MadFriars Daily Farm Report: April 14

Excellent pitching performances by Ryan Butler and Justin Hancock led their teams. However, the offense in all four leagues is struggling to keep up.

El Paso Chihuahuas 2 - Reno Aces 4

Key Statistics: LHP Jason Lane (L,1-1)7 IP, 6 H, 4 R (3 ER), BB, 2 K; RHP Kevin Quackenbush 2 IP, 5 K; CF Abraham Almonte 1-3, 2 RS, 2B, BB. 3B Brett Wallace and RF Rymer Liriano 1-4, 2B.

Prospect Watch Any doubts that Quack deserves to be in the majors should have been erased after he just dominated Reno. Quack was so good he only needed to face five batters, all strikeouts, to get through two innings - he came on with a runner on first who was caught stealing… While Almonte (.391), Medica (.320), and Wallace (.474) are all hitting well the rest of the team is hitting a combined .175. Liriano (.167), Decker (.190), and Lindsey (.083) are three of the biggest culprits.

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

San Antonio Missions 3 – Springfield Cardinals 0

Key Statistics: RHP Justin Hancock (W, 1-1) 7 IP, 7 H, 0 ER, 3 K; SS Trea Turner 1-3, RS, BB, CS; LF Alberth Martinez 1-3, HR (1), RBI.

Prospect Watch After breaking out in Fort Wayne, Justin Hancock spent the next year and half not meeting the same lofty expectations. This afternoon, he reminded everyone while the Padres are high on him. Hancock threw seven innings for the first time since June 3, 2013. While one start does not turn a player back into a prospect, tossing a shutout while walking none is a whole lot better than walking six over three innings in his first start.

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

Storm 0 – High Desert Mavericks 1 (11 innings)

Key Statistics: RHP Ryan Butler 6 IP, 8 H, BB, 6 K;RHP Luis Hernandez (L, 0-1); CF Auston Bousfield 1-5.

Prospect Watch The good news… for the second start in a row Butler dominated the opposition. It looks like shifting back to the rotation wasn’t a big deal after all… The bad news… the offense managed just four singles in 11 innings.

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

Fort Wayne Tin Caps 4 – Lansing Lugnuts 6

Key Statistics: LHP Thomas Dorminy (L, 0-1) 5 IP, 8 H, 6 ER, 3 BB, 5 K; CF Michael Gettys 1-5, 2B, RS, RBI; RF Nick Torres 2-4, RS; LF Edwin Moreno 2-5, 3 RBI.

Prospect Watch Gettys has hit safely in every game this season adding in two doubles and two stolen bases. The Padres are watching his strikeout numbers very closely and he did strike out twice in the game. Strikeouts aside with Franmil Reyes and Franchy Cordero hitting a combined 1-25, it is nice to see Gettys hitting early on.

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

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

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