MadFriars Daily Farm Report: May 15

The offensive highlight for the Padres system Friday was Fort Wayne's two-hit outbreak while the Missions and Storm were busy getting shut out. Elliot Morris and Ronald Herrera keep trying to power through, while yet another man steps into the TinCaps rotation.

Chihuahuas rained out

The Chihuahuas were rained out in Reno Friday. No makeup game has been announced.

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

Midland Rockhounds 4 – Missions 0

Key Statistics: Travis Jankowski 2-for-3, BB; SS Trea Turner 2-for-4, 2B, E (3); RHP Elliot Morris 6IP, 6H, 1ER, 7K, 3BB, Balk, E

Prospect Watch: The Missions went 0-for-10 with runners in scoring position, failing to push a run across despite nine hits. They have scored only three runs in their last four games. As has been the case most of the year, Travis Jankowski and Trea Turner constituted the bulk of the offense combining to reach base five times. Turner had the club’s only extra-base hit. … Big righty Elliot Morris was the hard-luck loser, giving up only one run over six innings. He struck out seven and is now fourth in the Texas League with 42 Ks in 38 innings, but also is tied for fourth with 18 walks allowed.

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

Rancho Cucamonga 2 – Storm 0

Key Statistics: 1B Marcus Davis 2-for-4; 2B River Stevens 1-for-3, SB (7), HBP, PO; RHP Ronald Herrera 5.2 IP, 4H, 2R, 1ER, 5K 0BB, WP

Prospect Watch: San Diegan Dylan Moyer ran wild on the Storm, scoring both runs the Quakes would need for the victory. … Ronald Herrera had his best start of the month. The earned run charged to him scored on a wild pitch by Kyle Bartch, who relieved him with two outs in the sixth. Outside of that, he only surrendered four hits while striking out five. … River Stevens came back after being sidelined for a week and extended his hitting streak to five games. The oft-injured middle infielder also swiped another bag taking his total to seven in only 13 games. He hasn’t been caught yet, but was picked off on Friday night.

Bowling Green Hot Rods 3 – TinCaps 2

Key Statistics: 3B Duanel Jones 1-for-3, HR (6); 1B Trae Santos 1-for-3, HR (4); RHP Jimmy Brasoban 2.2 IP, 5H, 1R (0ER), 2K, 0BB

Prospect Watch: The TinCaps found yet another novel way to lose on Friday. The club had a pair of solo homers, including Duanel Jones’ league-leading sixth, but didn’t have another runner reach base all day. Meanwhile, T.J. Weir became the ninth pitcher to start for the TinCaps this year as they try to find any type of consistency from the rotation. He held the Hot Rods scoreless through the first four runs, but, having not gone more than three in his first nine appearances, he left the game after a single and one-out double in the fifth. The second run charged to Weir came around with Jimmy Brasoban on the mound, even though the ball never left the infield in the rest of the frame. Brasoban was charged with the loss when his own throwing error allowed the go-ahead run to score.

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.


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