MadFriars' Daily Farm Report: May13

Fort Wayne, San Antonio and El Paso all won by three runs or more. Lake Elsinore went to extra innings and ended when first baseman Duanel Jones gunned down a runner trying to score from second on an infield single. Walk off out!

Chihuahuas 6 - Albuquerque Isotopes 3

Key Statistics 2B Jace Peterson 1-3, 2 RBI, 2 BB; RF Jeff Francoeur 3-4, 2B, RS; C Adam Moore 1-4, HR (4), RBI; RHP Billy Buckner 5.2 IP, 3 H, ER, 3 BB, 4 K.

Prospect Watch: For the second year in a row a 30 year old catcher is leading the Padres' AAA franchise. Last year it was Rene Rivera who hit .343/.382/.474, this year it is Adam Moore. Moore is hitting .357/.410/.527 so far this season, and is hitting .450 thus far in May. Moore has had cups of coffee in the majors each of the past five years, but hasn't been able to stick.

For further reading on the El Paso Chihuahuas, see the El Paso Times.

Missions 5 – Corpus Christi Hooks 6 (conclusion from yesterday)

Missions 7 – Corpus Christi Hooks 4

Key Statistics 3B Jake Lemmerman 2-4, 2B, HR (1), 2 RS, 4 RBI; DH Austin Hedges 1-3, 2B, RS, RBI, BB; 1B Lee Orr 2-4, HR (4), 2 RBI.

Prospect Watch: Johnny Barbato picked up his 11th save on the season. The 21 year old pitcher, has now earned a save in his last six appearances. He has not allowed a run over his last ten innings, while striking out 13. Most importantly his walk numbers have decreased from nearly 5.5 walks per nine innings his first year in the organization, down to two walks per nine. He currently has a 25:4 K/BB ratio in 21 innings.

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

Storm 4 – Inland Empire 3 (12 innings)

Key Statistics C John Nester 2-4, 2B, HR (1), 2 RS, RBI, BB; RHP Zach Eflin 5 IP, 5 H, ER, 4 K; .

Prospect Watch: Welcome back Jeremy Baltz! The power hitting left-fielder returned after missing the past month and a half. Baltz went 0-3, with two walks and a RBI in his 2014 debut. Last year in Lake Elsinore he hit .309/.370/.511 with 19 doubles and 10 home runs in 67 games. With Baltz back the Storm now have more firepower than just Hunter Renfroe. Renfore went 1-6, hit into a double play with the bases loaded in the tenth inning, and struck out to end the twelfth,but he did steal two bases.

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

TinCaps 7 – Lake County Captains 0

Key Statistics CF Mallex Smith 2-4, RS; 3B Dustin Peterson 1-4, 2B, 2 RBI, RS; 2B Josh VanMeter 1-3, HR (1), 2 RBI; RHP Kyle Lloyd 4 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K; RHP Tony Wieber 4 IP, 3 H, BB, 2 K.

Prospect Watch: Josh VanMeter hit his first professional home run. VanMeter was drafted as a very raw but talented player, who was viewed that his glove was vastly ahead of his bat. Despite that he hit .278 last year in the AZL and started this year hitting near .300. Since the first ten games VanMeter has been hitting a robust .150, but has been showing signs of life recently. Like most of the Fort Wayne offense, the team is so young that a steep learning curve is expected. Still VanMeter's bat is a work in progress but it is improving.

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.


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