Prospect Watch:It was a rough welcome back for Robbie Erlin. The lefty made his first start since having a great spot start for the Padres, and from the beginning everything was off. His location wasn't on target, and while his results were not horrible it was not what Padre fans were expecting. Erlin had his highest walk total of the year and his second=lowest strikeout total.
For further reading on the Tucson Padres please see the Arizona Daily Star
Prospect Watch: Sams became the first Mission to reach double figures in homeruns despite missing April. The 26 year old is having a season unlike any he has had. Last year in 76 games Sams had 11 HR, 23 BB, 81 K. In 26 games now with the Missions Sams has 10 HR, 20 BB, 24 K… Reymond Fuentes had another multi-hit game and raised his OPS to an impressive .882. Fuentes came up with two on and two out in the 9th with a chance to be the hero, but grounded out to third to end the game.
Prospect Watch: Don't let the mediocre line fool you. Trevor Holder pitched well through the first five, allowing just one run on a few scratch hits. That all changed in the later innings as Holder gave up four runs… After stealing 13 bases in April, Spangenberg has applied the brakes. He stole only two bases in all of May (2 CS). Hopefully he is starting to turn things around with his second stolen base in June. Over the last week, Spangenberg is hitting .368/.478/.421. The only down side is his strikeout rate is extremely high with 8 K over 6 games.
For further reading on the Storm please see the Southwest Riverside News Network
Prospect Watch: Bryan Rodriguez made his second start for the TinCaps and was allowed to go five innings for the first time. The 6'5" Dominican was has been a master of the grounder averaging nearly a 4:1 GO/FO ratio. RHP Leonel Campos has owned the MWL. The 25 year old faced five batters in earning a four out save… and struck out three of them. He now boasts 50 strikeouts in 28.1 innings.
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