Prospect Watch Matt Wisler made two bad pitches and both were hit for home runs. All four runs given up by Wisler came on them. He has now not walked a batter in three of his last four starts and faced one batter in the seventh who proceeded to hit the ball in the gap. It might have been another run allowed if it wasn’t for Liriano chasing the ball down and firing an absolute bullet to second to throw the batter out.
For further reading on the El Paso Chihuahuas, see the El Paso Times.
San Antonio Missions 6– NW Arkansas Naturals 3 (14 innings)
Prospect Watch R.J. Alvarez gave up his first run of the year for the Missions, but Diego Goris made up for it with his two-run home run in the 14th. Outside of Alvarez the rest of the pen was fantastic; Ibarra (IP, 3 Ks, Portillo (IP, H, 2 Ks), Hussey (3 IP, H, K); Dimrock (IP, 2 K), and Garces (IP, Save) combined for seven innings allowing only two baserunners!
Storm 2– High Desert Mavericks 6
Prospect Watch There was electricity in the air in Lake Elsinore as Andrew Cashner threw his first start in over a month. He looked ready to go and his pitches were crisp and the Mavs were stumped. He threw 24 pitches in two innings 19 for strikes. No flyball outs.
For further reading on the Storm please see the Southwest Riverside News Network.
TinCaps 5– Lake County Captains 8
Prospect Watch With the TinCaps tied for the remaining playoff spot with a few weeks left, this was not the start they were looking for out of TinCap vet Hebner. His one inning was his shortest unplanned exit of the year. It of course was not helped when 3B Dustin Peterson commited an error with two outs in the inning that eventually allowed five more Captains to score. The TinCaps didn’t give up though, battling from 7-0 down to an 8-5 loss.
For further reading on the TinCaps, see the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette.
Ems 9 – Hillsboro Hops 3
Prospect Watch This is what the Padres were hoping to get out of their short-season club this year. The most buzzed about prospect in the Padres system during the offseason, Cordero, had six total bases and is now hitting .288/.332/.503 as a 19 year old shortstop. High draft picks Nick Torees and Austin Bousfield were both a hit away from the cycle. Torres especially has had a .600 SLG since I called him out last week for not hitting for enough power.
For further reading on the Emeralds, see the Eugene Register-Guard.
AZL Padres 2 – AZL Cubs 6
Prospect Watch As we head into the final weeks of the AZL season it will be interesting to wonder if any of the AZL Padres have played well enough to get their name on the list for players ticketed to skip Eugene and go straight to Fort Wayne next year. Very good chance we see second round pick Michael Gettys .309/.367/.401. But will we see others like Jordan Paroubeck (.286/.346/.437) or Carlos Belen (.268/.357/.577)? Will be interesting to see how things play out with the new GM.
For the box scores of all the games please go to the MiLB.com scoreboards.