Daily Farm Round-Up: 4-13-14
All 3 games on the farm were close today. The Storm were the only team to receive a victory, and they did so due to a masterful start from Joe Ross. Cory Spangenberg and Austin Hedges both had 2 hits in the Missions’ 4-3 loss while Cody Decker had a big offensive day for the Chihuahuas.
Hitting Prospect of the Day: Cody Decker
Pitching Prospect of the Day: Joe Ross
El Paso Chihuahuas 4, Reno Aces 6
Rico Noel – CF: 0-3, BB, K
Brooks Conrad – 2B: 2-4, Run scored
Alex Castellanos – LF: 1-3, BB, 2K, 2 Runs scored
Jeff Francoeur – RF: 0-3, K
Cody Decker – 1B: 3-4, 3B, HR(2), 3RBI, K, Run scored
Alberto Gonzales – 3B: 1-4, 2K
Brandon Kloess – SP: 5.0 IP, 6H, 4ER, 3BB, K
Notes: Cody Decker had an outstanding day at the plate as he came just a double shy of the cycle. Decker had been struggling through a slow start to the season; prior to today’s game he only had 1 RBI. Hopefully this game is a sign of things to come for him.
San Antonio Missions 3, Tulsa Drillers 4
Travis Jankowski – CF: 0-4
Cory Spangenberg – 2B: 2-4, 2B, Run scored
Jace Peterson – SS: 1-3, BB, Run scored
Rymer Liriano – LF: 1-4, 2B, RBI, Run scored
Austin Hedges – C: 2-4, 2B, 2RBI
Yeison Asencio – RF: 1-4, 2B, K
James Needy – SP: 4.2 IP, 7H, 4ER, 2BB, 3K (L, 0-1)
Notes: Cory Spangenberg has hit safely in 9 of his first 10 games this season. Spangenberg boasts a strong .317 average with a double, a triple, and 4 RBI’s. Austin Hedges enjoyed his first multi-hit game since April 3rd. Hedges has driven in 3 runs over his last 3 games and is hitting .250 over his first 32 AB’s.
Lake Elsinore Storm 3, Lancaster JetHawks 2
Alberth Martinez – CF: 2-5, Run scored
Reynaldo Bruguera – SS: 0-5, RBI, K
Hunter Renfroe – RF: 0-2, 3BB
Gabriel Quintana – 3B: 2-5, 2K
Luis Domoromo – LF: 0-4, 2K
Corey Adamson – DH: 2-4, K, Run scored
Joe Ross – SP: 5.0 IP, 4H, 0R, 1BB, 6K
Chris Nunn – RP: 1.0 IP, H, 0R, 0BB, K (W, 1-1)
Notes: It was a good day for the Ross family; Tyson got the victory against Detroit while Joe pitched 5 outstanding innings against the JetHawks. This was Joe’s second straight scoreless start; Ross has now thrown 12 straight scoreless innings and has lowered his ERA to 2.25.
Fort Wayne TinCaps: DNP (Rain)