Prospect Watch: The Express scored four runs in the 3rd inning off of starter Jason Lane to cruise to the victory. The game was televised nationally on CBS Sports Network … Jason Lane took the loss, allowing five runs, although only one was earned, thanks to a Brett Wallace error. Lane was around the plate, throwing 94 pitches, 62 for strikes in six innings of work. The 38-year-old veteran has a solid 3.92 ERA in 10 starts, despite allowing opposing hitters to hit.300 off of him … RF Rymer Liriano had a multi-hit game, singling twice in five at-bats, while hitting out of the lead-off spot. Liriano has been a force when leading off, as he is hitting .303/.398/.553, with four homers and 12 RBI’s in 19 games in the top spot.
For further reading on the El Paso Chihuahuas, see the El Paso Times.
Arkansas Travelers 1 – Missions 0
Key Statistics: SS Trea Turner, 1-for-4, 3B; CF Hunter Renfroe, 1-for-4; 3B Duanel Jones, 0-for-2, BB (AA debut); RHP Casey Kelly, 4IP, 2H, K. Tayron Guerrero (L, 1-3) 1.1 IP, 2H, R(unearned), 2BB , 3K.
Prospect Watch: The Missions’ offense continues to struggle, as they were shutout for the 4th time in the last six games … RHP Casey Kelly made his first start of the season, after 14 appearances out of the bullpen. The 25-year-old pitched well, throwing four shutout innings Thursday night. Kelly continues to build up stamina, throwing a season-high 58 pitches, 41 for strikes. The former first-rounder has allowed just two earned runs in his last 18 innings pitched, with 16 strikeouts and just four walks … Despite taking the loss, RHP Tayron Guerrero continues to throw well extremely well in San Antonio. The 6’7 Colombian has not allowed an earned run since April 26th. In that span, the 24-year-old fireballer has pitched 11.2 innings with a concerning eight walks, but an impressive 17 strikeouts. Guerrero is on the 40-man roster, so a promotion to the big club could be a possibility at some point.
Storm 8 – Inland Empire 66’ers 0
Key Statistics: CF Donovan Tate, 1-for-4, 2SB (4); DH Marcus Davis, 2-for-5, 2B, RBI; 3B Gabriel Quintana, 3-for-4, 3R, 2B, HR (5), 2RBI; LF Kyle Gaedele, 3-for-4, 3B. R; 1B Yonder Alonso, 0-for-3, 2BB; RHP Kyle Lloyd (W, 2-2) 7IP, 3H, BB, 7K.
Prospect Watch: The Storm are enjoying their stay in San Bernardino, as they have scored 20 runs in the last 2 games … 3B Gabriel Quintana has finally broken out of his slump, with home runs in three straight games. The third baseman is carrying a .333 average over the last 10 games, and has seen his average rise from .182 to .224 … LF Kyle Gaedele had a three-hit night, including his third triple of the year. The 25-year-old Valparaiso product has gone 8-for-14 in his last four games. For the year, Gaedele is hitting a robust .266/.359/.570, with five homers and 16 RBI. The drawback with Gaedele continues to be strikeouts: he has struck out 34 times in 79 at-bats … Kyle Lloyd had his best outing of the year, and even took a no-hitter into the fifth inning. Lloyd finished seven shutout innings, allowing just three hits and a walk, while striking out seven. The former 29th round pick in 2013 has a 3.77 ERA in 11 games (six starts) for the Storm … Roster Move: In a somewhat surprising move, the Padres have released former second round pick Jeremy Baltz, according to transactions page on MILB.com. Baltz had been playing with the Storm. Baltz, 24, was the Padres’ second rounder in 2012 – the draft that saw them select Max Fried at #7. Baltz was hitting .188/.341/.362, with two home runs and eight RBI in 22 games for Lake Elsinore. The former St. Johns product finishes his time in the Padres’ system with a .267/.351/.436 batting line in 299 career games. He never advanced past the California League.
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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.