Prospect Watch: Through three innings Sampson had allowed only a walk while striking out five. Innings four through six were not as effective. The second time through the order the Sampson looked like a different pitcher. Whether it was the adjustments the hitters made, or the lack of adjustment Sampson made, it was a different outcome… Leonel Campos was considered by many as a dark horse candidate to be in the Padres pen entering spring training. Eleven appearances and that is no longer a thought. Campos has allowed runs in seven of his 11 outings, and lefties are hitting .350 off of him. Campos has now allowed 13 runs this year, he allowed 12 runs in all of 2013.
For further reading on the El Paso Chihuahuas, see the El Paso Times.
Missions 4 – Frisco RoughRiders 2
Prospect Watch: Johnny Barbato has been everything the Padres could have wanted thus far. In twelve outings this year he has only allowed runs in two of them. The Padres moved Barbato to the pen in hopes that it would help with his accuracy, as he averaged roughly five walks per nine innings. This year he has only walked four in 16 innings (2.25 walks per 9). Batters are only hitting .148 off of him. Most impressively, the hit allowed by Barbato today was just the second hit Barbato has allowed at home this year (8.1 IP, 2 H, BB, 8 K).
Storm 3 – Visalia Rawhide 2 (11 innings)
Prospect Watch: The Storm win their seventh in a row with their third straight walk off. This time is was newcomers John Nestor singling home Luis Tejada in the 11th for the win… Since MadFriars released our interview with Colin Rea, he has now gone 16 IP, 13 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 14 K, which is a 1.13 ERA.
Call it the "Conniff blessing".
For further reading on the Storm please see the Southwest Riverside News Network.
TinCaps 13 – Great Lakes Loons 4
Key Statistics CF Mallex Smith 2-4, 3 RS, SB (17); RF Franmil Reyes 2-5, 2 RBI; 2B Fernando Perez 3-5, 2B, 2 RS, 3 RBI; C Ryan Miller 3-5, 2B, 3 RS; 1B Jake Bauers 3-4, RS, RBI, BB, RHP Coby Cowgill 5 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 5 BB, 2 K (W, 2-0).
Prospect Watch: What a difference a day makes. After committing nine errors the previous two games the TinCaps made some changes. Before the game they sent down top prospect Franchy Cordero who was averaging an error a game, as well as power hitting LF Jose Urena who had also committed multiple errors in yesterdays game alone. Today the TinCaps committed only one error (Franmil Reyes), while seven TinCaps collected multi-hit games, and eight TinCaps scored at least one run.
For further reading on the TinCaps, see the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette.
For the box scores of all the games please go to the MiLB.com scoreboards.