MadFriars' Daily Farm Report: May 18

Great day on the farm as three of the four clubs are victorious. Big offensive comebacks led El Paso and San Antonio, while great pitching from Zach Eflin give the Storm another victory.

Check out John's recap of El Paso's thrilling win over Vegas.

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

Missions 9 – Frisco RoughRiders 5

Key Statistics CF Rymer Liriano 2-3, 2 RS, RBI, BB, SB (7); 2B Adam Buschini 2-4, 2B, 2 RS; LF Reymond Fuentes 2-5, 2 RBI; RHP John Hussey 4.1 IP, 9 H, 5 R, ER, BB; RHP Jerry Sullivan 1.0 IP 2 H K

Prospect Watch: After missing all of last year, it has been a long way back for Jerry Sullivan. It looks like he didn't miss a beat. His fastball has more movement on it, he looks more confident on the mound…Reymond Fuentes is starting to regain his stroke in AA and has pushed his batting average up to .273.

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

Storm 4– Lancaster Jethawks 2

Key Statistics RHP Zach Eflin 5.1 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, BB, 7 K; CF Alberth Martinez 3-4, 2 2B, HR (4), 2 RBI; SS Diego Goris 3-4.

Prospect Watch: For the first three weeks of the season Alberth Martinez was a wrecking machine. He was hitting nearly .330 with a .900 OPS. Since then he has only hit .220 with .600 OPS. Hopefully today will get him back on track. Martinez had his first multi-extra base hit game in nearly three weeks.

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

TinCaps 10 – South Bend Silver Hawks 11

Key Statistics CF Mallex Smith 3-4, 2 RS, 2 SB (30); 3B Dustin Peterson 2-4, HR (2), 2 RS, 2 RBI; RF Franmil Reyes 2-4, 2B, 3 RS, RBI, BB: C Dane Phillips 2-5, 2 RBI; 1B Jake Bauers 2-5, RBI; LHP Payton Baskette 4.1 IP, 11 H, 6 R, 3 ER, K; .

Prospect Watch: TinCaps score two in the top of the ninth only to see South Bend score two more in the bottom half to walk-off with the victory. In a surprising move the Padres left Mallex Smith in Fort Wayne instead of promoting him to Lake Elsinore. While the move might have been disappointing to Smith he is making the most of his opportunities. After stealing 64 bags in 110 games last year, Smith has 30 in only 39 games thus far. He is hitting for a higher average, while his on-base and slugging percentages have also improved. The one area he has not improved is his strikeout rate which has increased slightly from 17.4% to 18.3%. Outside of that small fact it would be hard to not see him be named a MWL All-Star.

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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