Daily Farm Round-Up: 9-4-14
Both the Storm and the TinCaps were unable to win tonight as the Storm were eliminated and the TinCaps face an elimination game in the pivotal game 3 tomorrow against the Whitecaps.
Hitting Prospect of the Day: Nick Schulz
Pitching Prospect of the Day: Coby Hebner
Lake Elsinore Storm 4, Inland Empire 66ers 5
Alberth Martinez – CF: 3-6, 2B, 3B, RBI, BB, 2 Runs scored
Jose Rondon – SS: 1-7, RBI
Benji Gonzalez – 2B: 2-5, RBI, Run scored
Jeremy Baltz – LF: 2-6, 2 2B, RBI, 2K
Gabriel Quintana – 3B: 1-5, BB, Run scored
Luis Domoromo – RF: 2-5, 2B, K
Elliot Morris – SP: 6.0 IP, 5H, 1ER, 1BB, 6K
Genison Reyes – RP: 1.1 IP, 2H, 2R, 1ER, 3BB (L, 0-1)
Notes: The Storm lost a heartbreaker in 13 innings and are now eliminated from the playoffs. The Storm were winning 3-1 going into the 8th inning, but the 66ers rallied and brought the game to extras. In the 13th, the Storm scored a run to make it 4-3, but the bullpen struggled again as the 66ers scored 2 runs to walk off. Alberth Martinez fell a home run shy of the cycle while Elliot Morris pitched a quality start.
Fort Wayne TinCaps 1, West Michigan Whitecaps 2
Trea Turner – SS: 0-4, 2K
Ronnie Richardson – CF: 2-3, K
Franmil Reyes – RF: 0-4, 4K
Jake Bauers – 1B: 0-4, K
Dustin Peterson – DH: 1-4, 2K
Nick Schulz – LF: 2-4, HR(1), RBI, K, Run scored
Coby Hebner – SP: 5.0 IP, 1H, 1ER, 1BB, 8K
Colby Blueberg – RP: 2.0 IP, 3H, 1ER, 0BB, 3K (L, 0-1)
Notes: Just like the Storm, the TinCaps bullpen was unable to preserve a 1-1 tie as the TinCaps ended up losing a pitcher’s duel. The TinCap offense went 0-for-3 with RISP, and their only run came off a solo shot from Nick Schulz. Coby Hebner, who had a subpar regular season with Fort Wayne, pitched his tail off tonight.