MadFriars' Daily Farm Report: May 30

Jason Lane turned in another great all around performance for the Chihuahuas. The Missions and Storm's bullpens struggled and errors once again let down the TinCaps.

Chihuahuas 4 - Las Vegas Stars 3

Key Statistics:LF/RF Jake Goebbert 1-3, BB; RF Jeff Francoeur 2-4; 1B Cody Decker 0-2, 2 BBs; P Jason Lane 1-2, 2B, RBI, BB; LHP Jason Lane (W, 5-4) 6.0 IP 6 H 2 R 2 ER BB 6 Ks HR; RHP Blaine Boyer (S, 5) 1.0 IP 2 H R ER.

Prospect Watch: One of the most interesting this year in the Padres' system has been the comeback attempt by Jason Lane, the pitcher who does everything. After giving up a solo home run in the first inning he got the run back with an RBI double in the third inning and then proceeded to hold the club with the best record in the PCL to two earned runs in a hitter friendly park that is his home field. As a hitter Lane is now hitting .407/.484/.667 in 27 plate appearances. He also is available to play left, right and first base and will probably do catering if you ask him...Jeff Francoeur, who also dabbles in pitching, after hitting .196 in April has really played well in May with a .355/.388/.570 slash line. He's been very good against lefties with a .429 batting average.

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

Arkansas Travelers 8 - Missions 4

Key Statistics: RF Yeison Asencio 2-4, 2B; C Jason Hagerty 2-4, 2 2Bs, 3 RBI; 3B Jake Lemmerman 1-3, BB; LF Adam Buschini 1-4, HR (1), RBI; RHP John Hussey 5.0 IP 6 H 2 R 2 ER 3 BB 2 K; RHP Jerry Sullivan (BS, 3) 1.0 IP 2 H R ER BB K; RHP Johnny Barbato (L, 2-2) 0.2 IP 3 H 4 R 2 ER BB 2 Ks.

Prospect Watch: A rare night for the Missions as their bullpen, which has been the strength of the team let them down as Jerry Sullivan allowed the visitors to tie and closer Johnny Barbato gave up four runs, two of the earned, as San Antonio went down on Friday night...How good has Barbato been up to this point? He has given up 10 runs this year in three games. The other 21 he has held the opposition scoreless....Jason Hagerty is starting to pull out of his slump after a big April. He now has five hits in his last 11 at-bats...Austin Hedges, after pushing his batting average up to .287 last week has been in a bit of a slump and is one for twelve in his last three games.

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

Visalia Rawhide 4 - Storm 3

Key StatisticsSS Diego Goris 2-4, 2B, RBI; 3B Gabriel Quintana 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI; RHP Bryce Morrow 5.1 IP 5 H 2 R 2 ER K, HR; RHP Brandon Alger (BS, 2) 2.1 IP H R ER K HR; RHP Cody Hebner (L, 2-3 0.1 IP 2 H R ER 2 BB.

Prospect Watch:As with San Antonio, the normally strong bullpen for Lake Elsinore let down the Storm on the road as Cody Hebner gave up a double to the first batter he faced in the eighth, intentionally walked the next one, followed by a run scoring single for the game winner...Hebner, after starting out strong to open the season, has given up 11 earned runs in his last six appearances. He gave up four in his first 17...Alberth Martiniez has seen his OPS sink from .834 in April to .588 in May.

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

Bowling Green Hot Rods 9 - TinCaps 6

Key StatisticsCF Mallex Smith 1-4, BB, SB (40); DH Dane Phillips 2-4, 2B; HR (2), 2 RBI; C Ryan Miller 2-4, 2B; LF Henry Charles 2-4, 2B; SS River Stevens 2-4; RHP Ronald Herrera 6.2 IP 7 H 5 R 2 ER BB 5 Ks; RHP Wilson Santos (BS,1)(L,0-3) 1.0 IP 4 H 4 R 3 ER BB K.

Prospect Watch:Four runs and two errors by the TinCaps in the eighth inning erased their narrow one run lead as Fort Wayne dropped the series finale on the road...Mallex Smith now has 40 steals in 51 games...The TinCaps had three errors in today's game and now have 105 for the season in 54 games...With quite a few big name position prospects Ryan Miller, an athletic catcher the Padres took in the fourteenth round out of San Bernardino Valley College (JC) is having a nice year. Miller, 21, started off strong in Eugene last year before slumping is hitting .308/.400/.500 with runners in scoring position this season and has been better than expected defensively and getting the majority of the time behind the plate.

For further reading on the TinCaps, see the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette.

For the box scores of all the games please go to the scoreboards.

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