Prospect Watch: Appearing in back-to- back games for the first time this closer Kevin Quackenbush had his first one-two-three inning of the year. After four games Quackenbush is holding batters to a meager .125 batting average. That is only slightly better than the .151 batting average he held AA hitters to last year.
For further reading on the El Paso Chihuahuas, see the El Paso Times.
Missions 5 – Springfield Cardinals 8 (14 innings)
Prospect Watch: Sticking with the closer prospect watch, the Mission's closer Johnny Barbato had another outstanding outing. After the lead was blown, Barbato came into the game and proceeded to retire all six batters in order. On the year Barbato has only allowed two hits in six innings, holding batters to a .105 average. Possibly more exciting for Padres' fans is that despite being a right-handed pitcher, he has yet to allow a hit to lefties, while striking out five of the nine lefties he has faced.
Storm 5 – Lancaster Jethawks 6 (11 innings)
Prospect Watch: Storm closer Trevor Gott picked up his first loss of the season, after giving up his first run of the season. Unfortunately, the loss was self inflicted, as Gott threw a wild pitch with a runner on second and one out. The next batter hit a sacrifice fly and that was the end. While Gott is the closer right now it remains to be seen if he will continue to be that role with the team as five pitchers on the current roster had multiple saves in the organization last year including MWL All –star Roman Madrid who is currently on the DL.
For further reading on the Storm please see the Southwest Riverside News Network.
TinCaps 5 – Kane County Cougars 7
Prospect Watch: TinCaps' closer Nic Muntz didn't get into the game, but has struck out seven, allowing only two baserunners, over 4.2 innings… Franmil Reyes is currently the youngest player in the MWL att just 18 years of age, and is extremely raw. However, just like a majority of the team, despite being young he has a world of talent. After amassing just three singles through the first five games, Reyes crushed a home run to left.
For further reading on the TinCaps, see the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette.
For the box scores of all the games please go to the MiLB.com scoreboards.