Prospect Watch With Yonder Alonso, Jedd Gyorko, and Everth Cabrera all back in the majors, the AAA lineup begins to reshape. For the first time all year the Chihuahuas had a resemblance of what they thought there lineup would look like at the beginning of the year… Rymer Liriano only had one hit but did not strike out for only the second time in seven PCL games.
For further reading on the El Paso Chihuahuas, see the El Paso Times.
Prospect Watch Austin Hedges, Cody Overbeck, and Diego Goris went back-to-back-to-back with home runs in the ninth to put the game out of reach. Since being drafted the idea was the defense is there the hitting is a bonus. Hedges .236/.280/.350 line is nothing to gawk at but for being one of the youngest players in AA (21), and playing a demanding position, he still has time to grow… Since three rough outings in late June, Adys Portillo has gone 6.1 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 8 K. He has not thrown on back to back days all season… so whats the Padre’s plan with him?
Storm 0 – Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 4
Prospect Watch After scoring 15 yesterday the Storm were tired. Jose Rondon and Benji Gonzalez were the only Storm members with hits. Rondon has reached base safely in all games as a member of the Storm except one (the game where he took a grounder to the neck in the first inning and left).
For further reading on the Storm please see the Southwest Riverside News Network.
TinCaps 2 – Great Lakes Loons 1 (12 innings)
Prospect Watch After struggling to make contact throughout most of the game, Franmil Reyes finally made contact in the 12th… and he hit it a LONG way… Speaking of missing Jake Bauers went 0-6 with 4 K. He is hitting just .228 in July (after hitting .360 with a 1.000 OPS in May/June). Lets hope he can shake the slump.
For further reading on the TinCaps, see the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette.
Ems 8 – Salem Keizer Volcanoes 6
Prospect Watch If you are a speedy center fielder today is the type of game you want to have. Both Travis Jankowski and Auston Bousfield had multi-hit games, stole bases, and scored multiple times. You expect it from Jankowski, but it was nice to see from Bousfield… I was hoping yesterday would light a fire under Nick Torres and he started off great with a double, so at least it is a start. Torres did fire a bullet from right field to throw out a runner at the plate.
For further reading on the Emeralds, see the Eugene Register-Guard.
AZL Padres 8 – AZL White Sox 0
Prospect Watch A few years ago when the Padres traded relief pitcher Mike Adams for Joe Wieland and Robbie Erlin all of us were hoping that in 2014 they would be dominating for the Padres. Of course, the cruel twist of fate has it that they are dominating for the Padres… the AZL Padres. While its not great, it is nice to see Wieland on the mound as he is rehabbing from Tommy John. Lets hope we don’t hear the words “elbow soreness” anytime soon.
For the box scores of all the games please go to the MiLB.com scoreboards.