Daily Farm Round-Up: 7-11-14
It was a pretty sad night around the farm offensively as no team scored more than 3 runs. The Storm were the only farm team to earn a victory thanks to a strong start from Zach Eflin.
Hitting Prospect of the Day: Nick Torres
Pitching Prospect of the Day: Zach Eflin
El Paso Chihuahuas 2, Salt Lake Bees 4
Reymond Fuentes – LF: 2-4, 2B, BB, K, Run scored
Jace Peterson – 2B: 0-4, BB, 3K
Chris Nelson – 3B: 1-4, RBI, K
Jeff Francoeur – RF: 2-4, Run scored
Cody Decker – 1B: 1-3, 2B, BB, 2K
Rico Noel – CF: 1-3, 2B, BB, K
Jason Lane – SP: 7.0 IP, 10H, 4ER, 3BB, 2K, HR Allowed
Notes: Reymond Fuentes has been swinging a hot bat as of late. Fuentes is currently riding a 6 game hitting streak and has his safely in 8 of his last 9 games. Over his last 10 games, Fuentes is hitting .343 with 1 home run and 4 RBI’s. Jeff Francoeur has been just as good recently; over his last 10 games he’s hitting .375 with 7 RBI’s.
San Antonio Missions 2, Midland RockHounds 3
Cory Spangenberg – CF: 2-5, 3B, K, Run scored
Casey McElroy – 3B: 2-3, 2RBI, BB, K
Rymer Liriano – CF: 1-5, K
Hunter Renfroe – LF: 2-5
Robert Kral – C: 1-3, 2BB
Brian Bixler – SS: 1-4, K, Run scored
Bryce Morrow – SP: 7.0 IP, 4H, 1ER, 2BB, 2K
Notes: After a slow start with the Missions, Hunter Renfroe has been heating up at the plate recently. Renfroe has hit safely in 6 of his last 7 games; he has 2 home runs and 6 RBI’s over that span. Rymer Liriano struggles continue as he struck out for the 12th time in 10 games tonight. Liriano is hitting just .176 over 9 games in July after hitting .235 in June.
Lake Elsinore Storm 3, High Desert Mavericks 1
Mallex Smith – DH: 0-5, K, Run scored
Benji Gonzalez – 2B: 1-3
Diego Goris – SS: 1-4, RBI, K
Dane Phillips – C: 1-3, BB, Run scored
Gabriel Quintana – 3B: 1-4, K, Run scored
Luis Domoromo – 1B: 1-4, 2B, K
Zach Eflin – SP: 6.0 IP, 8H, 1ER, 1BB, 5K (W, 8-5)
Notes: Despite going 1-for-10 with RISP, the Storm managed to pull off the 3-1 victory due in large part to the strong start from Zach Eflin. Eflin has now tossed 2 straight quality starts and is 3-0 with a 1.59 ERA over 3 July starts. On the year, Eflin is 8-5 with a solid 3.62 ERA over 102.0 innings pitched.
Fort Wayne TinCaps 2, South Bend Silver Hawks 9
Josh VanMeter – SS: 0-3, BB, Run scored
Dustin Peterson – DH: 2-4
Fernando Perez – 2B: 0-4
Franmil Reyes – RF: 1-4, K, Run scored
Jake Bauers – 1B: 1-4, 2B, RBI, K
Edwin Moreno – CF: 1-3
Cody Hebner – SP: 3.0 IP, 6H, 5R, 3ER, 0BB, 5K (L, 0-1)
Notes: For the 3rd straight game, Dustin Peterson has smacked 2 hits. Peterson is hitting .341 over his last 10 games, but he only has 1 RBI over that span. Jake Bauers’ bat is starting to heat back up; Bauers is only hitting. 189 over his last 10 games, but he’s hit safely in 5 of his last 6 games.
Eugene Emeralds 3, Boise Hawks 5
Trae Turner – SS: 3-5, 2K
Jalen Goree – 2B: 0-5, 2K
Franchy Cordero – SS: 1-3, RBI, BB
Marcus Davis – 1B: 0-3, K
Jose Carlos Urena – LF: 0-4, 3K
Nick Torres – RF: 2-4, 2B, HR(1), RBI, 2 Runs scored
Michael Kelly – SP: 5.0 IP, 3H, 1ER, 3BB, 4K
Notes: Nick Torres hit his first professional home run in this game; he also enjoyed his first multi-hit game with the Emeralds. Trae Turner has hit safely in 3 straight games after going the previous 5 games without a hit. Turner’s bat has been sub-par so far this year, but the speed has been as advertised as he already has 8 stolen bases.
AZL Padres 3, AZL Indians 4
Ruddy Giron – SS: 2-5, 2B, 2K, Run scored
Jordan Paroubeck – LF: 2-5, 2B, RBI
Michael Gettys – CF: 0-4, 3K
John Nester – C: 1-4, 2B, 2K
Mason Smith – RF: 1-3, BB, K
Luis Urias – 2B: 0-3, BB, Run scored
Max Fried – SP: 2.0 IP, 4H, 2ER, 2BB, 4K
Notes: Jordan Paroubeck returned to the lineup and promptly delivered with 2 base hits as he raised his average to .385 with the AZL Padres. Max Fried made his 2nd rehab start, and while he allowed 4 hits and 2 runs, he also struck out 4 over 2 innings.