MadFriars' Daily Farm Report: August 14

As is often the case the game where the Padres had good pitching they had awful hitting. In game where the Padres put up six to nine runs, they had even worse pitching.

El Paso Chihuahuas 2 - Nashville Sounders 4

Key Statistics: RHP Matt Wisler 6 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, BB, 7 Ks; LF Yeison Asencio 2-4, HR (2), 2 RBI.

Prospect Watch Even though Matt Wisler was tagged with the loss it is hard not to be happy looking at his line for the night. His start also gave a sigh of relief for fans who were worried after he allowed four runs on nine hits in his previous start. Since a July 17th thrashing Wisler has thrown 30.2 IP, 30 H, 10 ER, 5 BB, 28 Ks. The only draw back to those numbers is that in those five starts he has allowed five home runs.

For further reading on the El Paso Chihuahuas, see the El Paso Times.

San Antonio Missions 6 – Arkansas Travelers 9 (10 innings)

Key Statistics: RHP Justin Hancock 2 IP, 5 H, 6 ER, 2 BB, K; RHP R.J. Alvarez 0 IP, 4 H, 3 ER; 2B Cory Spangenberg 2-4, 3B, RS, BB; RF Hunter Renfroe 2-5, 2B; LF Lee Orr 2-4, 2B, 3 RBI.

Prospect Watch Justin Hancock could not escape the big inning. With two outs and two on in the second, he allowed five straight batters to reach base ending in a six run inning. The more depressing part is the first two hits came to the number eight and nine batters in the order who are barely hitting their weight… Cory Spangenberg has now tripled in three straight games. Spangy has another eight game hitting streak with 13 hits (a double and three triples) over that time.

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

Storm 9– Inland Empire 66ers 12

Key Statistics: RHP Bryan Rodriguez 6 IP, 12 H, 8 ER, 3 BB, 4 Ks; DH Mallex Smith 3-4, RS, 2 RBI, 3 SB (83); LF Jeremy Baltz 3-5, 2 2B, 2 RBI; SS Jose Rondon 2-4, 2B, RS.

Prospect Watch More than anything else, the thing that has plagued the Lake Elsinore Storm this year is their pitchers being demolished on any given start. We saw it happen with Joe Ross, Zach Eflin, Jose De Paula, Colin Rea and others but they will look lights out dominating in one start, and then in the next look like me facing Tony Gwynn. Today was just not a good night for BRod.

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

TinCaps 1– Lansing Lugnuts 6

Key Statistics: RHP Cory Hebner 5 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, BB, 7 Ks; SS Trea Turner 0-3, BB; 2B Josh VanMeter 1-2, BB, SB (8).

Prospect Watch Cody Hebner can still bring it. His stats might not always be there on a game in game out basis, but he can throw mid to upper 90s nearly effortlessly. His inability to consistently find home plate has always kept him down on prospect charts, so more than the loss, seeing the seven strikeouts compared to only one walk is promising.

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

Ems 1 – Salem-Keizer Volcanoes 0

Key Statistics: RHP Zach Lemmond 6 IP, 2 H, BB, 4Ks; 2B River Stevens 2-4, RS; CF Austin Bousfield 2-4.

Prospect Watch Second day in a row the Ems managed only one run, but this time they held on for the win. It was just the second win of the year for the third round Padre pick. If you do not count his last start over his last handful of starts Lemmond has gone 18 innings, 10 H, 2 ER, BB, 14 Ks. Of course sandwhiched in the middle of the greatness was his last start where he allowed four earned runs in four innings.

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

A day off in the AZL

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

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