MadFriars' Daily Farm Report: May 12
Daal shows what he's capable of
Daal shows what he's capable of
Contributor, MadFriars
Posted May 13, 2013


Matt Wisler had mixed results in his first Double-A start, but the Missions offense rolled to a win. Tucson rallied for five in the bottom of the ninth for a walk-off win, while Fort Wayne was in control from start to finish. Elsinore continues to struggle on both sides of the game.

Tucson Padres 7 Round Rock 6

Key Statistics: LF Jonathan Galvez 3-4, BB, R; DH Justin Miller 2-2, 2R, SB; RHP Sean O’Sullivan 5IP, 6H, 4R, 0ER, 2K, 3BB, WP, HBP

Prospect Watch: Tucson strung together four singles and three walks, coupled with a balk and wild pitch, to scored five runs in the ninth inning and rally for the victory. The had put only 11 men on base through the first eight innings. … Errors by Gregorio Pettit at shortstop and Jaff Decker in center set up all four runs Sean O’Sullivan surrendered. While none of the runs were earned, the big righty also was not on top of his game as he walked three, hit a batter and uncorked a wild pitch.

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

San Antonio Missions 8 Midland Rockhounds 3

Key Statistics: RF Kalian Sams 1-2, HR(4), 2BB; CF Rico Noel 1-4, BB, 3SB(27); RHP Matt Wisler 5IP, 2H, 3ER, 6K, 3BB;

Prospect Watch: Matt Wisler had mixed results in his first Double-A appearance. The righty only surrendered two hits over five innings, but both were for extra-bases and both followed walks, which explains the three runs allowed. After a two-run homer in the first, Wisler got on a roll, retiring 13 of the next 14 hitters before a two-out walk and double in the fifth. The 20-year-old righty struck out six hitters, tossing 49 of his 85 pitches for strikes. … Rico Noel continues to run completely wild on the basepaths, and is getting on base often enough to be a real threat. After posting a .277 on-base percentage through April, the speedster is hitting 324/457/405 in May. Having reached base 21 times this month, he has 13 stolen bases. Sunday marked the third time in nine games that he swiped three bases.in a contest.

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

Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 8 Lake Elsinore Storm 0

Key Statistics: RF Yeison Asencio 1-3, BB, K; 3B Chris Burke 2-3, 2B, BB; RHP James Needy 5IP, 8H, 3ER, 4K, 1BB

Prospect Watch: Chris Burke, who previously shuttled out to Tucson from extended spring training, contributed most of the Storm’s offense in his first Cal League game. The 23-year-old, who the club took in the 18th round last year, had a single, double and walk in four plate appearances. The rest of the lineup reached base four times. … James Needy, who has been overly-cautious in early season work, took his first loss even as he had a better performance. The big 22-year-old righty surrendered a season-low one walk, but surrendered eight singles. If he stays around the zone more effectively like today, he’ll find his spots and turn those hits into groundouts. … Yeison Asencio had both a walk and a strikeout on Sunday, yet it doesn't appear the earth stopped spinning. In 53 plate appearances this month, he now has three of each.

Ft. Wayne TinCaps 13 Dayton 7

Key Statistics: 1B Luis Tejada 2-5, 3B, HR (1), 3RBI; C Rodney Daal 4-4, 2B, 2HR(3), 4RBI, HBP; RHP Ruben Mejia 5.1IP, 4H, 1R, 4K, 4BB

Prospect Watch: Rodney Daal led the offensive attack, going 4-for-4 with a double and a pair of homers. The 19-year-old Dutch catcher had seen his season average dip below .200 earlier in the week, but has now reached base in his last six plate appearances. Daal’s raw strength helped earn the aggressive assignment to full-season ball this year after he posted a 938 OPS in Peoria last year. … Gabriel Quintana continued his offensive surge, collecting two more hits. The Dominican infielder has multiple hits in six of his last eight games and has raised his average to .312. Even with a pair of strikeouts in the game, he has drastically cut his K-rate over the last two weeks and has only five in his last 42 plate appearances. … Ruben Mejia extended past five innings for the first time this year as he made his third start and ninth overall appearance. The righty hurler has given up only 31 hits in 30 innings, though the four walks he issued Sunday spiked his walk rate up to 3 BB/9.

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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