MadFriars' Daily Farm Report: August 20

Matt Wisler leads the Missions to their third consecutive win lowering their magic number to 1

Sacramento River Cats 6 – Tucson Padres 7

Key Statistics RHP Keyvius Sampson 4 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 6 BB, 1 K; CF Reymond Fuentes 1-3, 2 RS, 2 BB, SB (5, 34 overall)

Prospect Watch: After a few great months it looks like we are back to the old Sampson. Sampson has walked 12 batters in the last 9 innings. In 15 AAA innings since being promoted, Sampson has now walked 15 batters. Compare that to walking only 33 batters in 103 AA innings.

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

San Antonio Missions 3 – Frisco RoughRiders 1

Key Statistics RHP Matt Wisler 5 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K; 2B Cory Spangenberg 2-4, 2B, HR (2), 2 RS

Prospect Watch: Over his last four starts Wisler has gone 3-0, allowing only one run on seven hits in 21 innings while striking out 26. He has been about as dominant as a pitcher can be in the Texas League. Wisler has 128 strikeouts in 120 innings while walking only 33… Cory Spangenberg hit his second homerun in 63 Texas League games. Spangenberg has hit for a respectable average (.276) moderate stolen bases (15), but has only ten extrabase hits and has struck out 52 times compared to only 15 walks.

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

Lancaster Jethawks 4 – Lake Elsinore Storm 5

Key Statistics C Dane Phillips 1-3, RS, BB; 1B A.J. Kirby-Jones 2-4, HR (5), 2 RBI; LF Jeremy Baltz 2-4, RS

Prospect Watch: With no Peterson in the lineup, and Bryce Morrow being hit hard, the top prospect of the night is either Dane Phillips or Cory Hebner. Phillips has struggled to a .525 SLG % in the Cal League. Hebner has struggled the last 2 months posting a 4.99 ERA, and walking 17 in his last 30.2 innings. He has rebounded recently throwing 5.2 scoreless allowing just one hit while striking out six.

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

. Great Lakes Loons 2 – Fort Wayne TinCaps 4

Key Statistics RHP Colin Rea 4 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K; RF Alberth Martinez 2-4, 3B, HR (10), 2 RBI, BB; 1B Diego Goris 1-4, HR (6), RBI

Prospect Watch: Roman Madrid picked up his 21st save of the year. After posting a 1.11 ERA through his first 29 games (32 innings), he has come crashing back to Earth to the tune a 5.40 ERA and a WHIP of nearly 2. He is still striking out nearly a hitter an inning, and has yet to allow a homerun this year.

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

. Eugene Emeralds 2 –Everett Aquasox 7

Key Stats: RF Donavan Tate 1-3, 2B, RBI, BB;

Prospect Watch: Ems commit three errors, collect just five hits, and allow 19 baserunners in just 8 innings.

AZL Padres 1 – AZL Rangers 6

Key Stats: RHP Cam Stewert 4 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 K; LF Jose Urena 1-4, HR (9), RBI; 3B Dustin Peterson 2-4, SB (3)

Prospect Watch: Dustin Peterson is hitting a solid .297 in 37 games. Unfortunately, the power that made his brother such a high first round pick has not yet shown up in the younger brother. The 18 year-old has only eight extra base hits all year (all doubles), and only one double in the last two weeks.

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

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