MadFriars' Daily Farm Report: August 17

Mallex Smith

El Paso drops it second in a row but San Antonio gets a walk-off win. The Storm show some heart and Fort Wayne can't generate the offense. We were in Eugene for a very long night and the AZL Padres game is postponed.

Memphis Redbirds 7 - Chihuahuas 5

Key Statistics:CF Cameron Maybin 1-4, BB; 1B Jonathan Galvez 2-3, HR (10), RBI; RF Jeff Francoeur 2-5; 2B Taylor Lindsey 3-5, 2B, RBI; 3B Alex Castellanos 2-4, RBI; RHP Donn Roach (L, 4-6) 4.1 IP 8 H 6 R 6 ER 3 BB K HR.

Prospect Watch:The Redbirds chased starter Donn Roach in the fifth inning when they put up six runs...It was the second start in a row that Roach has given up six earned runs after allowing one and throwing a shutout in his previous two...Jonathan Galvez reached double digits in home runs for the first time since Lake Elsinore in 2011 when he hit 13.

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

San Antonio 6 - Northwest Arkansas Naturals 3 13 innings

Key Statistics:2B Casey McElroy 0-2, 3 BB; RF Alex Dickerson 3-5 HR (2), 3 RBI, BB; SS Diego Goris 2-5, HR (4) 2 RBI; 3B Jake Lemmerman 3-4, 2B, BB; LHP Robbie Erlin 5.0 IP 6 H 2 R 2 ER BB 5 Ks; RHP Bryce Morrow 6.1 IP 7 H R ER K;RHP Luis De La Cruz (W, 6-8) 1.2 IP H 3 Ks.

Prospect Watch:Alex Dickerson cracked a big three run walk-off home run to send the Missions home with a victory in the thirteenth. San Antonio rallied twice to tie the game putting two runs up in the ninth on Diego Goris’ two-run home run and adding another run in the twelfth on C Austin Hedges’ RBI to tie it...Another solid outing by Bryce Morrow who now has a 2.79 ERA in 71 innings in the Texas League with a 51/13 K/BB ratio.

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

Storm 8 - Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 4 10 innings

Key StatisticsCF Mallex Smith 2-5, SB (36); DH Benji Gonzalez 3-5, 2B; 3B Gabriel Quintana 3-5, 2B, HR (18), 2 RBI; RHP Rafael De Paula 4.2 IP 6 H 4 R 4 ER 3 BB 6 Ks 3 HR; RHP Joe Church 2.1 IP H 4 Ks; LHP Chris Nunn (W, 4-2) 2.0 IP 2 BB 3 Ks; RHP Brandon Alger 1.0 IP 2 Ks.

Prospect Watch:Lake Elsinore was down 4-0 going into the top of the seventh and then put up two runs in the seventh and two more in the eighth to tie the game before going nuts with four runs in the top of the tenth....Gabriel Quintana hit his 18th home run today which doubles his previous high of nine in Fort Wayne last year.

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

Lake County Captains 4 - TinCaps 1

Key Statistics:CF Ronnie Richardson 1-4, BB; RF Franmil Reyes 1-3, BB; SS Josh VanMeter 1-3, 2B, RBI, BB; RHP Ronald Herrera (L, 6-8) 5.0 IP 7 H 3 R 3 ER BB 3 Ks.

Prospect WatchThe TinCaps were held to only six hits with Josh VanMeter’s RBI double in the bottom of the ninth their only extra-base hit...Ronnie Richardson is still an on-base machine with a season OBP of .413...VanMeter is hitting .297/.376/.373 in the second half...DH Trea Turner was 1-5 today. In 32 games with the TinCaps he has only been held hitless three times.

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

Hillsboro Hops 9 - Emeralds 7 17 innings

Key Statistics:CF Auston Bousfield 1-4, BB; DH River Stevens 1-6, BB; SS Franchy Cordero 3-7, RBI, BB; RF Nick Torres 3-8, 2 RBI; 1B/P/1B Trae Santos 3-8, HR (4), 4 RBI; C Michael Miller 1-7, BB, LF Jose Urena 1-6, 2 BB; 3B/P Joey Epperson 2-7, 2 2B; RHP Colby Blueberg 2.0 IP H 4 Ks; RHP Samuel Holland 3.0 IP 2 BB 3 Ks; RHP Brandon Fry 3.0 IP 2 H 2 Ks; LHP Trae Santos 2.0 IP h BB; RHP Joey Epperson (L, 0-1) 1.0 IP H 2 R 2 ER BB HR.

Prospect WatchYes we were there for the whole 17 innings and our game story has more information on Trae Santos first pitching appearance since he was in college and if he wants to become the next Jason Lane.

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

The AZL Padres game was called off because of in-climate weather.

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

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