Prospect Watch: Seizing the opportunity, that was the tagline for the organization today. With Desaigne starting for the Padres, Oramas got a chance to show he deserved to go back to AAA after being demoted a month earlier for giving up 16 earned runs over his previous 10.2 innings in three starts. Oramas was far from perfect, but the fly ball pitcher was able to keep the Storm Chasers from making solid contact against him. Oramas had just three ground outs over his six innings. Not what you want in a hitter friendly league but someone who could easily excel in the spacious NL West ballparks.
For further reading on the El Paso Chihuahuas, see the El Paso Times.
All Star Break time for the Missions
Storm 4 – Inland Empire 66ers 2
Prospect Watch: Seizing the opportunity this time was Corey Adamson. After putting up a great .270/.365/.449 line in April, Adamson has fallen off the wagon hitting just .222/.320/.344, and as such has lost playing time. However with Renfroe promoted and Smith landing on the disabled list. Adamson is getting another chance to earn everyday playing time. He has hit in every game since the All Star Break, with today being his best game (in terms of total bases) since early May.
For further reading on the Storm please see the Southwest Riverside News Network.
Day off for Los TinCaps
For further reading on the TinCaps, see the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette.
Ems 1 – TriCity Dust Devils 5
Prospect Watch: Last year in Eugene, Marcus Davis .176/.252/.206 with no home runs and only eight RBI in 35 games. This year in Eugene Davis is hitting .296/.441/.667 with 3 HR, 6 RBI in 8 games…2B Jalen Goree has a five game hitting streak and a five game run scored streak… SS Franchy Cordero hit an RBI single in the first, was than forced out at second by the next batter, and then did not return for the bottom part of the inning.
For further reading on the Emeralds, see the Eugene Register-Guard.
AZL Padres 4 – AZL Chi Sox 6
Prospect Watch: Michael Gettys collected his first multi-hit game of his professional career. He also reached a "career" high of one hit three times. Its hard to quantify numbers after only a few games, but considering we all know just how much of a wild card Gettys is, all eyes will be on him nearly all of the AZL season. For those that want to continue to compare him to Tate, Donovan hit just .222/.336/.344 in 25 AZL games. Here's to hoping Gettys blows that out of the water. For the box scores of all the games please go to the MiLB.com scoreboards.