Daily Farm Round-Up: 5-14-14
The Storm and the TinCaps pulled off close victories tonight while the Missions lost a 1-run game in 13 innings to the Hooks. Casey Kelly had a fine performance in his 1st start in a Missions uniform this year.
Hitting Prospect of the Day: Rymer Liriano
Pitching Prospect of the Day: Casey Kelly
El Paso Chihuahuas: DNP
San Antonio Missions 6, Corpus Christi Hooks 7
Reymond Fuentes – CF: 2-6, K
Casey McElroy – 2B: 1-6, 2B, K, Run scored
Rymer Liriano – RF: 3-6, 2 HR(9), 3RBI, 2K, 2 Runs scored
Jason Hagerty – DH: 0-3, 2BB, K, Run scored
Austin Hedges – C: 2-5, HR(2), 2RBI, BB, K, Run scored
Yeison Asencio – LF: 0-5, K
Casey Kelly – SP: 6.0 IP, 7H, 3R, 1ER, 1BB, 2K
Notes: Stay hot, Rymer Liriano! Liriano’s two home runs tonight vaulted him to number 1 in the Texas League in home runs with 9. The 9 home runs are tied with Kyle Blanks to lead the Padres organization. Liriano’s stick isn’t the only hot one; Austin Hedges hit his second home run of the year and is hitting .405 over his last 10 games. Hedges has raised his average to a very respectable .279 with 2 home runs and 15 RBI. Casey Kelly pitched in his 3rd rehab start and did very well as he tossed a quality start. There’s not a lot of room on the Padres for Kelly right now, but if he continues to pitch well, the Padres could have a very good problem on their hands.
Lake Elsinore Storm 5, Inland Empire 66ers 2
Alberth Martinez – CF: 0-5, 2K
Benji Gonzales – 2B: 2-5, Run scored
Jeremy Baltz – LF: 0-3, BB, K, 2 Runs scored
Hunter Renfroe – RF: 1-2, Run scored
Diego Goris – SS: 2-4, RBI, K, Run scored
Gabriel Quintana – 3B: 2-4, 2B, 3 RBI, 2K
Colin Rea – SP: 5.0 IP, 3H, ER, 0BB, 7K (W, 4-1)
Notes: Colin Rea has gone at least 5 innings with 2 or less runs allowed in 5 of his last 6 starts. Following his impressive start tonight, Rea lowered his ERA to 3.79. Hunter Renfroe is now riding a 6 game hitting streak and has hit safely in 8 of his last 9 games.
Fort Wayne TinCaps 8, Lake County Captains 6
Mallex Smith – CF: 1-4, BB, 2K, Run scored
Dustin Peterson – 3B: 2-4, 2B, BB, 2 Runs scored
Fernando Perez – 2B: 2-5, Run scored
Franmil Reyes – RF: 2-3, RBI, BB, Run scored
Dane Phillips – DH: 2-4, RBI, Run scored
Jake Bauers – 1B: 1-3, 2B, 2RBI, BB, 2 Runs scored
Coby Cowgill – SP: 2.0 IP, 3H, 4ER, 6BB, 2K
Tayron Guerrero – RP: 2.0 IP, H, 0ER, 0BB, 4K (W, 3-0)
Notes: Tayron Guerrero continues to pitch well with the TinCaps. His outing tonight lowered his ERA to 1.31 over 20.2 innings pitched. He has 28 strikeouts over that span. Dane Phillips has hit safely in 7 of his last 8 games, and is hitting .311 on the year. Phillips is repeating the Low-A level with Fort Wayne; he hit .281 over 224 AB’s with Fort Wayne last year.