Prospect Watch: After a tough first outing, Despaigne made a statement in start number two. He still didn't have his best stuff, but was able to pitch past it to get his first AAA victory. Despaigne allowed multiple baserunners in four of the first five innings, but each time was able to escape with little to no damage. By the end he was the one making an adjustment as he retired the final eight batters he faced, three of them via strikeout.
For further reading on the El Paso Chihuahuas, see the El Paso Times.
The Missions had a needed day off
Storm 7– Visalia Rawhids 8
Prospect Watch: Zach Eflin just did not have it this afternoon. He was constantly falling behind players, and when he was throw strikes, the Rawhide were hitting it, and hard. Every starter has one of these starts, let's just see if he can rebound with a solid outing on Saturday.. Storm came back to take a 7-5 lead but gave up three runs in the last two innings to lose in walk-off fashion.
For further reading on the Storm please see the Southwest Riverside News Network.
TinCaps 4 – West Michigan Whitecaps 3
Prospect Watch: For the second start in a row Weickel left the game with a lead, and for the second start in a row the TinCaps blew the lead. It was also the second consecutive start that Weickel allowed fewer hits than inning pitched. This was the first time all year he has gone six innings allowing one or fewer runs. You have to look on the bright side when one of your top starters is 1-6, with a 6.26 ERA and a 31:28 K:BB ratio…The game was exciting as the TinCaps rallied with two runs in the ninth with the game ending as Josh VanMeter raced all the way home from first base on a failed pick-off attempt for the winning run. Remember just the other day this team got beat 19-1. You never know what is going to happen with the TinCaps.
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.