MadFriars' Daily Farm Report: June 22

El Paso loses in extra-innings and San Antonio wastes another solid pitching performance by James Needy. The Storm and TinCaps win. Eugene's winning streak comes to an end and the AZL Padres get off of the "schnide"

Omaha Storm Chasers 7 - Chihuahuas 6 10 innings

Key Statistics:2B Brooks Conrad 3-5, HR (16), 2 RBI; RF Jeff Francoeur 1-4, BB; 3B Chris Nelson 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI; 1B Jonathan Galvez 2-4, 2B; RHP Matt Wisler 5.0 IP 5 H R ER 4 BB 6 Ks HR; RHP Hector Ambriz (BS, 2) 0.2 IP; RHP Dennis O'Grady (BS, 2)(L,2-1) 0.1 IP 3 H 2 R 2 ER BB K.

Prospect Watch:El Paso was up 5-2 going into the eighth when an error by SS Tyler Greene brought in a pair of runs to bring them within one. The next batter hit a sacrifice fly to tie the game. In the top of the tenth Brooks Conrad hit his sixteenth home run of the year before Dennis O'Grady gave up a pair of runs to give Omaha the win...Although Conrad has 16 home runs, which is second overall in the organization, he is hitting .174 in June. Still, he can play three infield positions and is crushing left-handed pitching with a .327/.406/.709 slash line...After a tough debut Matt Wisler has begun putting up more familiar numbers this month with a 3-1 record and 3.70 ERA. His K/BB ratio is still a little high at 14/9 but then again he also doesn't turn 22 until September.

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

Midland Rockhounds 2 - Missions 1

Key Statistics: CF Reymond Fuentes 2-4, 2B; RF Yeison Asencio 1-3, BB; DH Cody Overbeck 2-4; RHP James Needy 6.2 IP 5 H R ER 2 BB 4 Ks; RHP Adys Portillo (L, 0-3) 0.2 IP H R ER 3 BB K.

Prospect Watch: At one point this season the Missions' offense went over 40 innings without scoring a run. While it hasn't been that bad yet, in the past two games they have scored a grand total of two in 20 innings...Adys Portillo, who was a Texas League All-Star is having a brutal June with a 12.64 ERA with 12 walks in 7.2 innings. Tonight he gave up three walks in less than an inning to give the RockHounds the deciding run in the eighth inning...In his last nine starts James Needy has allowed two or fewer earned runs. Additionally he is second on the team in innings pitched and has a 2.48 ERA. His ERA has improved every month [April, 4.32, May 2.15 and June 1.52].

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

Storm 11 - Lancaster Jethawks 2

Key StatisticsCF Alberth Martiniez 2-4, 2 RBI; 1B Luis Domoromo 1-3, BB; C Dan Phillips 2-5, 2B, RBI; RF Jeremy Baltz 2-3, RBI; DH Duanel Jones 2-4; 2B Benji Gonzalez 2-4, 2B, RBI; RHP Coby Cowgill (W, 1-0) 5.0 IP 5 H 2 R ER BB 6 Ks; RHP Tayron Guerrero (H,1) 0.2 IP BB.

Prospect Watch:Coby Cowgil made his Cal League debut and threw a very respectable five innings to get his first victory...Nice performance by the Storm bats today...Luis Domoromo is hitting .404/.439/.577 in June.

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

TinCaps 5 - West Michigan Whitecaps 4

Key Statistics: DH Franmil Reyes 1-3, BB; 1B Jake Bauers 2-2, 2 RBI, BB; LF Henry Charles 2-4, 2B; LHP Payton Baskette (W, 3-3) 6.0 IP 7 H 2 R 2 ER 2 BB 4 Ks; RHP Nick Mutz (S,8) 1.0 IP.

Prospect WatchPayton Baskette had his best start of the season as he helped the visiting TinCaps to victory over West Michigan to split the series...With a pair of hits today Jake Bauers is hitting .364/.446/.527 and with a 189 plate appearances its not really a hot start anymore either...Closer Nick Mutz has a 1.74 ERA in 31 innings for the TinCaps.

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

Tri-City Dust Devils 6 - Emeralds 4

Key Statistics:2B Jalen Goree 1-3, 2B, RBI, BB, SB (3); 1B Trae Santos 1-3, BB; LF Jose Urena 2-4, 2B, RBI; RHP Tony Wieber 5.0 IP 4 H 2 R 2 ER 5 Ks; RHP Chris Huffman (BS, 1) (L, 0-1) 0.2 IP 4 H 4 R 4 ER 2 BB K.

Prospect Watch After four straight wins the Ems let the eighth inning get away from them as Tri-City put four on the board for the win...2B Jalen Goree is off to a nice start at .321/.424/.571 in his first eight games with three stolen bases.

For further reading on the Emeralds, see the Eugene Register-Guard.

AZL Padres 8- AZL White Sox 2

Key Statistics:LF Jordan Paroubeck 3-5, RBI; SS Ruddy Giron 2-5, 2 RBI; 1B Jonas Lantigua 1-3, BB; 3B Carlos Belen 1-3, 3B, BB; DH Zach Risedorf 1-3, RBI, BB; RHP Mayky Perez 4.0 IP 3 H 2 R 2 ER 5 Ks; RHP T.J. Weir (W, 1-0) 2.0 IP H 2 Ks.

Prospect WatchThe AZL Padres got their first win of the season after dropping their first two on Sunday night...One big advantage of how the new draft rules that were enacted in 2012 benefit everyone is high school players get some exposure to the pro game until holding out until mid-August. The Padres had two of their top picks second rounder Michael Gettys and sixth rounder Zach Risedorf in action. Gettys struck out three times looking in four plate appearances and reached base the other time on a throwing error...Nice start by 2013 third round Jordan Paroubeck, who should also see some time in center this season as well.

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


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