Fresno Grizzlies 5 – Tucson Padres 4 (12 innings)
Key Statistics RHP Anthony Bass 5 IP, 11 H, 4 ER, 0 BB, 3 K (12.34 ERA); SS Gregario Petit 3-5, BB; 1B Cody Decker 1-6, HR (6), RBI < p>
Prospect Watch: No team is going to win a game when they go 1-15 with RISP. The only reason the Padres extended the game was thanks to 8 walks, including two bases loaded walks.. Anthony Bass once again struggled with confidence. He is just not the same pitcher he was even in April with the Padres. The biggest issue is with the lack of swing and misses that Bass is generating. The opposition is making hard contact, and with a lack of swing and misses, hitters are taking bigger swings and his BABIP has increased substantially.
For further reading on the Tucson Padres please see
the Arizona Daily Star
San Antonio Missions 1 – Corpus Christi Hooks 9
Key Statistics LHP Jose De Paula 6 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 6 K (L 4-6, 3.58 ERA); 3B Jake Blackwood 2-4, 2B, RS; SS Jeudy Valdez 2-4, 2B, RBI
Prospect Watch: Missions were blown out. The bigger issue might be the health of AllStar outfielder Reymond Fuentes. Fuentes reached on a bunt single in the first, but was later thrown out trying to steal second. After he was tagged out he started hobbling off the field. Initial word is a hamstring strain that will land him on the DL and could put his All Star Game start in jeopardy. In addition to leading the Missions in nearly every offensive category hitting, he is currently 2nd in the conference in average (.332), 3rd in OBP (.419), 7th in OPS (.891), 2nd in SB (23… Rico Noel is #1), 2nd in hits (78), 2nd in RS (43)… well you get the picture. Losing him for any significant time could be a major blow to the Missions.
For further reading on the San Antonio Missions please see the San Antonio Express-News
Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 2 – Lake Elsinore Storm 8
Key Statistics RHP Huston Street 1 IP, 3 up 3 down; RHP Matt Jackson 6 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K (W, 4-2, 5.13 ERA); CF Travis Jankowski 3-5, 2B, 3 RS, SB (40); C Austin Hedges 2-4, HR (2), 2 RBI; 2B B.J. Guinn 2-5, 2 2B, 3 RBI
Prospect Watch: After the Padres squeaked out a win needed 5 relievers for 6 outs, their closer made his first rehab appearance in Elsinore. He went three up, three down only needing eight pitches. Maybe he can pitch well in non save situation games… Cory Spangenberg who? Since Spangenberg received his promotion his replacement, BJ Guinn, has gone 8-16, 2 2B, 3B, 3 RS, 6 RBI in four games. Austin Hedges continued his tear since coming off the DL. With his HR tonight he now has a 1.172 OPS in the two weeks he has been back.
For further reading on the Storm please see the Southwest Riverside News Network
Fort Wayne TinCaps 0 – Lake County Captains 11
Key Statistics RHP Bryan Rodriguez 4.2 IP, 9 H, 8 R,5 ER, 2 BB, 1 K (L, 1-1, 2.86 ERA); 3B Chris Burke 2-4, 2B; RHP Michael Kelly 1 IP, 1 H, 1 K (1.42 ERA)
Prospect Watch: The day after clinching a playoff spot for the fourth year in a row, the TinCaps get blown out. In his third start with the TinCaps Bryan Rodriguez finally had the reigns taken off. He was not on a pitch count and could go however long he lasted. Unfortunately he didn’t make it out of the fifth. Rodriez has been an extreme contact pitcher relying on a very low BAABIP. That number rose substantially in this start as he left pitches elevated in the zone and the hitters were constantly hitting line drives that were not being caught. Lets hope this start is an anomaly and not a regression to the norm.
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