MadFriars' Daily Farm Report: April 21

Galvez is again at second base... and hitting

Tucson rode Dean Anna's bat and Tim Stauffer's right arm to a win. San Antonio's on-again, off-again offense was off, while the Storm bullpen once again faltered. Fort Wayne comes back after blowing a five run lead.

Tucson Padres 5 Fresno Grizzlies 4

Key Statistics: 2B Jonathan Galvez 2-5, 2B, HR (2); SS Dean Anna 3-5, 2B, 2HR (2); RHP Tim Stauffer 5IP, 6H, 2ER, 4K, 1 BB

Prospect Watch: Tim Stauffer turned in his second straight solid start for Tucson, giving up only two earned runs in five innings. After his first two starts, the 2003 first-rounder had an ERA north of 9.00, but he has surrendered three runs in 11 innings over the last two. … Utility infielder Dean Anna had a career night at the plate. The 26-year-old belted a double and two homers and drew a walk in five plate appearances. His strongest asset is his versatility defensively, where he can play any infield spot and has also seen action in both outfield corners. … Jonathan Galvez was back at second base after back-to-back starts at third. Wherever he is defensively, the 22-year-old continues to hit, adding another multi-hit game to his total Sunday.

For further reading on the Tucson Padres, see the Arizona Daily Star

Midland Rockhounds 3 San Antonio Missions 1

Key Statistics: RF Reymond Fuentes 2-4, 2B, CS (2); RHP Roach 5IP, 10H, 3ER, 4K, 2BB

Prospect Watch: Donn Roach was more hittable tonight than he has been in any game since joining the Padres organization a year ago. The righty surrendered 10 hits – nine of them singles – including four balls hit in the air to the outfield. Roach was spared more damage by a pair of outfield assists for Reymond Fuentes and Rico Noel. Each play ended an inning. …Fuentes continues to be a force in the lineup, collecting the Missions' only multi-hit game. His early-season breakthrough is one of the top story lines of the Padres system so far this year. … Matt Stites needed only five pitches to get two outs in the eights, before Kevin Quackenbush came in to toss eight pitches in the ninth. Combined, they only missed the strike zone once.

For further reading on the San Antonio Missions, see the San Antonio Express-News

Visalia 9 Lake Elsinore Storm 7

Key Statistics: CF Travis Jankowski 2-5, 2B, SB (10), 3R; SS Jace Peterson 2-3, BB, SB (5), CS (3); 1B Lee Orr 3-4, HR(5) 3RBI, CS, E(4); RHP Jackson 3.2IP, 6H, 5ER, 4K, 3BB

Prospect Watch: After scuffling a bit early on, shortstop Jace Peterson is getting it going at the plate. The 22-year-old reached base three times on Sunday, and has now gotten on in 10 straight contests. In that stretch, he owns a .316/.422/.421 line with four stolen bases in six attempts. … After a rough showing in a spot start in Tucson, Matt Jackson came back to Elsinore and got knocked around in the Cal League as well. The 25-year-old is going to be asked to fill many rolls as needed in the organization this year. If he can respond positively to the challenge, it will put him in good stead for the 2014 campaign. … Lee Orr is simply the hottest hitter in baseball right now. His three-hit performance on Sunday moved his season OPS to 1.365, and in his last seven games, he's gotten on base at a .667 clip with a slugging percentage north of 1.000.

Ft. Wayne TinCaps 7 Lansing Lugnuts 5

Key Statistics: DH Mallex Smith 3-5, 2B, 3R, SB; C Rodney Daal 1-3, HR (1), BB, K; RHP Justin Hancock 5.2 IP, 2H, 2R, 0ER, 3K, 4BB

Prospect Watch: Justin Hancock became the first TinCaps pitcher to work into the sixth inning. The hard-throwing Ohio native gave up two of his four free passes in the sixth inning before giving way to John Hussey. A dropped pop foul would have gotten him out of the frame with no damage. … Maxx Tissenbaum, who played alongside Jankowski at SUNY Stony Brook last spring, had two more hits Sunday to push his season on-base percentage to a cool .471, fueled by 12 walks in 15 games. He has also showed some pleasant versatility in the field, where he appeared at shortstop for the third time. …Mallex Smith had multiple hits for the third straight game and sports a .400 OBP through 55 plate appearances.

For further reading on the TinCaps, see the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette

For the box scores of all the games please go to the MiLB.com scoreboards

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