- Perhaps Trevor Bauer needs to spend more time working on his command and less time rapping. The Indians right-hander got roughed up on Wednesday, allowing seven runs in 4 2/3 innings, thanks to four walks and four home runs. Reds speedster Billy Hamilton stole two more bases in the game, giving him 29 on the season, despite not being on base nearly as often as he was last season.
- Nick Castellanos went 3-for-5 with a double and a home run as the Tigers top prospect begins to heat up, notes Jonathan Raymond of MiLB.com. Castellanos is hitting .367 with three home runs over his past 16 games.
- Recently promoted Mariners prospect Brad Miller went 3-for-7 with a double and a home run as his teammates put up a 25-spot on Wednesday, notes Raymond. Miller was moved up to Triple-A as a subsequent move to Nick Franklin's major league call-up.
- Xander Bogaerts have the breakout power performance that we've been expecting from the Red Sox shortstop all season, blasting two home runs on Wednesday to give him four on the season. The offense came in support of Anthony Ranaudo who threw seven innings of one-hit ball and struck out eight in the win. Both of Bogaerts home runs came off of Blue Jays 2012 first-rounder Marcus Stroman, who allowed eight runs (seven earned) in just an inning of work. It was Stroman's first loss after two solid outings to begin his professional career.
- Dodgers lefty Chris Reed out-pitched Diamondbacks righty Archie Bradley in a 1-0 victory, notes Brandon Simes of MilB.com. Bradley was good, allowing just one run over eight innings, but he was bested by Reed, who tossed seven scoreless frames of his own.
- Angel Villalona hit his 12th home run of the season and his third in the past two nights. The Giants first base prospect is still hitting just .235 on the season, but is hitting .342 over his past nine contests.
- Twins second baseman Eddie Rosario hit his fourth home run of the season as part of a 3-for-5 night on Wednesday. He is now hitting .324/.365/.503 on the season.
- Shawn Morimando was strong again, tossing six shutout innings while striking out eight. He got plenty of support from his fellow Indians prospect Francisco Lindor, who reached base three times including a double.