Prospect Watch: The Chihuahuas took both ends of a double-header 4-1 in seven innings each after getting rained out Thursday. In the first game, Zack Segovia, making his first Triple-A start of the year, worked five innings to claim the victory. The 32-year-old made two PCL starts last year, but hadn’t appeared on the circuit before that since 2011. … Melvin Upton had a leadoff double and has now hit in each of the first three games of his rehab assignment. He got the nightcap off. …Shortstop Ramiro Pena had contributed in both games, but was the decisive force in the second contest. His two-out, three-run homer in the sixth inning was the decisive blow of the game. The 29-year-old shortstop is now hitting .290/.343/.403 on the year, doing much of his damage against left-handed pitching.
For further reading on the El Paso Chihuahuas, see the El Paso Times.
Frisco RoughRiders 4 – Missions 3 in 11
Prospect Watch: A week ago, Hunter Renfroe got a few days off as the organization worked with him on a new swing approach. It appears the extra work is paying off. The 23-year-old had a career night Saturday, going 4-for-4 with a pair of doubles to extend his hitting streak to five games. He’s raised his average from .205 to .252 in that time and his slugging percentage is now at a season-high .374. … Elliot Morris got off to a bit of a rough start, surrendering three runs in the early going. But the hard-throwing righty bounced back nicely and was able to push into the sixth inning. He exited having thrown 90 pitches. ... Roster note: RHP Colin Rea went to the DL with back spasms on Saturday. We'll get more info while John's in town this weekend.
For further reading on the San Antonio Missions, see the San Antonio Express-News.
Stockton Ports 8 – Storm 0
Prospect Watch: While Kyle Lloyd took the loss, he turned in by far his best start. The split-finger specialist worked seven strong innings, surrendering a pair of earned runs on six innings. He struck out six, though he once again walked three. He had come into the contest with an ERA above eight since moving into the starting rotation. … It was an otherwise rough night for the Storm. The offense managed only four hits and one walk, and the bullpen was charged with six runs over the final two frames. Just for extra measure, each starting infielder except Marcus Davis committed an error.
Tincaps 5 – Lansing Lugnuts 4
Prospect Watch: Ernesto Montas threw his second-best game of the year and the offense scored enough that the bullpen’s late collapse didn’t cost the TinCaps, who won their second straight Saturday. Montas, 23, tossed five scoreless innings with a season-best four strikeouts. The Dominican native still has only a 17-10 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 42 innings, but continues to show that he can keep opponents off-balance when he’s on. … Ruddy Giron had a pair of hits and four total bases in his five plate appearances – and saw each of his triple-slash numbers drop. The shortstop has a double, two triples and a pair of homers in his first five games with the TinCaps after collecting only 10 extra-base hits (all doubles) in 195 plate appearances in the desert last year. ROSTER NOTE: Righty Dinelson Lamet went on the DL with an unspecified injury. The club did make the move retroactive, which likely indicates a short stay.
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.