy Leon each had 2 hits. Hood’s batting average is back up to .288.
In the Gulf Coast League, 20 year old Adrian Sanchez was 2 for 5 and improved his batting average to .390. Hector Tavares went 3 for 5 and improved his average to .348. 2010 draftee Jeremy Mayo hit his second home run and improved his average to .360