No game for the T-Pads today
AA San Antonio
It wasn't the greatest 2nd game for Wieland but a big HR from Jaff Decker led the Missions to a 7-5 win
Yesterday Jaff Decker walked 4 times today Jaff showed what he is capable of when he doesn't walk. The young LF belted a huge 3 run HR in the 2nd to give the Missions a 5-1 lead. It was the 1st HR for Decker since July 4th. Decker has now reached base safely in 8 of his last 10 G going 12-41, 5 RS, 4 2B, 1 HR, 10 RBI, 6 BB, 8 K, 3 SB. .293/.383/.463/.846
Wieland managed to allow a run in the 1st inning without the benefit of a hit. An error, SB, GO and sac fly put the Missions behind early. He would then get roughed up in the 3rd inning but caught a break when Sawyer Carroll cut off a ball that was headed for the gap then spun, threw, and made a great throw to 2nd to nail the runner and limiting the damage. Wieland did retire the last 6 hitters of the night before being removed for Reyes. Wieland went 5 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, BB, 2 K.
High A Lake Elsinore
A long drive deep to left field, if it stays fair its gone… and it's a WALK OFF HOME RUN FOR Tommy Medica! That was (not verbatim) the call by Storm broadcaster Sean McCall, as the Storm win 2-1 in 11.
Tommy Medica had hit in 8 straight before going 0-4 through regulation of tonights game. Obviously, that all changed with one swing of the bat. The catcher/1B has still been relegated to DH since joining the Storm, but that hasn't stopped him from posting a .974 OPS in 18 G with the Storm. With the HR, Medica now has an 8 game hitting streak and is hitting .351/455/.622 in August.
Andrew Werner picked up another quality start tonight by going 6 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K. Werner has now allowed either 0 or 1 ER in 7 of his 10 starts this season for the Storm. As great as that sounds, considering the hitter friendly Cal League, Werner remains at 5-1 on the year for the Storm and 7-7 overall
Low A Fort Wayne
Low scoring game in Fort Wayne. Spangenberg's 1st HR of the year in Fort Wayne put the Tin Caps up 1-0 and that was all they would need as they win 3-0
I was slightly optimistic after Cory Spangenberg had 3 straight multi hit games over the weekend. Unfortunately he then followed it up by going 0-8, 4 K in his next 2 games. Which bring us to today where he showed the Tin Caps why the Padres are so high on him. Spangenberg went 2-4, 2B, HR, 2 RS, 2 RBI. The 6 bases were 1st time getting 6 bases in a game with the Tin Caps and ties his brief career high (6/26).
Kevin Quackenbush threw the 9th inning for his 5th save (in 5 chances) for the Tin Caps. He allowed a walk and struck out 2 in the inning. In 24 G this year Quackenbush is 14-15 in SVO, 28.1 IP, 17 H, 1 ER, 9 BB, 45 K. Batters are actually fairing worse off Quackenbush in Fort Wayne (.148 BAA) compared to Eugene (.188 BAA).
Short Season Eugene
By the end of the 3rd inning every member of the Ems starting lineup had reached base safely via hit or walk. By the end of 4 the score was 12-0. Ems went on for an easy win 17-6
What hasn't Justin Miller done? The 22 year old was hitting over .400 in the AZL before his promotion to take over for Spangenberg. Since then he has hit safely in 12 of the 16 G including 7 multihit games. He is currently hitting .371/.452/.484 with the Ems. Its funny how splits work in small sample sizes as Miller is hitting .463 on the road but only .190 at home. Miller went 4-5, 2B, 3 RS, RBI, BB, SB (4).
Donavan Tate had his 1st 4 hit game of the year going 4-5, RS, 3 RBI, BB. He has now hit safely in 11 of his last 14 games, reaching base safely in all but 1 of them. The more impressive thing might be that since returning from suspension Tate has 13 BB compared to only 9 K and 9 SB.
Rookie League Padres
Pad squad had another off day