MadFriars Daily Farm Report: May 24

Cody Decker is mashing, Zach Lemond is racking up the innings, and everyone in Fort Wayne put on their hitting shoes Sunday.

Chihuahuas 10 – New Orleans Zephyrs 3

Key Statistics: RF Rymer Liriano 4-for-5, HR (5), 3R, 2RBI; 3B Cody Decker 3-for-5, 2B, 2HR (10), 6RBI; 1B Tommy Medica 2-for-5, 2 2B, RBI; RHP James Needy 5IP, 3H, 2ER, 8K, 2BB

Prospect Watch: El Paso cruised to a series win over the Zephyrs, riding Cody Decker’s six-RBI game to victory Sunday. Playing third base for the third time this year, Decker blasted a pair of homers and a double in five plate appearances, which was enough to move into seventh in the PCL with a .581 slugging percentage. … Although he needed 92 pitches in only five innings of work, James Needy had one of his best showings of the year. The big righty struck out a season-high eight hitters and yielded only three hits.

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

Frisco RoughRiders 2 – Missions 0

Prospect Watch: John was in town to catch the Missions game first-hand. Check out his story here.

Storm 6 – Stockton Ports 5 in 11

Key Statistics: DH Kyle Gaedele 2-for-4, HR (5), 2R, 2RBI; RF Yale Rosen 1-for-4, HR (3), 2R, RBI, BB, 2OF assists; RHP Zach Lemond 7IP, 8H, 3R (2ER), 2K, 1BB

Prospect Watch: The Storm plated four runs to tie it in the bottom of the ninth, then won on Kyle Gaedele’s walk-off homer in the 11th. The ninth inning “rally” included an error, two hit batters, a wild pitch, walk, and one RBI single by Jose Rondon. … With the homer, Gaedele’s isolated power number is now up to .290 for the season. Of his 15 total hits, nine have gone for extra bases, including the five homers. He has also struck out 31 times in 79 plate appearances. … Zech Lemond topped 100 pitches for the second time in a month as the Texan turned in his second straight quality start. The 22-year-old yielded two earned runs over seven innings even as he turned in a season-low two strikeouts.

Tincaps 12 – Lansing Lugnuts 7

Key Statistics: Ruddy Giron 1-for-4, 2BB; LF Franchy Cordero 2-for-5, HR (3), 2R, RBI, BB, CS; 2B Felipe Blanco 4-for-4, 2B, 3RBI, SB (8), CS (3); 3B Duanel Jones 3-for-5; RHP Michael Kelly 2.1IP, 3H, 5R, 1K, 4BB

Prospect Watch: The TinCaps tallied season highs in runs and hits as seven players posted multi-hit efforts. Franchy Cordero, now firmly ensconced in left field, hit his third homer of the year and went 8-for-30 with a .500 slugging percentage for the week. … While Ruddy Giron lowered his on-base percentage by going 1-for-4 with a pair of walks, his middle infield mate Felipe Blanco had quite a day. The 21-year-old Dominican went 4-for-4 with a sacrifice and drove in three. He swiped his eighth base of the year, but was also caught. His next start will leave him with more plate appearances than he’d collected in three of his first four seasons stateside. … Righty Michael Kelly came off the disabled list to make his first appearance of the year. The big Floridian, who had encountered shoulder issues in spring training, retired the first seven batters he faced before imploding. With one out in the third, he walked three straight before giving up a single and homer. He surrendered one more single and a walk before exiting the game. … Outfielder Nick Torres was hit by a pitch in his first plate appearance then had to leave the game. We’ll have an update on his status for you in the next few days.

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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