Gamel, LaPorta Show Well

Current Huntsville third baseman Mat Gamel and former Milwaukee farmhands Matt LaPorta and Will Inman performed well in 2008 Futures All-Star game.

The Milwaukee farm system was well-represented in the Futures All-Star game Sunday at Yankee Stadium.

Current Huntsville hitting sensation Mat Gamel started at third base for the United States team, which lost 3-0 to the World squad, evening the series at 5-all.

The left-handed hitting Gamel batted third in the order, showing his good plate discipline by coaxing a two-out walk in the bottom of the first and working a one-out free pass in the fourth in his only two at-bats.

Meanwhile, former Stars teammate Matt LaPorta, recently traded to Cleveland in the Brewers' trade for CC Sabathia, started at first base. LaPorta grounded a single off the third baseman's glove and into left field for the USA's first hit with one out in the second. He then grounded a dribbler to the pitcher for the first out in the fifth and struck out swinging in the seventh to finish 1 for 3.

Another former Milwaukee draft pick, pitcher Will Inman, tossed a perfect fifth inning for the U.S. Inman was one of the three prospects that the Brewers sent to San Diego in the move for Scott Linebrink last season and is playing at Class AA San Antonio, where he's posted an 8-4 record and 3.02 ERA in 19 starting assignments this year.


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