MadFriars' Daily Farm Report: August 31

El Paso is a game away from ending the season at .500 and San Antonio bounces back after a bad loss. Lake Elsinore looks ready for the playoffs and Fort Wayne has a huge double-header sweep. Only the Emeralds disappointed on Sunday.

Chihuahuas 4 - Salt Lake City Bees 1

Key Statistics:3B Jace Peterson 2-4, 2B; SS Tyler Greene 3-4, HR (9), 3 RBI; LF Yeison Asencio 2-4; C Adam Moore 2-3, 2B; RHP Joe Wieland (2-1) 6.1 IP 6 H BB 8 Ks.

Prospect Watch:The Chihuahuas got a strong performance from Joe Wieland who looks ready for his September call-up as El Paso won their second in a row. El Paso won’t make the playoffs, but if they win tomorrow they will finish .500 on the season...One player that surprisingly has not been accumulating frequent flier miles between El Paso and San Diego surprisingly is Tyler Greene. Greene has hit .302/.354/.443, mainly at shortstop, but has also seen time at second and third to go along with five years of major league experience. Usually when big league teams need an infielder in AAA, the first one is a shortstop - and preferably, with major league experience.

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

San Antonio 7 - Midland Rockhounds 1

Key Statistics:2B Casey McElroy 1-2, 2 BB; DH Jason Hagerty 1-3, 2B, RBI, 2 BB; RF Alex Dickerson 3-5, 2B, 3 RBI; C Austin Hedges 1-4, BB; SS Diego Goris 2-5; CF Lee Orr 2-4, HR (8), 2 RBI; 3B Jake Lemmerman 1-3, BB; RHP Matt Branham 4.0 IP 3 H R ER BB 4 Ks HR; RHP John Hussey (W, 5-5) 3.0 IP H 2 BB.

Prospect Watch:The Missions came back after a bad loss last night to pound the RockHounds..RF Alex Dickerson is now hitting .331/.378/.511. Suddenly, after a number of barren years the Padres have quite a few upper-level young corner outfielders in Rymer Liriano, Hunter Renfroe, Yeison Ascencio, Jake Goebbert and Dickerson...C Austin Hedges moved his slash line up to .225/.268/.321 for the season.

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

Storm 6 - Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 3

Key StatisticsCF Mallex Smith 1-3, BB; SS Jose Rondon 2-3; LF Jeremy Baltz 2-3, 2B, HR (11), 4 RBI; RHP Colin Rea (W, 11-9) 5.0 IP H 9 Ks; RHP Tony Rizzotti 1.0 IP 2 H 2 Ks; RHP Tayron Guerrero 1.0 IP H R ER 2 Ks; LHP Brandon Alger (S, 15) 1.0 IP K.

Prospect Watch:The Storm won again to give them an overall record of 74-64, the best in the Padres’ system. Additionally, they also lead the league in attendance at 3,153...Jeremy Baltz hit his second straight home run. The second round pick out of St. John’s in 2012 has had a disappointing year but has shown signs of rounding back into they type of hitter he and the organization believe that he can be...A great night by Colin Rea who for the most part has been pretty good this year with a 118/37 K/BB ratio. The Missions’ staff in 2015 will be led by three pretty good pitchers in Zack Eflin, Elliot Morris and Rea.

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

Game 1 TinCaps 3 - Bowling Green Hot Rods 1< 7 innings

Key StatisticsDH Fernando Perez 2-4, 2 2B, 3 RBI; 1B Jake Bauers 1-2, 2B, 2 BB; LF Nick Schulz 1-2, 2 BB; RHP Kyle Lloyd 4.0 IP 2 H R ER 3 BB 8 Ks HR; RHP Jason Jester (W, 3-1) 2.0 IP 2 H; RHP Ryan Butler (S, 10) 1.0 IP BB 3 Ks.

Game 2 TinCaps 2- Bowling Green Hot Rods 1 7 innings

Key StatisticsRF Nick Schulz 2-3, 2B, RBI; C John Nester 1-3; LF Henry Charles 1-3, RBI; LHP Jeffery Enloe (W, 6-6) 5.2 IP 4 H BB K; RHP (S, 3) RHP Nick Mutz 0.2 IP H BB; RHP Eric Yardley 1.1 IP 2 H R K.

Prospect Watch:The TinCaps did what they needed to and swept a double-header; although they made the second one a little interesting in the ninth. If they win tomorrow, they are in the playoffs. Fort Wayne won both games with strong starting pitching from Kyle Lloyd, who is leading the Midwest League and organization in strikeouts was dominant in the four innings he threw. In game two, Jeffery Enloe made his second straight start where he shutout the opposition...at the plate the hero has been free agent signee Nick Shulz, who came into the game today hitting .410/.465/.756 and today was 3-5 with a walk, double and RBI in two games...In closing out the first game, Ryan Butler was sitting in the high 90s and struck out the side...It’s been a strange ride for the TinCaps. At one point in the season they lost 13 straight games, but has won five of their last six down the stretch to put themselves in playoff contention.

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

Hillsboro Hops 7 - Emeralds 1

Key Statistics:1B Marcus Davis 3-4, 2 2B, RBI; LHP Payton Baskette (L, 0-2) 4.2 IP 7 H 6 R 6 ER 2 BB 7 Ks.

Prospect Watch:Another tough day for the Ems as they dropped their third straight as they limp towards their season finale on Monday...Marcus Davis had his first extra-base hits in eight games. After hitting .402 in July Marcus has been hampered by a bad hamstring which has thrown off his timing in August where he has hit .224/.286/.345 in August. He is still hitting .322/.408/.537 overall and should finish among the league leaders at the end of the season.

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.

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