Prospect Watch: After taking a few games to adjust to AAA, Jace Peterson has hit the ground running. Actually running is the only thing he hasn't done, as he has now hit safely in seven of his last eight games. With the two extra base hits tonight, he pushed his AAA OPS to over 1.000. Jace might have been a bit overwhelmed when he first was called up to San Diego, but every passing game he looks more and more ready for the big leagues.
For further reading on the El Paso Chihuahuas, see the El Paso Times.
No game for San Antonio
Storm 4– High Desert Mavericks 2
Prospect Watch: RHP Trevor Gott got his 12th save of the year tonight with a one-two-three ninth inning. As surprising as it is this was Gott's first perfect outing since a one out save on April 26th. He has been far from perfect, but has been effective. Like most prospect relievers Gott has a big fastball, but it will be his secondary pitches that determine whether or not he is effective at higher levels.
For further reading on the Storm please see the Southwest Riverside News Network.
TinCaps 6 – Lake County Captains 7
Prospect Watch: What a difference a month makes. Mallex Smith has become a beast both off the plate, and on the bases. After hitting a lowly .221/.315/.305 in April that number has jumped to .375/.459/.486 in May. He looks like he is seeing the ball better, and spraying the ball to all fields.
Possibly more importantly it looked like the public predictions by many that Mallex Smith would lead all of baseball in stolen bases got to his head at the beginning of the year. It seemed like every time he got on base he was compelled to steal. He knew it and unfortunately so did the other team. His caught stealing numbers in April were higher than his entire Padre career. As Smith started heating up in May, he started holding back just a bit. He steal leads the minors with 33 stolen bases, but he has gone from attempting a stolen base 68% of the time he reached base in April to 54% in May. With that his success rate for stolen bases has increased.
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.