Minor League Recap July 5th

The Ems break a record and Tekotte has one hell of day.

AAA Tucson

Tucson was rained out today. The game will be made up as part of a double header the next time the T-Pads face Reno August 24th – 28th

AA San Antonio

Big game for Blake Tekotte as the Missions role to another win 11-3.

Tekotte homered 2x, scored 3 runs, had 3 runs batted in, and topped it all off with 4 hits and his 24th SB. It was both his 1st time all year he had a multi-HR game, and the first time all year he had 4 hits in a game. With the 4 hits Tekotte raised his BA to .292 while raising his OBP to over .420 and SLG to over .500.

It might not have been the best start for Juan Oramas, but it was by far the most strikeouts he has gotten all year. Oramas went 5.1 IP allowing 3 runs (2 ER) on 5 hits walking 2 while fanning 9. It was the first time all year Oramas had a K/9 of over 9. With the win Oramas improved his record to an impressive 5-0 in 9 AA starts.

High A Lake Elsinore

Down by 1 in the 9th Storm get a couple of singles from Olabasi and Hagerty, and with 1 out Freiman had the game tieing RBI groundout. Fast forward to the bottom of the 10th and once again the Storm have 1st and 3rd with 1 out. This time the Quakes decide to intentionally walk Fuentes to load the bases to bring up Olabasi. He scored the game tieing run in the 9th and this time had the walk off walk to end the game. 4-3

Andrew Werner got his 3nd start of the year for Lake Elsinore and once again had a great start. The former independent league pitcher went 6 innings allowing only 1 R (unearned) on 4 hits and a walk while striking out 3. In 3 starts Werner now has a line of 19 IP, 12 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 18 K, and has a 70:15 K/BB ratio in 87 total innings this year.

While the offense is still missing Gyorko (now in AA) and Rincon (DL) the Storm were able to get contributions up and down the lineup as every player had at least 1 hit. Fuentes was on 3 times with 2 hits and the IBB, although he was picked off/CS (10). Olabasi score 2 runs and Tremblay had 3 hits and an RBI.

Low A Fort Wayne

Once again a great start by the starter only to see the bullpen come on and start giving up runs. Luckily this time Ibarra was able to come on with the tieing run on 2nd and no out and K 2 of the next 3 hitters to end the scoring threat for Western Michigan. Franklin gets his 1st save and Tin Caps win 5-4

Mark Hardy managed to win back to back starts for the first time since May. Hardy went 7 strong innings allowing only 1 ER (2 R) on 4 hits, walking 1 and striking out 5. It was the 2nd time all year the lefty was able to go 7 innings with his other coming 3 starts ago in a game he went 7.2 IP allowing 1 run and got the loss. The start was Hardy's 5th Quality Start of the year, with 4 of the 5 coming since June 1st.

Rymer Liriano just continues to tear up Mid West League pitching. The outfielder added another 3 hits today including 2 RBI. Liriano now has a mini 5 game hitting streak. In those 5 games he is batting a blistering 11-21 with 2 2B, HR, 4 RBI, 3 RS, 2 BB, 5 K.

Short Season Eugene

It's a new record! They did it! Ems break the NWL winning streak record as they break out 15 hits and win 9-3

The game didn't start off too promising for the Ems. Rae gave up a leadoff single, then threw the pickoff down the RF line. Next batter singles (RBI), and once again Rae tries to pickoff the runner and completely misses. 2 batters into the game, 2 singles, 2 blown pickoffs, and a runner on 3rd with a run already in, great start... After that Rae settled down and ended up going 5 solid innings only allowing that 1 run, 7 H, 1 BB, 3 K. The win improved Rae to 3-0 with a great 1.42 ERA.

The game was put out of reach in the 4th when Spangenberg came up with the bases loaded….and popped out to LF. Then Lee Orr came up and smacked a Grand Slam deep do right field, which gave the Ems a 7-1 lead. Lee now leads the club in HR with 3. Dore started his first game since June 19th (even though he was the DH). Dore went 1-5, HR (1).

Rookie League Padres

AZL Padres came back from a 6-2 deficit only to give up 4 in the 7th and fall 10-7. Jones, Alcanatara, and Daal each had a 2B and went a combined 5-12, 4 RS, 3 2B, 4 RBI, BB.

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