Prospect Watch: Jason Lane set a new career high for strikeouts with 10. It could have been his best career start as he struck out five of six batters in a span from the first through the third innings, but his own throwing error on a weak ground ball by the opposing pitcher opened the floodgate as the next three batters all reached base including a bases loaded walk. At 38 we know Lane is not a prospect, but he is showing he can still be successful, and hopefully will get another chance at the majors either with the Padres or another team.
Game 1: Missions 7 – Springfield Cardinals 6 (10 innings)
Game 2: Missions 6 – Springfield Cardinals 3 (7 innings)
Key Statistics: 3B Adam Buschini 2-4, 2 RBI; C Robert Kral 1-4, 2B, 3 RBI; LF Rymer Liriano 1-3, BB, 2 RS, 2 SB (14).
Prospect Watch: It has been a tough month for Rymer Liriano. After putting up .315/.391/.550 in May, his stats dipped considerably to .235/.290/.347 in June. However hopefully today is a sign of good things to come. Coming into today Liriano had two stolen bases in 24 June games, today he had three. In 24 games he hit one home run, today he doubled that. His multi-hit and multi-RBI games were his first in nearly two weeks. With a loaded outfield roster in AA, I wonder how much longer Rymer will be in this part of Texas.
No game for the Storm
For further reading on the Storm please see the Southwest Riverside News Network.
South Bend Silver Hawks 10 - TinCaps 3
Prospect WatchSpeaking of doubling their offensive output, after his first 17 games Josh VanMeter had just three runs scored, five RBI, and one extra-base hit. Over his last four games he has three run scores, three doubles, and four RBI. He has now reached base safely in his last 11 games, and if he can start to hit for even a little power, he might sneak his way onto the Top 30 prospect list.
For further reading on the TinCaps, see the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette.
Game 1: Emeralds 5 - Spokane Indians 1 (7 innings)
Prospect Watch Cory Spangenberg is set for one more game tomorrow with Eugene before heading back to San Antonio... Supplemental 2011 first round pick Michael Kelly continues his excellent streak. His six innings pitched were a career best. Over his last three starts Kelly has gone 15.2 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 4 BB, 11 Ks... that is a 0.6 WHIP and a sub 1 ERA... There is no data for Game 2 but per the Ems twitter feed they lost 6-0.
For further reading on the Emeralds, see the Eugene Register-Guard.
AZL Padres 1 – AZL Angels 6
Key Statistics: RHP Alexander Constanza 3.2 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 4 K; CF Michael Gettys 3-4, 2B; C John Nestor 1-2.
Prospect Watch First three hit game for Gettys, he also has four multi-hit games over his last six. Today was also his first career double, for what its worth. It was also his first game since June 21st, that Gettys did not strikeout. Baby steps...
For the box scores of all the games please go to the MiLB.com scoreboards.