MadFriars' Daily Farm Report: August 24

El Paso wins a wild one in Colorado Springs and San Antonio's win streak comes to an end. The Storm put up eight runs again and get another victory and Cody Hebner keeps Fort Wayne in the hunt. Both Eugene and the AZL Padres had the day off.

Chihuahuas 9- Colorado Springs Sky Sox 7

Key Statistics:CF Rico Noel 2-4, RBI, BB, SB (32); 3B Jace Peterson 1-4, BB; SS Tyler Greene 1-3, BB; 1B Jonathan Galvez 2-5; C Adam Moore 3-5, HR 12), 2 RBI; LHP Juan Oramas 5.0 IP 9 H 5 R 5 ER BB 6 Ks 2 HR; RHP Chris Smith (W, 2-1) 1.0 IP 2 H 2 R 2 ER 2 Ks; RHP Donn Roach 1.0 IP H 2 Ks; RHP Jerry Sullivan (S, 11) 1.0 IP K.

Prospect Watch:El Paso was up 3-2 then gave up five runs in the sixth but rallied for five runs in the next frame to them the victory. Ah, the PCL...Adam Moore’s bat has slowed down since the first half when he hit .298/.364/.480. In the second he has hit .224/.308/.414... Jerry Sullivan has taken over as the Chihuahuas’ closer with the release of Hector Ambriz and is now 11 for 11 in save opportuniites. He also has a 37 to 8 K/BB ratio and could have a shot at a September call-up..3B Jace Peterson was ejected in the eighth inning for arguing balls and strikes. I’m not positive on this, but it is probably the only time the soft-spoken Peterson has been ejected as a pro.

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

Corpus Christi Hooks 7 - San Antonio 3

Key Statistics:CF Hunter Renfroe 3-4, 2B, 2 RBI; DH Jason Hagerty 1-3, BB; 1B Cody Overbeck 2-4, HR (12), RBI; RHP Josh Geer (L, 7-12) 6.0 IP 11 H 6 R 6 ER BB K.

Prospect Watch:San Antonio’s four game win streak came to an end as the Hooks nicked the Missions to death and San Antonio was unable to generate the offense they did in the past few days...Despite taking the loss Geer leads the Missions with 148.2 innings and a 3.69 ERA. Even though it might not be in San Diego, its hard to think he might not have some value with some major league club again...With a 3-4 night Renfroe pushed his overall average up to .244 in the Texas League.

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

Storm 8 - Bakersfield Blaze 2

Key StatisticsCF Mallex Smith 2-4, 2B, BB; LF Jeremy Baltz 1-4, RBI, BB; 1B Luis Domoromo 1-2, 2B, RBI, 2 BB; SS Jose Rondon 2-4, 2 RBI; RHP Bryan Rodriguez 6.0 IP 6 H 2 R 2 ER BB 2 Ks 2 HR; RHP Matthew Shepherd 2.0 IP 2 H 2 Ks.

Prospect Watch:The Storm scored two in the sixth and three in the eighth to put the game out of reach to give them their second straight win in a row after dropping three straight earlier in the week...Five members of the Storm, Luis Domoromo, Duanel Jones, Alberth Martiniez, Dane Phillips and Gabriel Quintana have hit ten or more home runs this year - and seven if you add in Hunter Renfroe and Diego Goris who are now in San Antonio...Matthew Shepherd had a few bad innings which blew up his ERA to 5.40 in the Cal League, but he has had a solid season with a 5-1 record and 90 strikeouts in 80 innings against 35 walks.

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

TinCaps 6 - Bowling Green Hot Rods 3

Key Statistics:SS Trea Turner 2-5, 2B, RBI; RF Franmil Reyes 2-4; 3B Dustin Peterson 2-4, 2B, RBI; LF Nick Schulz 2-3, RBI; RHP Cody Hebner (W, 2-4) 4 H 2 R 2 ER 2 BB 11 Ks; RHP Nick Mutz 1.0 IP 2 Ks; RHP Eric Yardley (S,2) 1.0 IP K.

Prospect WatchThis time the TinCaps took advantage of three errors by the other team while making none of their own to break their three game losing streak...Hebner had his best day as a TinCap with 11 strikeouts in only 5 innings. He is another guy with a relatively slight frame that can really dial up his fastball. On the season he has a 3.24 ERA in 41.2 innings with a 46/13 strikeout-to-base-on-balls ratio...In 29 games at shortstop Trea Turner has only made three errors...The TinCaps are now two games out of the last wild card spot in hte Eastern Division with eight games left to play.

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

Both the Emeralds and the AZL Padres had the day off. For the box scores of all the games please go to the scoreboards.

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