Prospect Watch: In Anthony Bass's first three starts, he yielded 16 runs on 28 hits in only 11.2 inning. Hopefully this was the start where he finally figured everything out. Bass seemed to be pitching with more confidence on the mound. He was able to spot his fastball and slider, and was consistently pitching inside… something we did not see much of in San Diego… C Rene Rivera has yet to opt out of his contract with the Padres. With Baker gone, he might be inclined to stay, and for the T-Pads sake, hopefully he does. Rivera has been the offensive MVP this year hitting .330/.380/.455 this year.
For further reading on the Tucson Padres please see the Arizona Daily Star
Prospect Watch: Yeison Asencio continues to enjoy his promotion to Double-A. The right fielder had another multi-hit game giving him four in the 10 games since his promotion. Just as impressive is Asencio has done something that many Dominican hitters struggle to do… make consistent contact. Asencio has struck out just three times in 41 AB in Double-A, and has fanned only 32 times in nearly 300 PA this season. Second baseman Cory Spangenberg broke an 0-for-10 mini slump with his first two extra base hits since his promotion.
Lake Elsinore and Fort Wayne are both off for their respective All Star Breaks
For further reading on the Storm please see the Southwest Riverside News Network
. For further reading on the TinCaps please see the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette
. Eugene Emeralds 0 – Hillsboro Hops 12
Prospect Watch: Key stats were skipped today as this was a BRUTAL game. 37th round pick Jeffrey Enloe made his professional debut and couldn't make it out of the third, giving up six runs in the process. Fellow pitchers Genison Reyes and Jairo Gomez did not fare much better… The Ems managed only three hits in the game, two by famed Padre prospect Franmil Reyes. The 17-year-old right fielder is 6-for-15 with a double and a home run. Sadly the other 128 AB by his teammates have yielded just two doubles and one homer… The highest draft pick in the Ems lineup was 17th round pick Trae Santos (0-4, 2 K tonight)
For the box scores of all the games please go to the MiLB.com scoreboards