Daily Farm Round-Up: 4-15-14
The Storm and the TinCaps were victorious due to strong offensive performances from Hunter Renfroe and Fernando Perez, respectively. The Missions were shutout while Keyvius Sampson put the Chihuahuas in a hole they couldn’t climb out of.
Hitting Prospect of the Day: Fernando Perez
Pitching Prospect of the Day: Josh Geer
El Paso Chihuahuas 6, Albuquerque Isotopes 11
Reymond Fuentes – LF: 0-4, RBI, BB, Run scored
Cameron Maybin – CF: 0-4
Kyle Blanks – 1B: 0-4, Run scored
Jeff Francoeur – RF: 1-5, 2B, 2K
Brooks Conrad – 2B: 2-4, 2RBI, K, Run scored
Alex Castellanos – 3B: 2-4, 2B, 2RBI, K, Run scored
Keyvius Sampson – SP: 3.1 IP, 7H, 9ER, 5BB, 3K, 3 HR Allowed (L, 0-2)
Notes: Keyvius Sampson endured a terrible start as he allowed 3 home runs, and 9 earned runs over less than 4 innings. His ERA skyrocketed up to 7.71. Cameron Maybin is now hitless over his last 10 AB’s. Maybin is hitting .083 over his first 4 games during his rehab assignment.
San Antonio Missions 0, Tulsa Drillers 2
Travis Jankowski – CF: 1-4, K
Cory Spangenberg – 2B: 0-4, 2K
Jace Peterson – SS: 2-4, K
Rymer Liriano – LF: 1-3, BB, K
Robert Kral – C: 0-3, BB, K
Kyle Gaedele – RF: 0-2, BB, 2K
Josh Geer – SP: 6.0 IP, 5H, 2ER, 0BB, 4K (L, 0-2)
Notes: Jace Peterson continued his sizzling start to the season with another multi-hit night. Peterson raised his average to .391 while his triple slash stands at .481/.522/1.003. Not only is Peterson hitting for a high average, but he has shown excellent plate discipline as he has 8 walks and only 5 strikeouts on the year. Starting pitcher Josh Geer tossed a quality start and deserved the win, but the lack of offense handed him a tough a luck loss.
Lake Elsinore Storm 6, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 3
Alberth Martinez – CF: 2-5, 2RBI, Run scored
Stephen Carmon – SS: 1-5, 3B, RBI, 2K, Run scored
Hunter Renfroe – RF: 1-5, HR(4), 2RBI, 2K, Run scored
Gabriel Quintana – 3B: 1-4, RBI
Corey Adamson – DH: 1-4, K
John Nester – C: 2-3, 2B, BB, K, Run scored
Colin Rea – SP: 5.0 IP, 5H, 2ER, 3BB, 4K (W, 1-0)
Notes: Hunter Renfroe has now homered in back-to-back games. Renfroe has driven in 6 runs over his last 2 games; his average is just .235, but he has driven in 11 runs over the 13 games he’s played. Colin Rea secured his first victory, tonight’s start was easily his best of the year.
Fort Wayne TinCaps 13, Burlington Bees 3
Mallex Smith – CF: 1-4, BB, Run scored
Josh VanMeter – SS: 0-3, 2BB, K, Run scored
Dustin Peterson – 3B: 0-3, 2BB, K, 2 Runs scored
Franmil Reyes – RF: 3-4, 2 2B, 2RBI, BB, K, 3 Runs scored
Fernando Perez – 2B: 2-4, HR(1), 5RBI, K, 2 Runs scored
Ryan Miller – C: 3-4, 2B, 2RBI, K, Run scored
Walker Weickel – SP: 5.0 IP, 4H, 2ER, 3BB, 4K (W, 1-2)
Notes: The TinCaps, led by Fernando Perez, dominated at the plate in tonight’s game. Perez came into this game with 4 RBI’s and left this game with 9 RBI’s. Walker Weickel enjoyed his first successful start of the season. It wasn’t perfect – he did allow 7 base runners over 5 innings with 2 runs scored – but Weickel earned his first of hopefully many victories of the season.