Prospect Watch: It wasn't the dominating start we were hoping for, but Despaigne had a solid outing in a hitters' park. Starting with the positives; in Despaigne's first three starts he walked 11 in 14 innings. In his last two starts he has walked two in 9.2 innings. The bad news, right-handed hitters are still hitting over .450 off of him. He has only been in the US for a month so he will get a pass for awhile.
For further reading on the El Paso Chihuahuas, see the El Paso Times.
Missions 5 – Corpus Christi Hooks 2
Prospect Watch: Welcome to AA Hunter Renfroe. Renfroe singled in his first at-bat and raced around to score two hitters later. Best of all he didn't strike out… CF Rymer Liriano had his first multi-hit game in nine games. More importantly he threw a bullet to Hedges, who tagged the runner out to preserve a 2-2 tie… Four people tried to steal off Austin Hedges, three of them were cut down.
Another day of rest before the second half starts for the Storm and TinCaps
For further reading on the Storm please see the Southwest Riverside News Network.
For further reading on the TinCaps, see the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette.
Ems 5 – Boise Hawks 2
Prospect Watch: Turner showed why speed can be such a great thing to have. In his second game of the season, he started out the first by beating out a slow grounder. He later scored on a single. Later in the game he walked, stole both second and third, and then scored on a wild pitch. Its hard to draw conclusions off of two games, but at least the Ems finally won.
For further reading on the Emeralds, see the Eugene Register-Guard.
For the box scores of all the games please go to the MiLB.com scoreboards.