Key Statistics: RHP Juan Oramas 5.1 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 5 BB, 2 Ks; single hits by Jace Peterson, Tyler Greene, Cody Decker, Taylor Lindsey and Rico Noel.
Prospect Watch Rymer Liriano did not play after coming up lame yesterday in the ninth. Adam Moore returned to El Paso for the first time since June 28. He went 0-3, but is hitting .294/.359/.474 on the year, which is great for anyone let alone a catcher.
For further reading on the El Paso Chihuahuas, see the El Paso Times.
Prospect Watch After a slow start to the year, Yeison Asencio has really picked it up. He will finish July with a .330/.394/.470 line. In terms of batting average he is hitting better than Casey McElroy, Hunter Renfroe, Jason Hagerty and Austin Hedges. It will be interesting to see what happens when Travis Jankowski comes off the DL The Missions already have Renfroe and Alex Dickerson in the outfield Add in Jankowski and where does that leave Asencio?.
Storm 9 – Lancaster Jethawks 13
Prospect Watch 22 runs scored tonight…and that’s considered a pitchers duel in Lancaster. Seven of the nine members of the Storm had multi-hit games with four doubles and three home runs… and yet still lost after Brandon Alger gave up six runs in the eighth inning. Yes, it was an awful start for Colin Rea, but just think of Lancaster as Denver pre humidor.
For further reading on the Storm please see the Southwest Riverside News Network.
TinCaps 4 – Great Lakes Loons 5 (13 innings)
Prospect Watch TinCaps leave 11 on base, go 0-8 with runners in scoring position and had Turner picked off to end a rally. Not the best way to win a game. Justin Livengood pitched the ninth through eleventh innings and allowed three hits while striking out five.
For further reading on the TinCaps, see the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette.
Ems 10 – Everett Aquasox 9
Key Statistics: SS Franchy Cordero 3-5, HR (8), 2 RS, 2 SB (9); DH Marcus Davis 4-5, 3 2B, 2 RBI; CF Austin Bousfield 2-4, 2B, HR (1), 3 RS; RF Nick Torres 2-5, 2B, 3 RBI, RHP Michael Kelly 5 IP, 2 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 6 K
Prospect Watch Another error for Franchy Cordero (23) but also another home run. So much talent, if he could just be more consistent with his fielding…Everett scored six in the ninth so last years' top pitcher drafted Bryan Verbitsky had to get the one out save (7). On the year he has a 1.29 ERA and a 13 K/9 average.
For further reading on the Emeralds, see the Eugene Register-Guard.
AZL Padres 3 – AZL Mariners 4
Prospect Watch This was RHP and CSU Bakersfield alum Taylor Aikenhead first ever start. On the year he has allowed just two runs over 16 innings while striking out 21. Hopefully with a good start today it will not be his last.
For the box scores of all the games please go to the MiLB.com scoreboards.