Prospect Watch Jedd Gyorko had the day off, but Everth Cabrera and Yonder Alonso made their AAA rehab debuts. Not much else to discuss… Keyvius Sampson allowed the first two on before striking out the next two and getting a groundout to end the inning. He hasn’t allowed a run in his last three appearances (four innings) although he has allowed six baserunners.
Prospect Watch Who said the Missions don’t have an offense? Even with Hagerty on the DL, and Hunter Renfroe and Austin Hedges strullging the Missions still put up eight runs thanks to their infield. Goris has shown that AA is no more challenging than High A, Spangenberg is batting .320 on the year and is batting .350 with a .900 OPS since the Texas League break. Finally, Casey McElroy is seven hits over his last three games. Oh, and Jesse Hahn, Joe Ross, and R.J. Alvarez all made successful AA appearances.
Storm 8 – San Jose Giants 1
Prospect Watch Elliot Morris made his Storm debut and looked just as dominating as the guy he replaced (Joe Ross). There is a reason that ESPN's Keith Law thought that Morris might be the “wild card” and steal of the trade. He flashed three plus pitches and more importantly was able to throw everything for a strike. There was not a lot of swing and misses, but the hitters never made solid contact… SS Jose Rondon fielded an infield single in the bottom of the first, and then was taken out of the game. No word on the extent of the injury.
For further reading on the Storm please see the Southwest Riverside News Network.
TinCaps 1– Cedar Rapids Kernals 8
Prospect Watch Max Fried was on a pitch count again. He labored through the first inning throwing 34 pitches and surrendering a two-run home run. He settled down with a one-two-three second inning but by that time his pitch limit (50 pitches) had been reached and he was removed… Not a lot of highlights for the TinCaps. The only highlight came after a Trea Turner walk. Fernando Perez his a ball that bounced off the second basemans glove and into right field. Turner raced all the way around to score on the play, which was the TinCaps' only run.
For further reading on the TinCaps, see the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette.
Ems 13– Hillsboro Hops 7
Prospect Watch Alex Dickerson continues his rehab with the Ems. After spending four games with Peoria he has now appeared in back to back games in Eugene both in right field. Remember some experts had Dickerson as a Top 10 Padres' prospect after acquiring him for Jaff Decker and Miles Mikolas. BTW Mikolas who was only a reliever/closer in the Padres system got the start and the win tonight in the major leagues for Texas against the Yankees.
For further reading on the Emeralds, see the Eugene Register-Guard.
AZL Padres 10 – AZL Brewers 3
Prospect Watch Carlos Belen was someone the Padres were really high on when they signed him out of the Dominican last year. He is only 18, and the Padres think he has the frame to add even more weight, and become a very good power hitter. He showed some of that by hammering his second home run of the year… Jankowski played his first full game in center field. No matter the numbers look for him to stay in Peoria for another week before going back to AA (to join Renfroe and Liriano) .
For the box scores of all the games please go to the MiLB.com scoreboards.