MadFriars Daily Farm Report: May 12

On a day when the aces took the mound, you would have hoped for a result better than 0-4. Ryan Butler was roughed up for the first time and while both Erlin and Rea received a no decision, their efforts weren't enough to lead their teams.

El Paso Chihuahuas 4- Reno Aces 6

Key Statistics: LHP Robbie Erlin 4 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K; C Rocky Gale 2-4, 2B, RS; CF Rico Noel 1-4, RBI, SB (2).

Prospect Watch CF Rico Noel was just sent to El Paso when Almonte was called up. In the four games since he has hit a cool .385 with two stolen bases. Robbie Erlin continues to struggle to put up consistent results in El Paso. Yes it is a hitters' haven, but you would hope for better results.

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

San Antonio Missions 2 – Corpus Christi Hooks 3

Key Statistics: RHP Colin Rea 5.2 IP, 3 H, R, BB, 5 K; 3B Casey McElroy 1-4, 2 RBI.

Prospect Watch Colin Rea continues to be the ace of the Missions. Rea has a WHIP of just 0.82, and ERA just north of one, and batters are hitting just .208 off of him. If that wasn’t enough, his five punch outs verse one walk actually hurt his average, as he has an over 6:1 K to BB ratio.

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

Storm 5 – Inland Empire 66ers 8

Key Statistics: RHP Ryan Butler 5 IP, 10 H, 4 ER, K (L, 3-2); SS Jose Rondon 2-5, 2B, RS, SB (9); CF Auston Bousfield 2-4, RBI, BB, SB (9); 1B Marcus Davis 3-4, HR (3), RBI.

Prospect Watch Ryan Butler had his first bad start. Today marked the first time in his big league career that he has allowed more than three earned runs in any start and also was the first time he allowed double digit hits. Despite that, Butler' ERA is 1.96 ERA which is one of the best in the Cal League.

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

Fort Wayne Tin Caps 0 – Lake County Captains 5

Key Statistics: RHP Ernesto Montas 6 IP, 10 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, 3 K; RHP Kyle McGrath 3 IP, H, 5 K; RF Franmil Reyes 2-4, 2B, 3B.

Prospect Watch After having an awful April, Franmil has found a lot more success in April. His OPS has increased by over 300 points, as it has gone from .487 to .844. Even more encouraging, Reyes had just one extra-base hit in all of April. In the past week he has had five… Franchy Cordero was the DH in todays game after playing left field yesterday (0-4, 2 K).

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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