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By Scott Barancik/Jewish Baseball News

Here are highlights for minor-league games played from April 14-16, 2013:

  • Los Angeles Angels prospect Zach Borenstein is on a power trip. The 22-year-old first baseman hit a HR on Monday (box score) and two more on Tuesday (box score) for a combined five RBIs. Unfortunately, his latter two HRs came against Jewish pitcher Jon Moscot, a 21-year-old Cincinnati Reds prospect. Borenstein plays for the Inland Empire 66ers (A-advanced).
  • Robbie Widlansky, another Los Angeles Angels prospect, went a combined 5-for-8 on Monday and Tuesday with a HR, double, two walks, and 4 RBIs. A 28-year-old outfielder, Widlansky plays for the Arkansas Travelers (AA).
  • Ben Guez went 2-for-3 on Monday with a bases-clearing double, a single, and a walk (box score). Guez plays for the Toledo Mud Hens (AAA) and was the team’s Most Valuable Player in 2012.
  • Washington Nationals prospect Danny Rosenbaum pitched masterfully Monday, giving up one run on 2 hits and no walks over 6 innings and inducing 15 groundouts (box score). Rosenbaum has a 0.82 ERA after two starts this season and has held opponents to a .162 batting average. He plays for the Syracuse Chiefs (AAA).
  • New York Yankees prospect Jeremy Bleich pitched 4 scoreless innings Tuesday to maintain his perfect 0.00 ERA (box score). A 25-year-old reliever with the Trenton Thunder (AA), Bleich has given up 8 hits and no earned runs over 12 innings this season while holding opposing teams to a .195 batting average.
  • Houston Astros prospect Josh Zeid lowered his ERA to 1.80. After giving up his only earned run of the season Sunday, the 6-foot-4-inch reliever returned to form Monday with a scoreless one-inning performance (box score). Zeid plays for the Oklahoma City RedHawks (AAA).
  • Seattle Mariners prospect David Colvin pitched 2 scoreless innings Tuesday to lower his ERA to 2.00, giving up 2 hits while striking out 4 of the eight batters he faced. Colvin plays for the High Desert Mavericks (A-advanced).
  • St. Louis Cardinals prospect Corey Baker pitched a combined 3 scoreless innings on Monday and Tuesday, giving up only one hit and no walks while striking out five. Baker, who plays for the Peoria Chiefs (A), has a 0.00 ERA after five games.
  • Justin Schumer‘s first appearance of the season was a success. The San Francisco Giants prospect pitched 3 scoreless innings in a relief role Monday (box score), giving up a hit and a walk while striking out two. Schumer plays for the Augusta GreenJackets (A).

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