MadFriars' Daily Farm Report: August 8

Not a lot of bright spots tonight as the clubs are outscored 44 - 18. The one bright spot were the Missions and Matt Wisler

New Orleans Zephyrs 7 – Tucson Padres 4

Key Statistics RHP Brad Boxberger 1 IP, H, 3 Ks; C Eddy Rodriguez 2-4, HR (2) 2 RS, 2 RBI; 1B Cody Decker 1-2, HR (14), 2 RS, 2 BB.

Prospect Watch: With both Robert Kral and Austin Hedges healthy in AA, Rocky Gale was promoted to AAA. He went 0-1 in his first AAA game since May…Brad Boxberger hasn't always been the most reliable reliever, but what he has been able to generate are swings and misses. Boxberger has struck out 20 batters over his last 12 innings, while walking only two.

For further reading on the Tucson Padres please see the Arizona Daily Star

San Antonio Missions 7 – Arkansas Travelers 2

Key Statistics RHP Matt Wisler 5 IP, 2 H, ER, 0 BB, 8 Ks; CF Reymond Fuentes 3-4, 2B, 2 RS, RBI, BB; RF Yeison Asencio 2-5, 2B, RS, RBI.

Prospect Watch: Matt Wisler tied his AA high in strikeouts with six as he collected his ninth win of the year. Over his last two starts Wisler has gone 11 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 14 K. With this start Wisler has reached 118 innings on the year. We should not have to worry about him being shut down as he threw 114 innings last year, and should only have another 5-6 starts left in the regular season.

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

Lake Elsinore Storm 5 – Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 11

Key Statistics CF Travis Jankowski 1-4, RS, BB, SB (67); SS Jace Peterson 0-2, 2 RS, 2 BB, SB (36).

Prospect Watch: Jankowski continues to be the class of High A when it comes to stolen bases. He stole his career and league leading 67th base. Equally as impressive, over his last 60 games Jankowski has a batting average of .313 with a .380 on-base percentage. He still hasn't hit for much power, but if he can continue playing stellar defense with a .380 OBP and his ability to steal bases, he will continue to climb up the prospect ladder.

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

Fort Wayne TinCaps 1 – South Bend Silver Hawks 4

Key Statistics RHP Bryan Rodriguez 6 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K; 3B Diego Goris 1-4, HR (4), RBI; CF Alberth Martinez 1-4.

Prospect Watch: 3B/2B Diego Goris hit his fourth homerun of the season. He had been primarily at second base but has also gotten spot starts at third when Quintana has been out of the lineup. Little has been talked about the 22 year-old, who is a light hitting contact oriented infielder but he has only struck out 35 times this season.

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

Eugene Emeralds 0 – Spokane Indians 2

Key Stats: RHP Bryan Verbitsky 3 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K; RHP Michael Kelly 3 IP, 0 H, 1 K; RF Hunter Renfroe 2-4; PH Donovan Tate 0-1

Prospect Watch: Hunter Renfroe was told on Tuesday that he would report to Fort Wayne this weekend. I guess they decided to let him have one more game with Eugene…Donovan Tate had his first at bat in nearly a year. He pinch-hit with a runner on second and on out, sending a a weak grounder to short.

For further reading on the Emeralds, see the Eugene Register-Guard.

AZL Padres 1 – AZL Angels 18

Key Stats: SS Franchy Cordero 2-4, 3B, RS

Prospect Watch: AZL Padres gave up 16 runs in the second inning. Not a whole lot more to report since they only scored one run for the game.

For the box scores of all the games please go to the scoreboards

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