Prospect Watch 63 pitches (45 strikes) was all it took Andrew Cashner to get through five innings. It wasn’t the cleanest games for Cash as he once again gave up a home run, this time a two-run shot in the second inning. With OD struggling it is only a matter of time before Cashner returns to the big league rotation.
For further reading on the El Paso Chihuahuas, see the El Paso Times.
The San Antonio Missions had the day off.
Storm 6– Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 1
Prospect Watch What a night for the former Angel (system) pitcher Elliot Morris. Despite the fact that he was nearly tagged with the loss, he had easily his best start of the year. Since joining the Storm, Morris is 2-3 with a 2.70 ERA. The eight strikeouts tied his Cal League high (set June 12th when he was still with Inland Empire), and one off from a career high that he set in May with Burlington (MWL).
For further reading on the Storm please see the Southwest Riverside News Network.
TinCaps 3– Great Lakes Loons 2 (10 innings)
Prospect Watch Flame throwing closer Ryan Butler blew his first save of the year. Even with the run allowed Butler’s ERA still stands at an impressive 1.10… Trea Turner's speed won the game. He led off the 10th with a swinging bunt down the third base line, and then moved to third on a sharp single to right. Finally he scored on a sacrifice fly from Reyes to end the game giving the TinCaps a much needed win..
For further reading on the TinCaps, see the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette.
Ems 2 – Hilsboro Hops 9
Prospect Watch Kelly retired the first 12 of 13 batters to breeze through the first four innings. The fifth was a completely different game. The first eight batters reached base safely, although none hit the ball squarely. A seeing eye single, after an infield single, after error, after another couple ground ball singles; everything was just finding a hole. When all was said and done Kelly had allowed eight hits and a hit batsman in one inning of work.
For further reading on the Emeralds, see the Eugene Register-Guard.
For the box scores of all the games please go to the MiLB.com scoreboards.