MadFriars Daily Farm Report: May 24

El Paso loses after sweeping a doubleheader yesterday. A torrential rain cancels San Antonio's game. Both Lake Elsinore and Fort Wayne are scuffling.

New Orleans Zephyrs 4 - Chihuahuas 2

Key Statistics:CF Melvin Upton, Jr. 0-2, BB; 3B Brett Wallace 2-3, RBI; 1B Cody Decker 1-4, HR (8), RBI; LHP Jason Lane 1-2, 2B; LHP Jason Lane (L, 3-3) 6.) IP 6 H 3 R 3 ER 3 BB 2 K HR.

Prospect Watch:After sweeping the Zephyrs in yesterday’s doubleheader, the Chihuahuas lost today in New Orleans as Jason Lane took the loss. One thing about Lane that has been true this year and last was that he will eat innings. So far this year he has started nine games and gone over six innings in all of them but one. The only thing that has been off compared to last year has been his hitting as he came into the game 0-15 before breaking out with a leadoff double in the top of the sixth...Cody Decker hit his eighth home run today, which leads the organization while Brett Wallace is leading the team in RBI with 25...On his rehab assignment with El Paso - which is expected to be in El Paso for 40 to 50 plate appearances - Melvin Upton is hitting .286/.333/.429 with a pair of doubles and a home run.

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

Frisco RoughRiders and Missions postponed

Yes, there was a truly nasty strom on the first day in San Antonio and tomorrow’s game is also in doubt. A doubleheader is scheduled for Monday.

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

Stockton Ports 4 - Storm 2

Key Statistics:CF Auston Bousfield 2-4; 3B River Stevens 1-4, RBI; C Adolfo Reina 1-3; RHP Matthew Shepherd 4.0 IP 6 H R ER BB 2 K; RHP Genison Reyes (L, 1-3) 2.0 IP 3 H 2 R 2 ER; LHP Brandon Alger 1.0 IP H BB K.

Prospect Watch:The Storm are in a nasty slump as they won only twice in their past 14 games...Lake Elsinore was hitting .239 as a team coming into the game and only Auston Bousfield is hitting above .300 this season, although River Stevens is close at .299....On the mound the only starter with an ERA below four is Zech Lemond...Throw in the fact that the team has made 53 errors in 41 games and there is some room for improvement.

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

Lansing Lugnuts 10 - TinCaps 1

Key Statistics:SS Ruddy Giron 3-4; 1B Duanel Jones 3-4; DH Franmil Reyes1-3, 2B, RBI; RHP Chris Huffman (L, 1-2) 4.2 IP 10 H 8 R 7 ER 3 BB 2 HR.

Prospect Watch:Without Reyes’ sacrifice fly in the seventh inning the TinCaps would have been blanked as Fort Wayne dropped to 12 games under .500. But as the old axiom goes, the minor leagues aren’t about winning, it’s about development....With Franchy Cordero hitting .209 and now in the outfield and the other heralded prospect CF Michael Gettys at .217 to go along with 57 strikeouts in 35 games, the attention of Padres fans has now shifted to 18-year old phenom Ruddy Giron, who has had as loud a full-season debut as anyone in the past years. With three hits today he pushed his batting average to .552 with a double, two triples and a pair of home runs. The only negative is he made his second error in a row today....Tough outing for Huffman who came into the game with the best ERA of any TinCaps’ starter at 3.00 in two starts.

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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