Prospect Watch: As Middlebrooks continues to struggle in San Diego, eyes are starting to move down to Triple-A to see who could replace him (aside from Solarte). That person might be Brett Wallace. The 28-year-old former top prospect is hitting .330/.400/.475 in 23 games this year. He is in the middle of a seven-game hitting streak, and while his defense is not as good as Middlebrooks’, it is better (statistically) than Solarte’s.
For further reading on the El Paso Chihuahuas, see the El Paso Times.
San Antonio Missions 7 – Frisco RoughRiders 7 (suspended)
Prospect Watch This game will be concluded Wednesday. With bigger names like Turner, Renfroe, and Jankowski on the roster, Casey McElroy tends to go unnoticed. McElroy hit .327/.402/.460 in Lake Elsinore in 2012 before missing all of 2013 with injury, and hit only .248/.355/.366 last year in Double-A. Thus far in 2015, he has returned to his 2012 form hitting .310/.408/.379, and has reached base safely in 16 of the 23 games so far this season… Casey Kelly has not allowed a run since April 19th. He still has not gone longer than an inning, thrown more than 27 pitches in any outing, and has not pitched more frequently than every third day. The organization is looking for him to get approximately 90 total innings this season.
Storm 5 – San Jose Giants 4
Prospect Watch Kyle Lloyd finally broke into the starting rotation last week, and was impressive. In his second start, the results were much more mundane. Lloyd never retired more than two batters in a row, and was constantly battling… Fernando Perez hit .186/.293/.286 in April. In five days in May, he’s hitting .438/.471/1.000. He already has more extra base hits in May then he did in all of April. .
For further reading on the Storm please see the Southwest Riverside News Network.
Fort Wayne Tin Caps 4 – Dayton Dragons 1
Prospect Watch The TinCaps’ projected opening day starter, Thomas Dorminy, had the best start of his career Tuesday night. The 22-year-old lefty didn’t walk a batter for the first time all season and also struck out a career high eight batters. Over his last three starts, Dorminy has allowed two earned runs on 14 hits over 16.2 innings, with an impressive 18 strikeouts and four walks allowed.
For further reading on the TinCaps, see the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette.
For the box scores of all the games please go to the MiLB.com scoreboards.