Prospect Watch I turned on the game to hear that “Smith” was pitching for El Paso and got excited that Burch Smith was finally off the disabled lis. Nope, Chris Smith. While Chris is about a decade older (33 years old), he was excellent in his first appearance out of the pen. He allowed only one hit over three innings while striking out five. In three appearances since joining the Chihuahuas Smith has struck out 19 in just 14 innings while posting a 2.57 ERA.
No game for San Antonio as Renfroe is hopefully recovering
Storm 5 – Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 6 (11 innings)
Key Statistics: RHP Coby Cowgill 5 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 4 Ks; DH Mallex Smith 3-5, 2B, 2 RS, BB, 3 SB (61 between both Fort Wayne and Lake Elsinore ); C Dane Phillips 3-6, 2B, 2 RS, RBI; 3B Gabrial Quintana 2-5, 2B, 2 RBI, BB.
Prospect Watch After getting hit hard for the first time in the Cal League, Tayron Guerrero returned the very next day to set the side down in order striking out two. He has allowed a run in just one of his eight appearances in the Cal League this year... Brandon Alger blew his third save this year despite striking out his most hitters in a game in over a month. He struck out the side but did walk two. It was only the second run he has allowed over the last month.
For further reading on the Storm please see the Southwest Riverside News Network.
TinCaps 4 – Great Lakes Loons 5
Prospect Watch Make it two straight multi-hit games for Franmil Reyes and four in his last six. He is batting .321 in the month of July... Josh VanMeter has a .829 OPS over the last two weeks. After striking out 21 times and walking just twice in May, VanMeter has just 14 strikeouts and 10 walks since.
For further reading on the TinCaps, see the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette.
Ems 3 – Salem-Keizer Volcanoes 4
Prospect Watch Franchy Cordero is back on the prospect map. He has nine hits over his last four game including a double, triple and two home runs. He can run, hit for average, power, and hes only 19. His defense is still awful, but the Padres believe he can stick at shortstop... SS Trea Turner is in an 0-20 slump.
For further reading on the Emeralds, see the Eugene Register-Guard.
AZL Padres 1 – AZL Dodgers 17
Prospect Watch: As the police say at a seen of an accident to on-lookers, "Not much here, please move along."
For the box scores of all the games please go to the MiLB.com scoreboards.