Daily Farm Round-Up: 9-3-14
Both games were decided by 2 runs tonight as the TinCaps won and offensive battle, and the Storm lost a close one. Both series are best of 3, so tomorrow the Storm face an elimination game.
Hitting Prospect of the Day: Dustin Peterson
Pitching Prospect of the Day: Bryan Rodriguez
Lake Elsinore Storm 2, Inland Empire 66ers 4
Alberth Martinez – CF: 2-4, K, Run scored
Jose Rondon – SS: 0-4, K
Benji Gonzalez – 2B: 0-3, BB, Run scored
Jeremy Baltz – LF: 1-3, RBI, BB
Gabriel Quintana – 3B: 1-4, K
Jeudy Valdez – DH: 2-3, 2B, K
Bryan Rodriguez – SP: 6.0 IP, 6H, 1ER, 3BB, 3K
Notes: Despite a quality start from Bryan Rodriguez, the Storm dropped the first game against the 66ers. Facing his old team, Jose Rondon went 0-for-4 with a strikeout. After collecting just 4 stolen bases over 97 regular season games with the Storm, Jeremy Baltz managed to swipe 2 tonight.
Fort Wayne TinCaps 7, West Michigan Whitecaps 5
Trea Turner – SS: 1-4, BB, K, Run scored
Ronnie Richardson – CF: 0-4, BB, K
Fernando Perez – 3B: 2-4, 2B, RBI, K
Jake Bauers – 1B: 1-4, Run scored
Dustin Peterson – DH: 3-3, 2 2B, 2RBI, 2 Runs scored
Josh VanMeter – 2B: 3-4, 2RBI, K, Run scored
Jimmy Brasoban – SP: 4.1 IP, 5H, 5R, 4ER, 1BB, 2K, 2 HR Allowed
Jason Jester – RP: 2.0 IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K
Notes: Dustin Peterson and Josh VanMeter combined for 6 hits, 4 RBI’s, and 3 runs scored as the TinCaps won their first playoff game against the Whitecaps. Dustin Peterson had been slumping heading into the playoffs, so it was satisfying to see him get on base every time he came to the plate. 1st rounder Trea Turner went 1-for4 with a walk in his first taste of playoff action.