MadFriars Daily Farm Report: May 16

A low scoring night in El Paso as the Chihuahuas lose but the bats come out in San Antonio. Lake Elsinore doesn't have enough to rally in the end and Fort Wayne breaks their losing streak.

Fresno Grizzlies 5 - Chihuahuas 2

Key Statistics: CF Rico Noel 0-2, 2 BB; C Rocky Gale 2-4;3B Brett Wallace 1-4, HR (4), RBI; RHP Chris Smith 5.1 IP 7 H R ER 3 BB 4 K HR; RHP Nick Vincent (L, 1-1) 1.1 IP 2 H 2 R 0 ER 3 K.

Prospect Watch:Nick Vincent was the tough luck loser as a throwing error by pitcher Chris Rearick, who replaced him in the seventh with two on, allowed a pair of Grizzlies to score to put them up 4-1. Fresno added one more in the ninth to offset a ninth inning home run by Wallace.. It was El Paso’s fifth straight defeat...With Austin Hedges in the big leagues Rocky Gale is getting a chance to play everyday and making the most of it with a .323/.382/.423 slash line. He doesn’t have a lot of pop but he is nearly Hedges‘ equal as a defender.

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

Missions 10 - Midland Rockhounds 4

Key Statistics:CF Travis Jankowski 0-3, 2 BB; DH Tyson Gillies 2-5, 2B, RBI; SS Trea Turner 1-3, RBI, 2 BB; 3B Casey McElroy 3-5, RBI; C Griff Erickson 2-5, HR (2), 2 RBI; RF Yeison Asencio 3-5, 2 HR (2 & 3); 3 RBI; 1B Luis Domoromo 2-5; 2B Rey Bruguera 1-4, 2B, BB;RHP ZAch Segovia (W, 2-0) 5.0 IP 4 H 4 R 4 ER 3 BB 7 K; RHP Casey Kelly 2.0 IP 2 H 2 K.

Prospect Watch:On opening day Yeison Ascencio homered in his first at-bat and it’s been a bit of a dry spell for home runs since then. Today he hit his first dingers since opening day with a pair of home runs as San Antonio put up ten runs on 14 hits as they broke a four game losing streak...Jankowski was hitless tonight but still got on twice although he was caught stealing for only the second time this year. A big difference in his game from 2013 in Lake Elsinore is that he has drastically cut down on his strikeouts. Through six weeks of the season he has a BB/K ratio of 21/17...With the big club’s struggles at shortstop everyone is going to miss Trea Turner when he leaves for the Nationals in a few weeks. He has only committed three errors in 33 games and is hitting .323/.406/.484...Casey Kelly had his second straight outing where he threw more than an innings. After giving up four earned runs in his first appearance and two in his third he has not given up an earned run in his last eight outings.

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

Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 8 - Storm 6

Key Statistics:2B Fernando Perez 2-5, 3B, HR (6), 2 RBI; SS Jose Rondon 1-5, HR (1, Inside the Park), 2 RBI; RF Donavan Tate 1-1, 2 BB, HBP; CF Auston Bousfield 1-4, BB; RHP Rafael De Paula 5.0 IP 5 H 4 R 4 ER 2 BB 4 K HR;

Prospect Watch:In a back and forth game the Storm didn’t have enough juice in the end as they took their second straight loss...After starting off hitting .186/.293/.286 in April, despite the raves of MadFriars and the Padres’ brass, 2B Fernando Perez has bounced back this month with a .356/.406/.712 line. Ten of his 21 hits have been for extra-bases and five are over the fence....After only ten games back Donavan Tate has showed some signs. He has hit in four of his past five games and although the overall numbers are not good, it is impressive when you consider the long layoff that he is coming back from.

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

TinCaps 6 Bowling Green Hot Rods 2

Key Statistics:3B Duanel Jones 0-2, BB; RF Nick Torres 1-4, 2B; LF Henry Charles 2-3, 2 RBI, BB; C Miguel Del Castillo 2-4; 2B Felipe Blanco 0-2, 2 BB; LHP Thomas Dorminy (W, 3-3) 5.2 IP 4 H 2 R 0 ER 2 BB 5 K.

Prospect Watch: The TinCaps broke a five game losing streak as they put up crooked numbers in the fourth and sixth.. CF Michael Gettys got the “Golden Sombrero” tonight with four strikeouts. Gettys now has 51 strikeouts in 30 games, which leads the league, and after hitting .306/.333/.486 in April he has really struggled in May with a .138/.161/.207 slash line...Torres is fifth in the MWL with a .336 batting average and third in extra-base hits...after giving up eight earned runs in his last outing, Dorminy came back with one of his better starts of the year. On the year he has 34 strikeouts in 35.2 innings against only 13 walks.

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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