MadFriars' Daily Farm Report: June 12

On the eve of the Northwest League opening up, two prospects hit grand slams to propel their teams to victory. In Lake Elsinore Ross gets hammered in a loss.

Chihuahuas 8 – New Orleans Zephyrs 4

Key Statistics 1B Jake Goebbert 3-4, 2 HR (11), 7 RBI, BB; 2B Brooks Conrad 2-3, 3 RS, BB; RHP Matt Wisler 6 IP 8 H, 3 ER, BB, 3 Ks.

Prospect Watch: Some days you wake up and just know it is going to be your day. I would have to believe that is what new Chihuahua Jake Goebbert thought. After Wisler gave up three runs in the third, Goebbert hit a three-run bomb. Three innings later Goebbert came up with the bases loaded and two out and once again crushed a pitch for a grand slam. Goebbert was acquired in the Kyle Blanks trade, and has atleast given El Paso some much needed pop from the left side. Since coming over he is hitting .295/.427/.523 with five home runs and 18 RBI in 27 games.

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

Missions 2 – Midland Rockhounds 3

Key Statistics 2B Casey McElroy 2-4, 2 RS; C Austin Hedges 1-3, 2B, RBI, BB; RHP James Needy 5.1 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 7 Ks; RHP Adys Portillo 1 IP, H, R, 0 ER, 2 BBs.

Prospect Watch: Uh oh. Let hope this game was an abnormality for Adys Portillo and not a sign of things to come. Not only did Portillo walk two in one inning for the second game in a row, but he also failed to strike out a batter for the first time all season. Most disturbing, Portillo walked just five batters in 14.2 innings in May, thus far in June he has walked six in five innings.

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

Storm 6 – High Desert Mavericks 18

Key Statistics RF Hunter Renfroe 1-5, 3B, RS; DH Dane Phillips 3-5, 2 2B, 3B, 2 RS; 1B Luis Domoromo 3-4, 2B, RS, RBI; RHP Joe Ross 3.1 IP, 11 H, 9 ER, BB, K.

Prospect Watch: Well this is a start Ross would love to forget. This was his first start since being named an all-star, and similar to Adys Portillo and Johnny Barbato, they all had a bad outing their next time out. Ross gave up more runs in this start than he did in the entire month of April. Ouch!

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

TinCaps 7 – Lansing Lugnuts 2

Key Statistics 3B Dustin Peterson 1-5, HR (6), 4 RBI; SS River Stevens 2-4, RS; LF Luis Tejada 2-3, 2B, HR (2), 2 RBI; RHP Ronald Herrara 5 IP, 6 H, 0 ER, BB, 2 Ks.

Prospect Watch: Bauers extended his hit streak to 18 with an eighth inning single. Peterson hit his sixth home run of the year; a grand slam. His brother, fellow first round pick D.J. Peterson hit his 14th home run of the year tonight against Joe Ross. River Stevens is hitting .310/326/.500 in his 11 games thus far with Fort Wayne.

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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