AA San Antonio
Now this is more like the Mission home games that we are all accustomed to. 3 runs were scored total in the game, the Missions went 0-3 with RISP, and were out hit by Frisco 5-10. However all that matered was that after a Phillips single, Cody Decker clubbed a 2 run HR that gave the Missions a 2-1 lead in 5th. The pen was great and the Missions won their 5th game in a row and 7 of 8, 2-1 final.
Buschmann got the start and was effective over 6 innings. He did give up 8 H and 1 BB in those 6 innings, but he managed to limit the damage by allowing 7 of the 8 hits to be singles. Spence struck out 2 over an inning, he gave up a single but then proceeded to pick the batter off. Colt Hynes pitched a 1,2,3 9th for his 1st save.
The offense was pretty much none existant for the Missions outside of Deckers 2 run HR (his 8th). Jaff went 1-3, BB, but was caught trying to steal 2nd. James Darnell had his 6 game hitting streak snapped. His # of games reaching base safely also was snapped at 13. Darnell went 0-3, with 2 K. Blanks went 1-4, SB (1), starting again at 1st.
High A Lake Elsinore
The middle of the order is coming alive and they are a forced to be afraid of. Jedd Gyorko hit a 3 run HR in the 5th inning to blow open a 1 run game. Stockton would make the game close off the Storms pen, but an RBI double by Hagerty would seal the game and give the Storm an 8-4 win.
Sullivan got the start and had easily his best start of the year. After allowing 2 runs on 3 hits in the first inning he settled down to allow 0 runs and scatter 4 singles his last 5 innings on the mound. Overall his line read 6 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K. He improved to 3-1 on the year with a 3.32 ERA. Miles Mikolas pitched a scoreless 9th for the Storm. In 5 G this year (5 IP) he has allowed 5 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K.
Offensively it was Gyorko and Hagerty once again. Along with the HR (3), Gyorko went 2-5, 2 RS, 4 RBI. Hagerty meanwhile went 2-3, 2B, 2 RS, RBI, BB, HBP. Rincon had a nice game going 3-5, 2B, RS. Rincon is now hitting .375/.,432/.556 this year. The score could have even been more of a blowout if the Storm hadnt gone 2-13 with RISP.
Low A Fort Wayne
Zach Cates had by far his worst outing as a Padre, as he only lasted 0.1 of an inning. He left with 1 out, the bases loaded, and 3 runs already in. The relief was no help as all 3 runs scored. The Tin Caps would eventually find themselves down 10-0 after the 4th. Then the comeback started, 6 in the 5th, 1 in the 6th and 2 in the 8th put the score at 10-9. In the 9th the Tin Caps would get a 2 out 2B by Tommy Medica but that would be it as Dore struck out to end the game. Great comeback falls short 9-10
Cates was yanked really early, maybe it was a problem with his delivery, I am not sure. Either way his 0.1 IP, 3 H, 6 ER, 3 BB, 1 K line ballooned his ERA up to 6.46. Jackson came on and pitched a solid 5 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K. Franklin pitched a 1,2,3 9th with 2 K to keep the game close.
Chris Bisson finally got his average over the Mendoza/Ludwick line (or is the Luddy line .150?). He went 2-5, 2 RS, 2B, 2 RBI. The Tin Caps really need to get him and Guinn going if they are going to make a run (not to mention Tate and Williams back). Blackwood continued his strong showing in the MWL going 2-5, HR (5), 2 RS, RBI. Cunningham and Medica both his a pair of doubles for the Tin Caps. Dore (2-5, 2 RS, 2B), Killian (2-4, 2B, RS, RBI), and Garcia (3-4, 2 RS, 2B, RBI) all had multi hit games at the bottom of the order. Liriano did not have as good of a game 3 with Fort Wayne going 0-5, RBI.