MadFriars' Daily Farm Report: July 18

Both Jason Lane and Josh Geer pitched as well as they have all season but couldn't get the win. The Storm and TinCaps put up some offense. The defense on the Emeralds falls apart and the AZL Padres have some visitors.

Fresno Grizzlies 3 - Chihuahuas 1

Key Statistics:CF Rico Noel 1-3, BB; 3B Jonathan Galvez 2-2, 2B, 2 BB; P Jason Lane 1-3, HR (2), RBI; LHP Jason Lane (L, 5-8) 6.1 IP 7 H 3 R ER 5 Ks HR; LHP Bobby LaFromboise 1.1 IP.

Prospect Watch:Jason Lane made one mistake in the second inning on a lead-off home run and after that he did everything he could do to help his team win with five scoreless innings and he hit his second home run of the season. A big error by 3B Jonathan Galvez, on what would have been the final out of the second inning, let in a pair of runs in the second inning....In 45 plate appearances Lane is hitting .359...It’s still hard to see why Lane is not in a big league bullpen somewhere. As Chihuahuas manager Pat Murphy said, “You get two good players for one roster spot.”

For further reading on the El Paso Chihuahuas, see the El Paso Times.

Midland Rockhounds 5 -San Antonio 3

Key Statistics:2B Cory Spangenberg 1-3, BB; Rymer Liriano 2-4, HR (14), RBI; DH Cody Overbeck 2-3, BB; SS Brian Bixler 2-4; RHP Josh Geer 7.0 IP 3 H BB 6 Ks; RHP John Hussey 1.0 IP; RHP Luis De La Cruz (BS, 2)(L,4-8) 0.1 IP 4 H 5 R 5 ER BB HR.

Prospect Watch:The Missions were up 3-0 going into the bottom of the ninth and Josh Geer had pitched one his best games of the year. With one out in the ninth, De La Cruz allowed three straight singles, than a walk before Midland ended the game with a walk-off grand slam for a brutal loss...Geer’s won-loss record does not reflect how well he has pitched this season. He is leading the team in innings pitched at 116.2 and in 14 of his 20 starts he has allowed two earned runs or less...In the 16 games since he’s come back from the disabled list Cory Spangenberg is hitting .343/.380/.493...Closer Johnny Barbato and 16 saves has been out since June 10 and tonight showed that the Missions miss him.

For further reading on the San Antonio Missions, see the San Antonio Express-News.

Storm 8 - Bakersfield Blaze 6

Key StatisticsCF Mallex Smith 2-4, 2 2B; SS Benji Gonzalez 2-4; 3B Diego Goris 2-5; DH Gabriel Quintana 2-5, 2B, 2 RBI; 1B Luis Domoromo 2-4, HR (9), 4 RBI, SB (4); LF Jeremy Baltz 2-4, 2B; RF Corey Adamson 1-3, HR (6), 2 RBI; RHP Colin Rea (W, 8-5) 5.0 IP 6 H 5 R 5 ER 5 Ks 2 HR; RHP Nick Mutz 1.0 IP H R ER K; RHP Adam Cimber 1.0 IP H K; RHP Brandon Alger (S,9) 2.0 IP H BB 2 Ks.

Prospect Watch:A pair of four run innings were enough for the visiting Storm to win their second game in a row and stay on top of the overall standing in the Cal League with a 58-40 record...Mallex Smith actually did not steal a base tonight...By the end of the year Corey Adamson could have double digits in doubles, triples, home runs and steals...Storm Closer Trevor Gott who had 16 saves for Lake Elsinore and a 3.16 ERA in 31.1 innings before being promoted to San Antonio after the Cal League All-Star Game, was included in the Huston Street trade last night.

For further reading on the Storm please see the Southwest Riverside News Network.

TinCaps 7 - Quad Cities River Bandits 0

Key Statistics: SS Trea Turner 3-4, 2B, 2 RBI, BB, SB (3); 3B Dustin Peterson 2-5, 2 RBI; C Adolfo Reina 1-4, HR (7), RBI, BB; DH Ryan Miller 2-5; 2 B Josh VanMeter 2-3, 2B, BB; RHP Cody Hebner (W, 1-1) 5.0 IP H BB 4 Ks; RHP Justin Livengood 3.0 IP 2 H BB 2 Ks; RHP Erik Cabrera 1.0 IP.

Prospect WatchLife with the TinCaps. Lose 13 in a row, then win the next three out of four...SS Trea Turner was hitting .171 in the month of July in Eugene. Since being promoted to Fort Wayne he is at .389/.450/.611 with three extra-base hits in his first four games...Catchers Ryan Miller and Adolfo Reina have hit 15 home runs between them...Hebner had his longest and best start of the three he’s made since coming down from Lake Elsinore...Dustin Peterson is now leading the Midwest League with 72 RBI.

For further reading on the TinCaps, see the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette.

Vancouver Canadiens 11 - Emeralds 3

Key Statistics:DH Franchy Cordero 1-3, 2 RBI, BB;2B Joe Epperson 1-3, BB; LHP Thomas Dorminy (L,0-1) 1.0 IP 6 H 4 R BB 2 Ks; RHP Seth Lucio 1.0 IP H K.

Prospect WatchThis season Dorminy has pitched well only giving up one earned run in eight outings for an 0.64 ERA, the problem is that he gave up four unearned runs tonight and only lasted an inning. The Ems made five errors tonight, three by their shortstop Nick Vilter, who was playing to provide some defensive stability with Franchy Cordero’s problems...After making four errors on Tuesday, Cordero made his second straight start as a DH...UCSB’s Joe Epperson is hitting .333/.417/.381 and has seen time at five different positions (LF, CF, 2B, 3B and DH).

For further reading on the Emeralds, see the Eugene Register-Guard.

AZL Padres 5 - AZL Dodgers 1

Key Statistics:CF Travis Jankowski 1-3, SB (1); RF Alex Dickerson 2-4, 2B, 3B; DH Yonder Alonso 2-5; 2B Daniel Bravo 1-3, BB; 3B Luis Urias 2-4; RHP Walker Weickel (W, 1-0) 5.0 IP 2 H BB 3 Ks; RHP Tyler Wilson 1.0 IP H R ER 3 Ks.

Prospect WatchOn a lovely 104 degrees day in Phoenix Travis Jankowski, Alex Dickerson and Yonder Alonso attempted to prove that they are all back from their injuries to get out of the heat. It was the first game back for both Jankowski, who saw his first action since snapping his wrist against an outfield wall on April 23, and Alonso. Tonight was the third game for Alex Dickerson, the main component of the Jaff Decker/Miles Mikolas trade in the off-season who has missed most of the season recovering from surgery on his heel to remove a cyst...A good second start by Walker Weickel, a supplemental first round pick in 2012 who struggled this season in Fort Wayne...Hopefully with a guy on the MLB roster and some top prospects there was a quality post-game buffet for the AZL Padres.

For the box scores of all the games please go to the MiLB.com scoreboards.

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