Daily Farm Round-Up: 7-26-14
It was a great night down on the farm. The Missions were the only team that lost, but they were still treated to an excellent pitching performance from Joe Ross. The Chihuahuas and Storm won close games while the AZL Padres won a shootout.
Hitting Prospect of the Day: Carlos Belen
Pitching Prospect of the Day: Joe Ross
El Paso Chihuahuas 8, Fresno Grizzlies 7
Jace Peterson – 3B: 0-5, K
Everth Cabrera – SS: 2-4, BB, Run scored
Jedd Gyorko – 2B: 1-4, 2B, 2RBI, BB, K, 3 Runs scored
Rymer Liriano – RF: 2-5, K, Run scored
Jake Goebbert – 1B: 3-4, 2B, 3B, RBI, BB, K, 3 Runs scored
Jonathan Galvez – LF: 1-2, 2B, RBI, 2BB, K
Juan Pablo Oramas – SP: 5.1 IP, 5H, 5ER, 1BB, 6K, HR Allowed
Notes: Rymer Liriano enjoyed a multi-hit game for the 3rd time in 4 games with the Chihuahuas. Liriano, who is normally a slow starter when he reaches a new league, is hitting .500 over his first 4 games with the Chihuahuas. In his first game with the Chihuahuas since being sent down, Jake Goebbert fell a home run shy of the cycle.
San Antonio Missions 1, Frisco RoughRiders 2
Cory Spangenberg – CF: 1-4, K, Run scored
Casey McElroy – 2B: 0-4, 2K
Yeison Asencio – RF: 3-4
Hunter Renfroe – LF: 0-4, K
Alex Dickerson – DH: 2-4, 2B, K
Austin Hedges – C: 1-4, K
Joe Ross – SP: 7.0 IP, 6H, 1ER, 1BB, 8K, HR Allowed
Notes: Joe Ross dominated in his first start and second appearance with the Missions. Ross allowed 7 base runners and only 1 run over 7 innings while striking out 8; the 1 run came on a solo home run. Still, despite his effort, the Missions failed to win due to a lackluster offensive performance. Cory Spangenberg singled and extended his hitting streak to 12 games.
Lake Elsinore Storm 3, Bakersfield Blaze 1
Mallex Smith – CF: 2-4, 2 Runs scored
Jose Rondon – SS: 0-2, 2BB, K, Run scored
Benji Gonzalez – 2B: 2-3, 2RBI, BB
Gabriel Quintana – 3B: 1-3, RBI, K
Jeremy Baltz – DH: 0-4, K
Alberth Martinez – LF: 1-4,
Rafael De Paula – SP: 6.0 IP, 1H, 1ER, 2BB, 3K, HR Allowed
Notes: Rafael De Paula, who was acquired by the Padres from the Yankees for Chase Headley, tossed a quality start in his organizational debut. De Paula only allowed 1 hit: a solo shot in the 3rd inning. Mallex Smith is on a 5 game hitting streak; he smacked multiple hits in all 5 games. Smith is hitting .333 over 108 AB’s with Lake Elsinore after hitting .295 over 254 AB’s with Fort Wayne.
Fort Wayne TinCaps 8, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 4
Trae Turner – SS: 3-4, 2RBI, BB, 2 Runs scored
Ronnie Richardson – CF: 3-4, 2RBI, BB, 2 Runs scored
Fernando Perez – 3B: 1-5, RBI, K
Franmil Reyes – RF: 3-4, 2B, HR(9), 2RBI, BB, Run scored
Jake Bauers – 1B: 2-5, 2K
Nick Schulz – LF: 1-4, 3B, RBI, K, Run scored
Jeffery Enloe – SP: 6.0 IP, 6H, 1ER, 2BB, 4K (W, 3-3)
Notes: Trae Turner, the Padres 1st round draft pick in 2014, is just hitting incredibly well with Fort Wayne. Turner is hitting .513 over his last 10 games and .479 over 48 AB’s with the TinCaps. Turner, who started his minor league career with the Emeralds, is hitting .314 over 140 career minor league AB’s.
Eugene Emeralds 5, Tri-City Dust Devils 2
Travis Jankowski – CF: 2-4, 2K, Run scored
Chase Jensen – SS: 1-4, RBI
Franchy Cordero – SS: 2-4, 3B, HR(6), RBI, K, Run scored
Marcus Davis – 1B: 1-4, 2B, K
Yale Rosen – LF: 1-4, HR(2), 2RBI, 2K, Run scored
Jose Carlos Urena – RF: 1-3, HR(2), RBI, BB, K, Run scored
Michael Kelly – SP: 5.0 IP, 5H, 2R, 1ER, 3BB, 7K (W, 4-3)
Notes: The roller coaster ride continued for Michael Kelly following tonight’s start. Kelly has shown dominance with the Emeralds, but he’s been maddeningly inconsistent. Kelly was backed by a 3 home run performance tonight en route to his 4th win. His 7 strikeouts set a season high with Eugene.
AZL Padres 14, AZL Rangers 9
Jordan Paroubeck – LF: 3-5, 2B, 3RBI, K, Run scored
Michael Gettys – CF: 1-5, RBI, Run scored
Carlos Belen – 3B: 3-5, 2B, 2 HR(4), 5RBI, 3 Runs scored
Jonas Lantigua – 1B: 2-5, 2B, 2K, Run scored
Mason Smith – RF: 2-3, HR(1), 2RBI, 2 Runs scored
Zach Risedorf – C: 2-4, BB, 2 Runs scored
Alexander Constanza – SP: 2.2 IP, 5H, 5R, 3ER, 1BB, 3 HR Allowed
Notes: This game was quite a shootout, but Carlos Belen’s career night helped the AZL Padres top the AZL Rangers. However, it wasn’t just Belen who contributed; every single member of the AZL Padres had at least 1 hit; 7 members of the lineup had multiple hits, and 6 members of the lineup drove in at least 1 run.