Prospect Watch Surprise, Rymer Liriano wasn’t the only one called up. With Liriano in San Diego and Travis Jankowski back in San Antonio, Yeison Asencio was promoted to AAA. He came in as part of a double switch in the sixth and went 2-2 at the plate… Taylor Lindsey hit his second home run with the Padres and his first in more than two weeks.
For further reading on the El Paso Chihuahuas, see the El Paso Times.
Missions were rained out
Key Statistics: The game had started, but now doesn’t count, and Hunter Renfroe was 1-1. Robbie Erlin pitched three innings allowing one run on as many hits with three punchouts.
Storm 7– Inland Empire 66ers 15
Prospect Watch Jose Rondon hit his second double in three games for the Storm. Unfortunately, that brings his total of extra-base hits with the Storm up to five in 22 games - all doubles). Rondon has a great eye at the plate, an above average hit tool, but does not run particularly well, and has limited power. Along the same lines though he is only 20 and hitting .324 as a shortstop who will be able to stay at shortstop. I think any Padre fan would gladly take a .300 hitting player at short even if they had no power and no speed. He is 6’1” and only weighs 160 so expect him to get a bit bigger before you see him in San Diego.
For further reading on the Storm please see the Southwest Riverside News Network.
TinCaps 4– Lansing Lugnuts 2
Prospect Watch The forgotten man of the trade year has been Ronald Herrera who was picked up with Jake Goebbert in the Kyle Blanks deal. While he hasn’t been able to equal his success thus far with the TinCaps (3-3, 3.97 ERA with Fort Wayne) he is still just 19 and highly rated as someone who shows “potential…” Ryan Butler had another two strikeouts in picking up his sixth save. In 14.1 innings with Fort Wayne, Butler has allowed just one run while striking out 19, 0.63 ERA and a 0.77 WHIP. Did I mention he throws 98?
For further reading on the TinCaps, see the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette.
Ems 8 – Boise Hawks 9 (10 innings)
Prospect Watch In his two plus years with the organization former top pick Walker Weickel has gone backwards. In 2014 his walk numbers are up, strikeout numbers are down, while his WHIP and home run numbers have all increased. That might not be too bad if this was in the Cal League, but Weickel was repeating Fort Wayne, got sent down and is now struggling to stay afloat in Eugene… Frachy Cordero was doing so much better but had a relapse with three errors tonight.
For further reading on the Emeralds, see the Eugene Register-Guard.
AZL Padres 2 – AZL D-Backs 7
Key Statistics: RHP Taylor Cox 4.1 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, BB, 3 Ks.
Prospect Watch After bragging about how great Gettys has been recently he came back to earth today, going 0-4 with three punchouts. The Padres managed only four singles in the game and no one had a multi-hit game.
For the box scores of all the games please go to the MiLB.com scoreboards.