Prospect Watch: Sampson was nearly un-hittable. He carried a no hitter until two-outs in the fifth inning when A.J. Elis smacked a two-run home run. Before than it was all Sampson… when he could find the plate. Unfortunately the four walks wasn't even a season high. Sampson has walked multiple batters in every start, averaging about six walks per nine innings. On the bright side in six of eight starts this year Sampson has allowed two earned runs or less. Not bad for the hitter friendly PCL.
For further reading on the El Paso Chihuahuas, see the El Paso Times.
Missions 5 – Corpus Christi Hooks 5 (suspended in 10th)
Prospect Watch: The game was suspended by rain with one out in the top of the tenth, Austin Hedges' hitting may have improved, but his defense has taken a step back so far this season. He committed two more errors today giving him seven on the year. That is more than Grandal, Hundley, and Rivera combined and is the most on the team. Hedges is still an amazing defensive catcher, but the errors have to be a bit concerning.
No game for the Storm
For further reading on the Storm please see the Southwest Riverside News Network.
TinCaps 10 – Dayton Dragons 5
Key Statistics CF Mallex Smith 2-5, 2 RS 2 SB (25); DH Dustin Peterson 2-4,2 RS, RBI BB; RF Franmil Reyes 2-4, 2B, 2 RS, 2 RBI, BB; 1B Jake Bauers 3-4, 2B, 2 RS, 2 RBI; C Ryan Mill 3-4, 2B, HR (2), 3 RBI.
Prospect Watch: Over the last week Dustin Peterson is hitting a cool .304/.360/.391. It is still not what the Padres were hoping for from one of their top 2013 draft picks, but it is a lot better than the .245/.318/.357 mark he had in April… After worrying last week that the youngest player in the MidWest League, Jake Bauers, was cooling off, he has picked it back up in a big way. Bauers now has four three hit games in only 14 MWL games. He is also hitting .441/.525/.559 in May.
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.