Daily Farm Round-Up: 5-13-14
Every team in the Padres organization won tonight. The Storm won in Padre-like fashion; the 66ers had over three times as many hits as they did, but the Storm still scored the 1 run victory.
Hitting Prospect of the Day: Jake Lemmerman
Pitching Prospect of the Day: Zach Eflin
El Paso Chihuahuas 6, Albuquerque Isotopes 3
Jace Peterson – 2B: 1-3, 2RBI, 2BB
Brooks Conrad – 3B: 1-5, 2K
Tommy Medica – LF: 0-5, K
Jeff Francoeur – RF: 3-4, 2B, Run scored
Tyler Greene – SS: 2-4, 2K, Run scored
Alex Castellanos – CF: 1-3, 2B, 2RBI, Run scored
Billy Buckner – SP: 5.2 IP, 3H, ER, 3BB, 4K (W, 3-1)
Notes: After a slow start with the Chihuahuas, Jace Peterson has picked up the pace over the past couple of days as he has raised average to .278 and drove in his first 4 runs in a Chihuahua uniform. Jeff Francoeur hasn’t hit particularly well so far this year, but he’s hit safely in 8 of his last 10 games, boasting a .324 average over that time.
San Antonio Missions 7, Corpus Christi Hooks 4
Casey McElroy – 2B: 1-4, Run scored
Adam Buschini – LF: 0-4, K
Rymer Liriano – CF: 1-3, BB, K, Run scored
Jason Hagerty – C: 1-3, BB, K, Run scored
Austin Hedges – DH: 1-3, 2B, RBI, BB, Run scored
Jake Lemmerman – 3B: 2-4, 2B, GS(1), 4RBI, 2 Run scored
Lee Orr – 1B: 2-4, HR(5), 2RBI, K, Run scored
Tim Sexton – SP: 5.0 IP, 4H, 0ER, 2BB, 5K (W, 1-0)
Notes: Jake Lemmerman hit his 2nd grand slam of the year (the first was with the Chihuahuas) and his first home run with the Missions. Austin Hedges has hit safely in 9 of his last 10 games raising his average to a solid .274. Lee Orr has homered twice over his last 3 days raising his home run total to 5.
Lake Elsinore Storm 4, Inland Empire 66ers 3
Alberth Martinez – CF: 1-6, RBI, K
Benji Gonzales – 2B: 0-3, 3BB
Jeremy Baltz – LF: 0-3, RBI, 2BB, 2K
Hunter Renfroe – RF: 1-6, K
Diego Goris – SS: 0-5, K
John Nester – C: 2-4, 2B, HR(1), RBI, BB, K, 2 Runs scored
Zach Eflin – SP: 5.0 IP, 5H, ER, 0BB, 4K
Notes: Despite being outhit 14-4 the Storm managed to pull off the 4-3 victory in 12 innings. The Storm benefitted from another strong start from right hander Zach Eflin who threw his 6th start this year in which he allowed 1 run or less.
Fort Wayne TinCaps 7, Lake County Captains 0
Ronnie Richardson – LF: 1-2, 2 Runs scored
Mallex Smith – CF: 2-4, Run scored
Dustin Peterson – 3B, 1-4, 2B, 2RBI, Run scored
Dane Phillips – DH: 1-4, 3B, RBI, K, Run scored
Jake Bauers – 1B: 0-2, RBI
Josh VanMeter – 2B: 1-3, HR(1), 2RBI, K, Run scored
Kyle Lloyd – SP: 4.0 IP, 4H, 0ER, 0BB, 5K
Notes: Mallex Smith has hit safely in 9 of his last 10 games. Smith is hitting .405 over that span and has raised his average to .279. Josh VanMeter has had a trying season so far. VanMeter is hitting .216 over 125 AB’s, but after hitting his first home run of the season tonight he could start to get hot.