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Chihuahuas 5 - Salt Lake Bees 1
Key Statistics:LF Reymond Fuentes 2-5; DH Jonathan Galvez 2-4, 2B, BB; RF Jeff Francoeur 1-4, BB; 2B Chris Nelson 2-3, 3B, 2 RBI, 2 BB; 1B Cody Decker 2-5, 2B, 3 RBI; RHP Matt Wisler (W, 5-4) 7.0 IP 5 H R ER BB 2 Ks.
Prospect Watch: In Salt Lake City the Chihuahuas only scored in two innings but it was enough as Matt Wisler had another good outing in what has been an up-and-down season for him in AAA....1B Cody Decker was a big part of both rallies in the fifth and seventh innings with three RBI on the day. It looks like Cody is on another one of his patented hot streaks as he is hitting .357 in the first four games in July...Reymond Fuentes got his first start in AAA since being sent back from San Antonio and had a pari of hits...After giving up seven runs in his last start, Wisler gave up one today. What is interesting is the start before he gave up seven runs he also gave up one earned run. But then again, maybe looking for pitching consistency in the PCL is the hobgoblin of small minds.
For further reading on the El Paso Chihuahuas, see the El Paso Times.
San Antonio 7 - Tulsa Drillers 4
Key Statistics:CF Cory Spangenberg 2-5, 2B; 3B Adam Buschini 2-5; 2B Casey McElroy 2-4, RBI; C Robert Kral 0-2, 2 BB; RF Yeison Asencio 2-3, 2B, BB, SB (7); 1B Cody Overbeck 2-4, HR (5), 4 RBI; SS Brian Bixler 1-2, BB; P James Needy 1-2; RHP James Needy (W, 6-3) 6.2 IP 8 H 2 R 2 ER 4 Ks; LHP Jeff Ibarra (S,1) 0.2 IP.
Prospect Watch:1B Cody Overbeck had the big blow in the second inning with a three run home run as James Needy continues to roll for his sixth win. With the exception of one start of two starts where he gave up three and four runs, in 13 starts this season he has given up two runs or less in every outing and is second on the team in innings pitched at 88.1...Cory Spangenberg got another start in center....Also to put the cherry on top of his sundae, Needy got his first hit of the season on Friday to go along with a sacrifice bunt.
High Desert Mavericks 6 - Storm 4
Key StatisticsDH Mallex Smith 1-5, HR (1), RBI; 2B Benji Gonzalez 1-3, 2B, 2 BB; SS Diego Goris 1-4, HR (13), RBI, BB; C Dane Phillips 2-5; 3B Gabriel Quintana 2-5; LF Jeremy Baltz 0-2, 2 BB; RHP Joe Ross 6.0 IP 5 H 3 R 2 ER BB 4 Ks, HR; RHP Adam Cimber (BS, 4)(L, 4-1) 2.0 IP 4 H 3 R ER K.
Prospect Watch:Adam Cimber had a rare bad outing giving up three runs in the eighth inning as the Storm's five game winning streak came to an end...SS Diego Goris in now fourth overall in the organization with home runs at 13...While there still may be some questions of if Dane Phillips can stay behind the plate, his bat seems to be able to play with a slash line of .282/.354/.612...Joe Ross had a good outing in High Desert in only giving up a pair of runs. Along with Lancaster, the park is one of the toughest to pitch in the Cal League.
For further reading on the Storm please see the Southwest Riverside News Network.
West Michigan Whitecaps 3 - TinCaps 1
Prospect WatchWe were at the game in Fort Wayne. Please read our game story for more information.
For further reading on the TinCaps, see the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette.
Emeralds 7 - Boise Hawks1
Key Statistics:2B Jalen Goree 2-5, 3B; SS Franchy Cordero 3-4, 2B, HR (3), 3 RBI, BB; LF Marcus Davis 3-4, HR (4), 2 RBI, BB; LHP Griffin Russell 4.0 IP 3 H R ER 2 BB 5 Ks; LHP Danny Wissmann (W, 1-0) 1.0 IP H K.
Prospect WatchThe Emeralds put three on the board in the sixth to erase a 1-0 deficit and then Marcus Davis and Franchy Cordero hit home runs in eighth and ninth innings to pile on. It was Eugene's third straight victory...Cordero's performance was his best of the year with a pair of extra-base hits and no errors at shortstop...2014 fourth round draft pick Nick Torres singled in his professional debut..LF/1B Marcus Davis, a second year player from Florida State, may be a candidate for promotion to Low-A Fort Wayne with a combination of a very crowded outfield in Eugene and some really good numbers by him, .297/.444/.547, in Eugene.
For further reading on the Emeralds, see the Eugene Register-Guard.
The AZL Padres had the Fourth of July off.
For the box scores of all the games please go to the MiLB.com scoreboards.