Prospect Watch: The Aces pounded Robbie Erlin, jumping on him for nine runs in the first inning and cruising to a lop-sided win. The lefty had yielded five hits and a walk before recording his first out and was tagged for a three-run homer and grand slam in that ugly frame. He saw his ERA rise nearly a full run for the season. … With the game completely out of hand, Jesus Marchan once again came in for an inning of mop-up work. The 32-year-old utility infielder made his fourth pitching appearance of the season, giving up his first earned run on a pair of hits and a walk. Overall, he's now worked 4.1 innings, giving up five hits. … Cody Decker continues to work on the move behind the plate, entering the game as a defensive replacement in the fifth inning. The former UCLA slugger launched his eighth homer of the year in the ninth as part of a 2-for-3 day. With the large lead, Reno did not test him on the basepaths.
For further reading on the Tucson Padres, see the A rizona Daily Star
San Antonio Missions 7 Corpus Christi Hooks 2
Yeison Asencio continues to enjoy hitting in the Texas League. The 23-year-old slugging outfielder posted his second three-hit performance since getting promoted on June 7. He connected on his first homer in Double-A, a huge blast to left center in the first against Texas League ERA leader Jake Buchanan in the first. ... Donn Roach rebounded from a rough outing in his last start, going six innings with only two runs allowed for the win. The righty had the sinker working, recording 11 outs on the ground and matching his season high with five strikeouts. It was the fourth inning before a Hooks batter got the ball out of the infield.
For further reading on the San Antonio Missions, see the San Antonio Express-News
Lake Elsinore Storm 4 Lancaster 2
Prospect Watch: The Storm finished out the first half of the year with a flourish, topping the first half South Division champs and pushing their June record to 13-5. … Travis Jankowski extended his hitting streak to 10 games with a line drive single in the first. The speedster then did what he's been doing all year and promptly stole second for his Cal-League best 45th. For the month, he has a 383/479/517 line, with 15 stolen bases. … Jace Peterson also continued his hot play, extending his own streak to seven games with a double and triple. He now sits at 375/455/625 in June and has more walks than strikeouts during the month.
Ft. Wayne TinCaps 10 West Michigan Whitecaps 5
Prospect Watch: Making what will be his final Midwest League start, Justin Hancock solidified his hold on the ERA lead, giving up only one earned run over five innings. The 22-year-year old righty certainly enjoyed his second trip through Low-A much more than his first, finishing with a 1.73 ERA across 12 starts. Last year, a 6.95 ERA earned him a trip backward to Eugene. Now, the Ohio native will get to Elsinore just in time for a trip to High Desert to welcome him to the Cal League. … Diego Goris continues to improve as the season goes on. After hitting just .233 in April, he was up to .288 in May and is now hitting .317 in June. The 22-year-old Dominican has 16 extra-base hits – including a double Sunday – in 162 plate appearances. He remains a work in progress in the field, no matter where he plays. As a shortstop Sunday, he kicked the first ball hit in his direction for his third error in five games at the position. Overall, he has nine errors in 187 total chances at all four infield positions.
For further reading on the TinCaps, see the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette
Boise Hawks 8 Eugene Emeralds 2
Prospect Watch: Lefty Erik Schoenrock, the Padres 11th round pick out of Memphis, started his professional career impressively, working four no-hit innings. A lefty with a big time curve ball, Schoenrock recorded four strikeouts and seven ground ball outs, not allowing a ball out of the infield. … Things didn't go nearly as well for sixth-rounder Trevor Gott, ninth-rounder Adam Cimber, or 18th-rounder Brandon Fry. The three relievers yielded seven earned runs over three innings of work, with Fry giving up a pair without recording an out. … At the plate, 17-year-old Franmil Reyes was once again the standout performer. Coming off a strong showing in extended spring training that earned him the early promotion to Eugene, Reyes blasted his first home run in the States while going 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored.
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