MadFriars' Daily Farm Report: July 17

Mallex Smith nets five hits in leading the Storm to a win. All-Star Jonathan Galvez and fellow Dominican Franmil Reyes also led their teams to victory.

El Paso Chihuahuas 7 – Fresno Grizzlies 6

Key Statistics: RHP Matt Wisler 5.2 IP, 8 H, 6 ER, 2 BB, 5 Ks; CF Reymond Fuentes 2-4, 2B, 2 RS, BB; LF Jonathan Galvez 3-5, 2B, HR (8), 4 RBI; 1B Cody Decker 3-5, 2B, RBI.

Prospect Watch Not exactly the start they were hoping for from Matt Wisler. No excuses, he just was not very good. Fresno knocked him around… Fuentes is back to rocking in AAA. Not only does he have a nine game hitting streak but seven of the nine have been multi-hit games. There was a reason he was called up to the majors last year, and he is showing it again… Galvez was a triple short of the cycle, and showed why he was an All Star. Galvez has not only increased his OPS by 140 points from last year, but his strikeout rate is way down. I believe this is called improvement, and will probably land him back on the 40-man roster in the off-season.

San Antonio Missions 5 – Midland Rockhounds 6

Key Statistics: RHP Justin Hancock 4.1 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, BB, 6 Ks; 2B Cory Spangenberg 2-5, 2B, RS, SB (7); CF Rymer Liriano 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI, SB (16); LF Hunter Renfroe 1-3, 2 RBI, BB.

Prospect Watch Hit of the game was going to be Liriano’s bases loaded double, until a ninth inning blown save. With two outs in the ninth Renfroe missed played a ball in left field both the game tying and game winning run came into score as the Missions lost… Justin Hancock was remarkable for the first four innings allowing just a solo home run as the only one allowed. The fifth inning saw four of five hitters all hitting grounders, but all of them reached the outfield. Stats aside, it was a good start.

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

Storm 9 – Bakersfield Blaze 1

Key Statistics: RHP Zach Eflin 6 IP, 7 H, ER, 4 Ks; RHP Tayron Guerrero IP, H, BB, 3 Ks; RF Mallex Smith 5-5, 2B, HR (2), 3 RS, SB (65).

Prospect Watch Mallex’s quest for stolen base domination continued with his 65th stolen base of the season. Between two leagues he is now hitting .301/.393/.411. More impressively that 65th stolen base passed his career high in stolen bases… With Ross gone Eflin is now the ace of the staff. No worries as he has won four in a row and over those starts has 23 IP, 20 H, 4 ER, 5 BB, 14 K and a 1.57 ERA… not bad for a hitters' league.

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

TinCaps 7 – Quad City River Bandits 4

Key Statistics: RHP Jimmy Brasoban 5 IP, 5 H, 3 R, ER, BB, 3 Ks; SS Trea Turner 2-4, 3B, 2 RS, BB; RF Franmil Reyes 2-5, HR (8), 3 RBI; C Adolfo Reina 3-5, 2 HR (6), 2 RBI.

Prospect Watch Make it another multi-hit game for Trea Turner, and another extra-base hit. For those of you that have been mad about how much Liriano and Renfroe strike out, Turner has struck out once in 18 at bats with the Tin Caps… Franmil Reyes is hitting .341/.341/.568 over his last 10 games and .313/.313/.500 in July. His strikeout numbers are down… but so are his walk totals, as he hasn’t walked this month.

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

Ems 9– Vancouver Canadians 11

Key Statistics: RHP Zach Lemmond 3 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, K; RF Nick Torres 2-5, 2B, RS, 2 RBI; Jose Urena 1-3, 2B, 2 RBI.

Prospect Watch After a day off Franchy Cordero was back in the game… just not in the field as he was the DH. He still went 1-5, with 2 RBI. Small steps… Lemmond had a rough first start. The Padres see him as a starter but have been using him exclusively out of the pen until today. He was still throwing mid 90’s, but he wasn’t missing any bats.

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

AZL Padres 4 – AZL Rangers 5

Key Statistics: RHP Starling Ynfante 3.2 IP, 2 H, R, 2 BB, 3 Ks; RF Alex Dickerson 0-2; CF Michael Gettys 2-4, HR (1), 2 RBI; C Ricardo Valenzuela 1-3, HR (1), RBI.

Prospect Watch First career home run for Michael Gettys. Gettys is hitting .313 with an .800 OPS in AZL, although he has struck out 28 times in 21 games. The question might be how much stock should we put into his numbers this first season. We know the Padres will be doing a lot of work with him during the off-season, but for now it just might be a “show me what you got;” and so far, it's not to bad.

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

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