MadFriars' Daily Farm Report: May 19

On a day when all four teams averaged just 4.5 hits, Casey Kelly gave the Missions a shutout win.

Chihuahuas 1 – Sacramento River Cats 2

Key Statistics RHP Billy Buckner 6.2 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 K; 2B Brooks Conrad 1-3, HR (8), SS Jace Peterson 1-3, CS.

Prospect Watch: Yep that's it, two hits. Tommy Medica has not fared well so far in El Paso. Medica went 0-4 with three strikeouts tonight and is batting only .194 on the season thus far. To make it sound even more depressing, Medica has one hit in his last 31 at bats. If it helps that one hit, was a double.

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

Missions 4 – Frisco RoughRiders 0

Key Statistics RHP Casey Kelly 6 IP, 4 H, 0 BB, 6 K; RHP Adys Portillo IP, 2 K; 2B Casey McElroy 1-4, HR (2), RBI; RF/LF Rymer Liriano 1-4, 2B, RS.

Prospect Watch: Kelly was very impressive Monday in his second rehab start with San Antonio. The right-hander allowed just one hit through his first three innings, throwing 26 of his 30 pitches for strikes. In the fourth, Kelly ran into his first trouble of the afternoon when two hits and a throwing error put runners on second and third with just one out. However, he escaped the jam, retiring Tomas Telis on strikes before getting Ryan Rua to bounce out to third..

Kelly (1-0) worked around a one-out single by Trever Adams (3-for-4) in the sixth, his final inning of work. The Sarasota, Florida native allowed just four hits and no walks, while striking out six, throwing 56 of his 71 pitches for strikes. [By Rich Weimert]

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

Storm 0– Modesto Nuts 4

Key Statistics RHP Colin Rea 4.2 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K; RF Hunter Renfroe 2-3, BB, SB (9)

Prospect Watch: The Storm went 0-12 with runners in scoring position in their shutout loss. The lone bright spot in the game was 2013 first round pick Hunter Renfroe. He reached base for three times for the first time in May, and has now hit safely in eight of the past 10 games Possibly the best sign for Renfroe is his strikeout numbers have gone down considerably. In April Renfroe struck out a baffling 35% of the time. Throughout all of May the number dropped to 18.6% and over the past two weeks that number is down to 10%. By comparison, Chase Headley, who many of us think strikes out every other at bat, strikes out at a 24.3% clip. So the drop by Renfroe from 35% to 18.6% is a huge move forward for the young power hitter.

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

TinCaps 2 – Lake County Captains 3

Key Statistics DH Dustin Peterson 1-4, HR (3), RBI; 2B Josh VanMeters 1-3, RS; RHP Kyle Lloyd 5 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, BB, 8 K .

Prospect Watch: TinCaps managed only three hits in the walk-off loss to the Captains. Dustin Peterson has now homered in back to back games, and over the past 10 games is hitting .300/.364/.525.

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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