MadFriars' Daily Farm Report: August 21

Missions clinch a playoff spot, while Anthony Bass leads the T-Pads to a win to begin their final homestand ever in Tucson.

Tucson Padres 5 Tacoma Rainiers 3

Key Statistics RHP Anthony Bass 8 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K; DH Cody Decker 2-3, HR (16), 2 RBI, BB; 2B Jonathan Galvez 1-3, RS, SB (20), HBP

Prospect Watch: Bass had his best outing of the year, and possibly career tonight, making one last-ditch effort to be recalled in September. After being hammered for most of the season Bass has now had three straight good starts, giving up four earned runs on 16 hits over 20 innings with a solid 14 strikeouts against only one walk in that stretch.

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

San Antonio Missions 6 – Frisco RoughRiders 5

Key Statistics RHP Josh Geer 6 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K; 1B Tommy Medica 2-4 HR (15), 4 RBI; CF Rico Noel 1-3, RS, SB (55)

Prospect Watch: The Mission's version of Carlos Quentin, has managed to stay healthy for the last two months, and the Missions are better off for it. Tommy Medica missed all of May and June, but now hit his 15th home run of the year. He is now boasting a .282/.365/.555 line, which is tops among Missions. Medica still wants to get back behind the plate, but the Padres will be happy just to keep him healthy.

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

Lake Elsinore Storm 4 Lancaster JetHawks 3

David has the recap of the Storm's walk-off win.

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

. South Bend Silver Hawks 6 – Fort Wayne TinCaps 7 (16 innings)

Key Statistics RHP Bryan Rodriguez 5 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 7 K; CF Mallex Smith 3-7 RS, BB, SB (58); LF Luis Domoromo 3-7, 2 2B, 2 RS

Prospect Watch: Mallex Smith moved into first place in the MWL stolen base chase last night by stealing two bases, and kept his lead by stealing another one tonight. In fact Smith has stolen 7 bases over his last four games, and hasn't been caught in over a week. ... After Bryan Rodriguez finished five innings, four TinCaps relievers combined to toss nine shutout innings, giving up only three hits along the way. The final reliever, Matt Chabot, was the only guy to give up any runs, but the TinCaps rallied for two in the bottom of the 15th before walking off in the 16th. The six pitchers combined for a franchise-record 20 strikeouts.

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

. Eugene Emeralds 1 –Everett Aquasox 2

Key Stats: LHP Erik Schoenrock 3 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K; RHP Kyle Lloyd 3 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K; RF Donavan Tate 1-4

Prospect Watch: Kyle Lloyd has given up two runs on 10 hits over his last four outings, with a stellar 23 strikeouts against only three walks. The Ems once again had only two hits, both singles.

AZL Padres 3 – AZL Rangers 2

Key Stats: RHP Payton Baskette 5 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K; SS Josh VanMeter 2-4, RS, RBI;

Prospect Watch: Over his last eight games Josh VanMeter has gone 10-26, including a pair of doubles, and has nine walks against only one strikeout, good for a slash line of .385/.543/.462.

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

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