MadFriars' Daily Farm Report: May 29
The Donn is back
The Donn is back
Staff Writer
Posted May 30, 2013


The organization went 3-1, as they turned in three stellar pitching performances. Sean O'Sullivan, Donn Roach, and Zach Eflin combined for 19.1 IP, 14 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 19 K.

Tucson Padres 3 – Fresno Grizzlies 2

Key Statistics RHP Sean O’Sullivan 6.1 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 9 K (ND, 3.90 ERA) 1-2, RS, RBI at the plate; 2B 2B Logan Forsythe 0-2, GIDP, K; LF-2B Jonathon Galvez 1-4, HR (4), RBI.

Prospect Watch: Sean O’Sullivan might have made his final start as a T-Pad. With his opt out date a few days away, O’Sullivan turned in another solid performance. The Valhalla High School grad, had great control all game. O’Sullivan does not have the imposing stuff of other “prospects,” but when his control is on he is tough to hit… After a blown save in the top of the ninth, Jonathon Galvez sent the fans home happy with a walk- off home run to right center.

For further reading on the Tucson Padres please see the Arizona Daily Star.

Arkansas Travelers 3 - San Antonio Missions 5

Key Statistics RHP Donn Roach 6 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K (W, 4-4, 4.64 ERA); RHP Kevin Quackenbush 1 IP, 1 H, 3 K (S, 10, 0.38 ERA); 3B Jake Blackwood 2-3, 2B, 2 RS.

Prospect Watch: The Donn is back… well hopefully. After being blasted for 15 earned runs in seven innings in mid-May, Roach has rebounded going 12 innings allowing one earned run in his last two starts. His groundball percentage was also back to his usual 3:1 after being closer to 2:1 a few weeks ago. It really is feast or famine for Donn Roach… Most relievers are considered “lights out” if they can go a weeks worth of games without allowing a run. Well Quackenbush is two days away from two days away from going all of May without allowing an earned run. After posting a 0.44 ERA in Eugene, 0.84 ERA in Fort Wayne, and a 0.94 ERA in Lake Elsinore, who would have thought that his AA ERA would beat them all? Right-handed batters are hitting a stellar .071 against Quack.

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

Lake Elsinore Storm 3 – High Desert Mavericks 5

Key Statistics RHP James Needy 4.2 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 5 K (L, 1-2, 3.88 ERA); DH Yeison Asencio 3-4, 3 2B, RS, RBI; C Robert Kral 1-1, 2B, RS, 3 BB.

Prospect Watch: Outside of one bad inning, Needy was solid. He gave up a three-run home run as part of a four run second inning. Needy might have been unnerved by C Robert Kral who in the first few innings gave up three stolen bases, committed two errors, and had a passed ball. It some nice pitching for Needy to only give up four runs… Yeison Asencio continued his hot hitting. The right fielder has hit in 10 straight games with seven multi-hit games. Despite having 15 hits in the last nine games, Asencio only had three extra-base hits and he equaled that number tonight.

For further reading on the Storm please see the Southwest Riverside News Network.

Lansing Lugnuts 1 – Fort Wayne TinCaps 7

Key Statistics RHP Zach Eflin 7 IP, 6 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K (W, 2-4, 3.65 ERA); LF Alberth Martinez 1-3, HR (4), 2 RS, RBI, BB; C Rodney Daal 2-4, 2 RBI

Prospect Watch: Zach Eflin had his best start in his young career. It was his first seven inning outing, first shutout, and second time he has walked zero. While his 2-4 record is far from great, he has only allowed more than two earned runs in one start (April 22nd). Speaking of improving in his last three starts Eflin has gone 17 IP, 15 H, 3 ER, 4 BB, 20 K, 1.59 ERA.

For further reading on the TinCaps’ please 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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