Prospect Watch: El Paso was blown out. I was hoping either Decker or Francouer would get into the game as a pitcher but no such luck. Adam Moore is hitting .331/.397/.488, if Rene Rivera can make it back to the bigs as a 30-year old catcher why not him?
For further reading on the El Paso Chihuahuas, see the El Paso Times.
Missions 4 – Frisco RoughRiders 5
Prospect Watch: As much as we have been praising Rymer Liriano over the last month, entering tonight's game he was mired in a 5-26 slump with only two doubles and two RBI. Hopefully he broke out of the slump with one crushing swing off the bat as he swatted a three-run home run, which was his first in 60 at bats, and his 11th on the season. Lets hope this is a sign of Liriano starting to go on another month long tear.
Storm 6– Modesto Nuts 2
Prospect Watch: While all the attention that has gone to Renfroe for his bat, positive for his power and negative for his strikeouts, not enough attention is being paid to his defense. I am not sure why teams continue to challenge Renfroe but for the third time in a week he threw out a runner. In tonight's case he chased down a ball in the gap, threw a bullet to second and ended the inning. That's right, power, batting average, speed and defense. Now if he can only lower his strikeouts.
For further reading on the Storm please see the Southwest Riverside News Network.
Game 1: TinCaps 3 – Lake County Captains 6 (7 innings)
Game 2: TinCaps 4 – Lake County Captains 6 (7 innings)
Prospect Watch: On a team loaded with top hitting prospects it is easy to forget certain players. Mallex Smith has more stolen bases than the entire Padre club combined, Fernando Perez is the Chula Vista boy hitting .300, Bauers is the youngest player in the MWL and lighting it on fire, Peterson is a top draft pick finally heating up, etc… The point is that someone like Franmil Reyes can slip under the radar. While he has cooled off since his breakout April, he is still hitting a solid .280, leads the club in home runs and has reached base safely in eight of his last nine games. Franmil is still 18, and had never set foot on American soil until late 2012. He has a long way to go, but on a day when the Padres selected a "toolsy" outfielder, lets not forget about another one the Padres already have in Reyes.
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.