MadFriars' Daily Farm Report: August 29

El Paso's rally fell just short while a bad pick-off attempt in the ninth inning cost San Antonio. Lake Elsinore gets smoked and Fort Wayne nearly has the come back of the year and Eugene can't get its offense going.

Salt Lake City Bees 8 - Chihuahuas 6

Key Statistics:2B/SS Jace Peterson 2-3, 3B, 2 RBI, 2 BB; DH Jonathan Galvez 2-3, 2B, 2 RBI 2 BB; C Adam Moore 2-4, 2B; RF Jeff Francoeur 1-4, BB; 3B Alex Castellanos 2-3, 2 2B, BB; CF Rico Noel 2-4, RBI; LHP Juan Oramas (L, 7-7) 4.1 IP 9 H 6 R 6 ER BB 2 HR; RHP Keyvius Samson 0.2 IP H 2 BB 2 Ks; RHP Michael Nix 2.0 IP 4 H R ER 3 Ks.

Prospect Watch: The Chihuahuas staged a big comeback with three runs in the bottom of the ninth but fell just short as they left the tying runs on base...After four strong starts, Oramas gave up more earned runs than he had in this three previous combined...1B Cody Decker’s home run streak came to an end tonight with a sole single on a 1-5 night after hitting four home runs in four consecutive games...Former Padre Randy Wolf got the win for Salt Lake tonight and is now 6- 2 on the year with a 4.65 ERA.

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

Midland Rockhounds 3- San Antonio 2

Key Statistics:RF Alex Dickerson 1-2, 2 BB; CF Hunter Renfroe 1-3, RBI, BB; SS Diego Goris 2-4, RBI; DH Cody Overbeck 2-4; RHP Josh Geer 7.0 IP 9 H 2 R 2 ER 2 Ks; RHP Adys Portillo 1.0 IP BB 3 Ks; RHP Luis De La Cruz (L, 6-9) 1.0 IP H R BB K.

Prospect Watch:Another brutal loss for the Missions as De La Cruz’s failed pickoff attempt to first in the top of the ninth moved the runner over to third base. A sacrifice fly by the next batter brought him home and was the difference in the game...In the post-game show Missions’ announcer Mike Saeger noted that 29 of San Antonio’s 70 losses have been by one run. Additionally, they are nine games over .500 against the rest of the league and will need to sweep Corpus Christi in their final series to avoid ending up with a losing season...Josh Geer had a typical game for him this year, pitched well and either receives a no-decision or a loss. In his last four starts Geer has thrown 26 innings and allowed nine earned runs. He finished the season with a 3.58 ERA in 155.2 innings...Keep an eye on Poway High’s Alex Dickerson who is really finishing 2014 strong with a .325/.362/.512 slash line.

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

Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 9 - Storm 0

Key Statistics3B Benji Gonzalez 1-3, 2B; LF Jeremy Baltz 1-3; SS Niko Gallego 1-3; RHP Bryan Rodriguez (L, 8-9) 5.0 IP 6 H 3 R 3 ER 4 Ks; RHP Coby Cowgill 1.1 IP 4 H 4 R 4 ER 2 BB K.

Prospect Watch:Not a pretty night for the Storm as the offense and the bullpen didn’t get the job done. Throw in a pair of errors and its best to think that right now Lake Elsinore is the only Padres’ affiliate that is guaranteed a playoff spot...Lake Elsinore’s offense was held to three hits tonight and no walks.

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

West Michigan Whitecaps 12 - TinCaps 9

Key Statistics:1B Jake Bauers 4-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI, BB; 2B Josh VanMeter 2-5; RF Franmil Reyes 3-5, RBI; RHP Cody Hebner (L, 2-5) 1.0 IP 8 H 7 R 7 ER BB; CF Nick Schulz 1-1, RBI; RHP Erik Cabrera 2.0 IP K; RHP Jorge Guzman 1.0 IP 2 Ks; RHP Ronnie Richardson 1.0 IP R ER 3 BB.

Prospect WatchThe TinCaps, after winning three in a row and tied rival Dayton for the final wild-card playoff spot, got down early tonight as Cody Hebner, who pitched his best game of the year in his last start, gave up seven earned runs in the first inning. However, down 12-3 in the bottom of the ninth staged a furious comeback that saw them put six runs on the board. With two outs, Fort Wayne had six straight hits, including a two-run double by bauers and a two-run home run by Ryan Miller to bring them close. A VanMeter ground out to the pitcher ended the comeback...Fort Wayne thought the game was lost when they brought in Ronnie Richardson from center to pitch in the ninth, even though Richardson’s previous three outings he has held the opposition scoreless...Nick Schulz was a late inning replacement for Richardson in center field tonight...On the month he is hitting .408/.451/.763...Fort Wayne travels to Bowling Green for the final series of the season and will send their best pitcher this season to the mound in Kyle Lloyd.

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

Vancouver Canadiens 4 - Emeralds 2 -

Key Statistics:RF Nick Torres 1-3, BB; LF Yale Rosen 1-3, HR (7), RBI, BB; RHP Michael Kelly (L, 7-5) 6.0 IP 5 H 3 R 3 ER BB 5 Ks.

Prospect Watch: Michael Kelly had a so-so outing after a truly dominating one in his last start as the Emerald’s season winds to a close...Rosen is having his best month of the season hitting .288/.431/.577 as he makes a push for what should be a tight outfield in Fort Wayne next season.

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

The AZL Padres played their last game of the season on Thursday. They did not qualify for the playoffs.

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

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