Tucson Padres 4 Sacramento River Cats 2
Key Statistics: DH Logan Forsythe 2-4, 2HR, 2RBI; LF Jonathan Galvez 2-4, 2B, 2RBI; RHP Sean O’Sullivan 6.1IP, 7H, 2ER, 3K, 3BB
Prospect Watch: With Jedd Gyorko tweaking his groin, Everth Cabrera potentially facing a suspension as part of the Biogenesis case, and Chase Headley scuffling, Logan Forsythe has a number of potential avenues for returning to the big league club quickly. So the right-hand hitting infielder picked a pretty good time for a pair of homers on Sunday. Forsythe now has a 360/515/840 in 25 at-bats during his rehab stint. He also played for the third consecutive game, a positive development as he tries to overcome the plantar fasciitis which sidelined him for the first two months of the season. … Sean O’Sullivan turned in his third consecutive quality start, giving up two earned runs over 6.1 innings. The big righty from El Cajon is pacing Tucson with a 3.74 ERA on the year, and a 3.02 mark since the start of May. He has the right to opt out of his contract later this week.
For further reading on the Tucson Padres, see the Arizona Daily Star
San Antonio Missions 7 Corpus Christi Hooks 4
Key Statistics: LF Everett Williams 3-4, 2 2B, 2RBI; DH Rico Noel 1-3, 3B, BB, CS (9); RHP Keyvius Sampson 5IP, 5H, 4ER, 4K, 3BB, 3HR allowed
For the second time in three days, Everett Williams carried most of the water for the Missions’ offense, posting another 3-for-4 night with two doubles. After limping through May with just three extra-base hits in 95 at-bats, it’s good to see the left-handed hitter put a charge into some balls. … Speaking of driving the ball, Rico Noel picked up his second triple in three games after totaling exactly zero through his first 56 contests. The natural right-hander has even pulled his average from the left side up to .250. … Keyvius Sampson was tagged for three homers. The righty had seemed to be getting on track in late-May, but has been hit hard in each of his last two appearances. ... The back end of the Missions bullpen remains a force. Jeremy McBryde, Matt Stites and Kevin Quackenbush combined for three scoreless innings and struck out four
For further reading on the San Antonio Missions, see the San Antonio Express-News
Lake Elsinore Storm 5 Bakersfield Blaze 4
Key Statistics: LF Ronnie Richardson 2-4, RBI; LHP Frank Garces 6IP, 8H, 4ER, 5K, 2BB
Prospect Watch: Coming off a 10-strikeout performance last time out, Frank Garces wasn’t quite as on top of his game Sunday. The lefty gave up eight hits, five for extra bases, surrendering more than three runs for just the second time this season. … Ronnie Richardson made the most of his first appearance in the Cal League, going 2-for-4 and driving in a run as part of the Storm’s four-run fourth inning. Taken in the 16th round of last year’s draft, the diminutive center fielder was initially ticketed for Eugene until the roster spot opened in Elsinore when Yeison Asencio got the promotion.
Ft. Wayne TinCaps 5 Lansing Lugnuts 3
Key Statistics: RF Corey Adamson 3-5, 2R; SS Maxx Tissenbaum 2-3, BB, HBP, 2B; LHP Max Fried 5.2 IP, 5H, 2R, 1ER, 2K, 4BB
Prospect Watch: A day after a pair of 2011 first-rounders met, the Dragons and TinCaps sent two of the first 14 players taken in last year’s draft to the mound. Once again, the Padres’ pick got the better of the matchup, though it wasn’t quite as impressive as Saturday. Max Fried only gave up one earned run over 5.2 innings of work, but it was hardly smooth sailing for the lefty. Fried put at least one runner on in each frame, issuing four walks and a hit batter to go along with five hits. He also committed an error and had five runners swipe a base against him and catcher Rodney Daal. Fried has issued twelve walks over his last 19 innings, striking out just 13 in that stretch. … After slumping for most of May, Corey Adamson is picking back up in June. The 21-year-old Australian had three of the club’s nine hits on the day and has his average back to .271. … For the first time in 10 games, Brian Adams did not strike out. He was 1-for-3 on the day and scored a run. The former Kentucky wide receiver has whiffed in 70 of his 200 plate appearances.
For further reading on the TinCaps, see the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette
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