Prospect Watch Not the start Joe Wieland was looking for, After a few solid “rehab” outings, Wieland was making his second start since being optioned. To his defense it was a hot (97 degrees and humid at game time), with 17 mph winds blowing out. So just the fact that he kept the ball in the yard and kept the team close might be an accomplishment.
For further reading on the El Paso Chihuahuas, see the El Paso Times.
Prospect Watch Breaking his 3-31 slump, Renfroe finally had a multi-hit game, his first in three weeks. More importantly though, in the eighth inning, a two out single saw Nomar Mazara racing around third base on his way to score. An absolute bullet by Renfroe had him tagged out in a beautiful bang-bang play… The game changed with one powerful swing of the bat by Dickerson. Dickerson spent all of 2013 in AA hitting .288/.337/.494, so his home run was a welcome sight as it raised his slugging percentage back over .420 for the year. This was only Dickerson’s third home run in 24 AA games, he had 17 last year in 126 games.
Storm 3 – Stockton Ports 11
Prospect Watch John was at the game and his quote was, "there really isn't enough to merit a write-up". According to John, the Storm seemed flat and just really couldn't generate much offense. The lone highlight was the second straight towering home run by Duanel Jones…A tough night for Colin Rea as he struggled with his two-seam fastball.
For further reading on the Storm please see the Southwest Riverside News Network.
TinCaps 7– Lake County Captains 8
Prospect Watch Probably too little too late, but it is nice to see the big bats in Fort Wayne start to hit. Jake Bauers who a month ago was leading the MWL in most offensive categories had been in a tailspin, seeing his OPS drop 90 pints. He hasn’t quite back to that .335/.412/.489 he had a month ago, but he is riding a five game hitting streak and hit his first home run since July 19th.
For further reading on the TinCaps, see the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette.
Ems 8 – Everett Aquasox 4
Prospect Watch SS Franchy Cordero left the game after being hit in his second plate appearance… After missing 11 days, Marcus Davis returned to Eugene on Tuesday, but today was the first time since August 8th that we saw the 2014 MVP Marcus Davis. With less than two weeks left in the season Davis could go "0fer" the rest of the year and still have an OPS north of .900.
For further reading on the Emeralds, see the Eugene Register-Guard.
AZL Padres 8 – AZL Rangers 1 (5 innings)
Key Statistics: RHP Alex Constanza 4 IP, 2 H, ER, 3 BB, 5 Ks; LF Rod Boykin 4-4, 2B, 3B, 2 RS, 4 RBI; 3B Luis Urias 3-3, 3 RS, RBI, BB; CF Michael Gettys 1-3, 2B, 2 RBI.
For the box scores of all the games please go to the MiLB.com scoreboards.