Friday was a pretty boring day for Dodger prospects, although Ethan Martin, Kenley Jansen, and Jerry Sands all had solid performances. Based on what I’ve seen so far this season, it would appear that all three of these players are in line for promotions at some point during 2010. I’m not exactly sure when these promotions will happen, but if I were a betting man, I’d say that Jansen will be in AA by May, Sands will be in HiA or AA by June, and Martin will be in AA by August. What do you think?
AAA – Postponed
AA – Jesus Castillo was magnificent for the Lookouts, pitching 7 shutout innings and allowing just 3 hits. He only struck out two batters over those 7 innings, and only had 9 K’s in 17+ innings this season, but hey, I’m not complaining because his ERA is just 1.56. I still don’t consider Castillo much of a prospect, but I must admit that he has had a good start to his season. Offensively, Jaime Pedroza led the charge by going 4 for 4, and is quietly hitting .342 for the season. Anthony Hatch went 2 for 4 with a homer, and Dee Gordon had a triple in 5 at bats. Lambo finally had his hitting streak stopped as he went 0 for 3.
High A - The 66ers were held hitless through 6 innings, and Pedro Baez’s single in the 7th inning was actually the only Inland Empire hit in the game. Not to be outdone, however, were Ethan Martin and Kenley Jansen, who combined for 8 shutout innings of their own, while allowing just 3 hits and striking out 10. Martin pitched another great game, and had 7 K’s in 6 innings. For the season, batters are hitting just .195 against Martin. Jansen had 3 K’s in 2 innings, and even though he had two walks, it was still another impressive performance. Sadly, Paul Koss allowed 2 hits and 2 walks in the bottom of the 9th, which allowed the only run of the game to score.
A – Even though the Loons outhit their opponent 10 to 5, they still lost Friday’s game by a score of 2 to 1. Josh Wall got the start for Great Lakes, and fared relatively well, allowing 3 hits and 2 runs over 5 innings of work. Jordan Roberts relieved Wall in the 6th, and actually pitched 4 shutout innings, lowering his season ERA to 1.42. By now it is very easy to guess the Loons’ offensive player of the game. Obviously it was Jerry Sands, who went 3 for 4 with a double. The only other Loon with more than 1 hit was Gorman “Gruff” Erickson, who went 2 for 4 and also doubled in the game.