Key Statistics: 2B Jedd Gyorko 2-4, HR (1), 2 RS, 2 RBI; RF Rymer Liriano 3-4, 2 2B, 4 RS, 3 RBI, BB; 1B Alex Castellanos 4-5, 2B, 2 RS, HR (6), 6 RBI; ECab PH 0-1; PH Alonso 0-1; LHP Jason Lane (W, 6-8) 6.0 IP 7 H 4 R 2 ER 4 Ks.
Prospect Watch Who needs the DH? In a surprising move El Paso manager Pat Murphy turned down the DH in favor of letting his pitcher, Jason Late, hit. Lane proceeded to go 3-3 hitting his third home run of the year. So not only did Lane throw six innings allowing only two earned runs, but he saw his batting average rise to .419!!
For further reading on the El Paso Chihuahuas, see the El Paso Times.
Prospect Watch Cory Spangenberg extended his hit streak to nine games, including four straight multi-hit games. Whats more he has shown the ability to play a solid centerfield in addition to second. Spangenberg has been the forgotten prospect as he has been out with multiple concussions, but we cant forget that entering the 2012 season he was ranked as the #1 second base prospect in baseball.
The Storm had the night off.
For further reading on the Storm please see the Southwest Riverside News Network.
TinCaps 1 – Beloit Snappers 6
Prospect Watch While Jason Lane’s .419 is incredible impressive, Trea Turner has to be hitting an equally as impressive .444/.512/.611 in Fort Wayne. Obviously nine games is a small sample size but five extra-base hits, four stolen bases, five walks, and only three strikeouts… incredibly impressive for the first round pick.
For further reading on the TinCaps, see the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette.
Ems 4– Tri City Dust Devils 3
Prospect Watch A great walk-off win for the Ems. The Ems scored two in the bottom of the ninth thanks to newly rehabbing centerfielder Jankowski. After a Bousfield hit-by-pitch, Jankowski singled, then with Bousfield pulled off a double steal. The throw went into center, Bousfield scored, Jankowski to third. He then scored on a walk-off sac fly. Not a bad way to play your first ever game as an Emerald. (He went from AZL to Fort Wayne in 2012 than straight to Elsinore last year). .
For further reading on the Emeralds, see the Eugene Register-Guard.
AZL Padres 4 – AZL Giants 7
Prospect Watch Since I complimented Carlos Belen on Monday on how well he was playing, he has proceeded to go 1-8 with 6 Ks… Despite not hitting for the great power we thought he would hit for, Gettys still has a .512 SLG percentage over his last ten games and has an .848 OPS for the year.
For the box scores of all the games please go to the MiLB.com scoreboards.