Each month, MadFriars takes a look at the best performances across the Padres minor league system…
For further reading on the Tucson Padres please see the Arizona Daily Star
Prospect Watch: Its hard to be a ground ball pitcher when your defense can't make plays behind you. Three errors, including back-to-back errors in the sixth, led to five unearned runs. It also didn't help that after the two errors in the sixth, Roach got an out then two doubles on elevated pitches. Overall, Roach had a 12-2 GO/FO ratio, but as soon as the sinker started to elevate, the end was near.
Prospect Watch: Austin Hedges has now had an extra base hit in every game since returning from the DL on Sunday. Considering the 20 previous games this season resulted in six extra base hits, four in a row is pretty impressive for the catcher. In addition, with the walk tonight Hedges has now walked 14 times in 24 games, and also has 14 strike outs. This is a huge improvement considering Hedges walked just 23 times in 96 games last year... The Storm scored six runs on seven hits in the first, then managed just only three hits in the final eight innings.
For further reading on the Storm please see the Southwest Riverside News Network
Prospect Watch: On the eve of the draft, two former first round picks took the mound in Eflin and Kelly. Both were effective and helped push the TinCaps to their best mark of the season (34-23)... After 10 starts Eflin continues to be effective even if he doesn't make headlines. Eflin has now allowed two or fewer earned runs in nine of the ten starts. ... Brian Adams isn't just a character in Office Space. The sweet-swinging outfielder hit a two-out, two-run triple to center to give the TinCaps a lead in the eighth. Adams has now hit in five of his last six games with seven RBI and is hitting .409 during the streak.
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