Prospect Watch: The Dean of Swing hit another homerun to help lead the T-Pads over Reno. The story of the game might have been the continue dominance of the bullpen. After Cody Decker hit a solo home run (4) in the seventh to give the T-Pads a 3-2 lead, the bullpen came in and shut the door... Nick Vincent (1 IP, 2 K) and Colt Hynes (1.2 IP, 1 H, 1 K) kept the Aces from clawing back. Since being promoted from San Antonio in late April, Colt Hynes has now gone 16.2 innings allowing only one run and one walk. In a bullpen with Vincent, Layne, Brach, Boxberger, and Mikolas (all forty man roster guys), Hynes has been the best. The LHP has held lefties to a .167 BAA and has struck out 15 of the 30 LHB he has faced.
For further reading on the Tucson Padres please see the Arizona Daily Star
Off day for the 30-25 Missions
Key Statistics RHP James Needy 5 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K (W, 2-2, 3.86 ERA); CF Travis Jankowski 2-3, 2 RS, 2 BB, RBI, 3 SB (35); 1B Robert Kral 1-2, RS, 2 RBI, 3 BB; C Austin Hedges 2-4, 2B, RS, 3 RBI
Prospect Watch: Austin Hedges is back. After coming off the DL yesterday, Hedges was behind the plate in this evening's contest and looked extremely comfortable both offensively and defensively. He threw out the only runner who attempted to steal, and played a large part in the two Storm big innings. Hedges has had back to back games with an extra-base hit since last August in Fort Wayne… Travis Jankowski continues to flex his might on the basepaths swiping three more bases. The centerfielder has a 92% success ratio and has stolen 15 bases in a row. Only reason he has not been talked about more is due to his lack of power. In the last ten games Jankowski has 12 runs scored, 13 stolen bases, but zero extra-base hits.
For further reading on the Storm please see the Southwest Riverside News Network.
Western Michigan WhiteCaps 0 – Fort Wayne TinCaps 2
Prospect Watch: After surrendering six earned runs in his last two starts, Justin Hancock returned to his norm tossing a shutout for the fifth time in his ten starts. Hancock continues to keep the ball down in the zone, with an 8-2 GB/FB ratio. In fact in 56.2 innings this year, Hancock has yet to allow a homerun… Chris Burke was the first Padre to play in four different leagues this year, and the first Padre to collect a hit in each league. While the 2012 draft pick has not been given a lot of playing time he has made the most of his opportunities. In five Midwest League games Burke has collected a multi-hit game in each.
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.