Daily Farm Round-Up: 7-17-14
The Storm and the TinCaps both had strong offensive games thanks to Mallex Smith and Adolfo Reina, respectively. The rest of the farm all played in close games.
Hitting Prospect of the Day: Mallex Smith/Adolfo Reina
Pitching Prospect of the Day: Zach Eflin
El Paso Chihuahuas 7, Fresno Grizzlies 6
Reymond Fuentes – CF: 2-4, 2B, BB, K, 2 Runs scored
Jonathan Galvez – LF: 3-5, 2B, HR(8), 4RBI, K, 2 Runs scored
Tyler Greene – 2B: 1-2, RBI, 2BB, K, Run scored
Jeff Francoeur – RF: 1-5, K
Cody Decker – 1B: 3-5, 2B, RBI, K
Alex Castellanos – 3B: 1-5, 2B, K, Run scored
Matt Wisler – SP: 5.2 IP, 8H, 6ER, 2BB, 5K, 2 HR Allowed
Notes: Matt Wisler endured his worst start since June 28th. Wisler has had an up and down season with the Chihuahuas. After posting a 4.63 ERA in the month of June, Wisler owns a 6.08 ERA over 3 starts in the month of July. Reymond Fuentes has been on fire; he has multiple hits in each of his last 5 games, and he is hitting .462 over his last 10 games with 1 home run and 6 RBI’s.
San Antonio Missions 5, Midland RockHounds 6
Cory Spangenberg – CF: 2-5, 2B, K, Run scored
Casey McElroy – 3B: 0-2, BB, 2 Runs scored
Jason Hagerty – DH: 1-2, 2B, RBI, 2BB, K, Run scored
Rymer Liriano – CF: 2-4, 2B, 2RBI, K, Run scored
Hunter Renfroe – LF: 1-3, 2RBI, BB
Austin Hedges – C: 1-4, K
Justin Hancock – SP: 4.1 IP, 7H, 4ER, 1BB, 6K, HR Allowed
Notes: Cory Spangenberg is now hitting .344 over 64 AB’s since returning to the Missions. Hunter Renfroe now has 9 RBI’s over his last 7 games. Renfroe has 3 home runs and 10 RBI’s over 58 AB’s with San Antonio. Austin Hedges showed off his great defense tonight as threw out the only runner who attempted to steal off of him.
Lake Elsinore Storm 9, Bakersfield Blaze 1
Mallex Smith – RF: 5-5, 2B, HR(2), RBI, 3 Runs scored
Benji Gonzalez – SS: 3-4, 2 2B, BB, 2 Runs scored
Diego Goris – DH: 3-5, 2B, 4RBI, 2 Runs scored
Gabriel Quintana – 3B: 1-5, RBI
Alberth Martinez – CF: 0-4, RBI, K
Jeremy Baltz – LF: 2-5, 2B, RBI, K, Run scored
Zach Eflin – SP: 6.0 IP, 7H, 1ER, 0BB, 4K (W, 9-5)
Notes: Zach Eflin has now tossed 3 straight quality starts. Over those 3 starts, Eflin has pitched 18 innings and has only allowed 2 runs while striking out 10. Mallex Smith enjoyed one of his best games as a professional tonight. Smith fell just a triple shy of the cycle and went a perfect 5-for-5 at the plate. Smith is hitting .319 with Lake Elsinore after hitting .295 with Fort Wayne.
Fort Wayne TinCaps 7, Quad Cities River Bandits 4
Trea Turner – SS: 2-4, 3B, BB, 2 Runs scored
Dustin Peterson – DH: 0-4, RBI, K, Run scored
Fernando Perez – 3B: 0-4, 2K
Jake Bauers – 1B: 2-5, 2B
Adolfo Reina – C: 3-5, 2 HR(6), 2RBI, 2 Runs scored
Ronnie Richardson – CF: 1-4, 2B, BB, Run scored
Jimmy Brasoban – SP: 5.0 IP, 5H, 3R, 1ER, 1BB, 3K (W, 1-4)
Notes: Trea Turner has now hit safely in his first 4 games as a TinCap; he’s collected multiple hits in each of his last 3 games. Jake Bauers is now hitting .282 over his last 10 games compared to just .232 in the month of July. Dustin Peterson drove in his 70th run of the year.
Eugene Emeralds 9, Vancouver Canadians 11
Auston Bousfield – CF: 1-5, K, Run scored
Felipe Blanco – SS: 1-1, BB, Run scored
Franchy Cordero – DH: 1-5, 2RBI, Run scored
Nick Torres – RF: 2-5, 2B, 2RBI, 2K, Run scored
Trae Santos – 1B: 1-2, RBI, BB, 2 Runs scored
Jose Carlos Urena – LF: 1-3, 2B, 2RBI, 2K, Run scored
Zechariah Lemond – SP: 3.0 IP, 4H, 2ER, 0BB, 1K
Notes: Zechariah Lemond made his first professional start tonight and didn’t fare to well. Over 4 appearances and 6.2 innings pitched with Eugene, Lemond owns an 8.10 ERA. Nick Torres is now on a 7 game hitting streak. Over his first 10 games as a professional, Torres is hitting .256 with 1 home run and 7 RBI’s.
AZL Padres 4, AZL Rangers 5
Ruddy Giron – SS: 0-4, 2K
Jordan Paroubeck – LF: 0-4, 4K
Alex Dickerson – RF: 0-2
Michael Gettys – CF: 2-4, HR(1), 2RBI, K, Run scored
Jonas Lantigua – 1B: 1-4, 2B, RBI, 2K
Ricardo Valenzuela – C: 1-3, HR(1), RBI, K, Run scored
Starling Ynfante – SP: 3.2 IP, 2H, 1R, 0ER, 2BB, 3K (L, 0-3)
Notes: Michael Gettys smacked his first professional home run in this game tonight. Gettys, the Padres’ 2nd round draft pick, is hitting .341 over his last 10 games, and .313 overall with the AZL Padres. After allowing 5 runs over 3 innings in his last start, Starling Ynfante rebounded and didn’t allow a single earned run through over 3 innings today.