Prospect Watch: Kyle Blanks is receiving x-rays on his shoulder and is listed as day to day. After hitting .418 in Tucson last year, it looks like Reymond Fuentes will finish up the month of April batting less than .200. Last year he had 23 hits in 14 games, so far this year he has 13 hits in 22 games. The only positive is he is making much better contact. After striking out 133 times in 136 games in 2012, Fuentes is averaging a strikeout per 7 plate appearances, which is one of the better rates on the team.
For further reading on the El Paso Chihuahuas, see the El Paso Times.
Missions 9 – Frisco RoughRiders 7
Key Statistics SS Brian Bixler 4-6, HR (1), 3 RBI; CF Rymer Liriano 2-5, 3B, HR (3), 4 RBI; 2B Casey McElroy 2-6, 2B, RS, RHP Devin Jones 3 IP, 6 H, 6 ER, 2 BB, K; RHP Johnny Barbato 1 IP, 2 K (W, 2-1) .
Prospect Watch: John has a full recap
Storm 1 – Visalia Rawhide 0
Prospect Watch: Joe Ross is unstoppable. He posted his best Cal League start allowing only four baserunners over six innings. After a horrible debut in Lancaster, Ross has now allowed a combined three earned runs over his last five starts (0.98 ERA), while keeping a WHIP of one and a K/9 of 9.88… Renfroe was given the day off… The Storm have now won five in a row, and are within a half game of first place (15-11).
For further reading on the Storm please see the Southwest Riverside News Network.
TinCaps 7 – Great Lakes Loons 6 (10 innings)
Prospect Watch: TinCaps win on a walk-off fielders choice. Franmil Reyes scored the winning run after starting off the 10th innings with a triple. It was all part of a 4-5 day that saw his average rise back to over .300… At this point last year the TinCaps had only one hitter, Jeremy Baltz, batting near .300. As of today they have four players batting over .300. The surprising part is that none of them are top prospects Dustin Peterson (.234/.311/.351) or Franchy Cordero (.198/.247/.247). They are Reyes (.302/.355/.535), Fernando Perez (.318/.344/.455), Dane Phillips (.328/.380/.526), and Ronnie Richardson (.353/.560/.412)… Should be noted though that the TinCaps lead the MWL and the entire Padre organization in errors. They have commited 45 errors in 24 games.
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.