Iowa Cubs 8 - Chihuahuas 3
Key Statistics:CF Melvin Upton, Jr. 1-5, RBI; 1B Yonder Alonso 0-3, BB, RBI; LF/RF Alex Dickerson 1-4, 2B; SS Ramiro Pena 2-3, RBI, BB; 2B Mike McCoy 0-2, 2 BB; C Rocky Gale 1-4; RHP Daniel McCutchen (L, 0-4) 4.1 IP 9 H 5 R 5 ER 2 K HR.
Prospect Watch:After a blowout win on the opening night of their homestand three errors and an offense that could only generate five hits, all of them singles with the exception of Dickerson’s double, did not spell a positive result for El Paso...Melvin Upton has pushed his batting average up to .243...Alex Dickerson is very quietly having one of the better seasons in the Padres’ minors right now at .313/.389/.514.
For further reading on the El Paso Chihuahuas, see the El Paso Times.
Game 1 Missions 5 - Northwest Arkansas 1 seven innings
Key Statistics:CF Travis Jankowski 1-4; SH Tyson Gillies 1-3, RBI; SS Trea Turner 1-4, RBI; 2B Diego Goris 1-3, RBI; LF Yeison Ascencio 2-3, 3B; C Jason Hagerty 1-3; 1B Luis Domoromo 1-3, RBI; RHP Chris Smith 4.0 IP 4 H R ER 4 K; RHP Adam Cimber (W, 1-1) 3.0 IP 2 H.
Game 2 Missions 5 - Northwest Arkansas 2 seven innings
Key Statistics:CF Travis Jankowski 1-3, 3B, BB; LF Alberth Martinez 2-4, 3B, RBI; SS Trea Turner 2-4, RBI; 2B Diego Goris 1-4; 3B Duanel Jones 2-3, RBI, BB; C Griff Erickson 1-4, 2B; 1B Luis Domoromo 1-3, 2B, 2 RBI; RHP Justin Hancock (W, 5-1) 6.0 IP 4 H BB 8 K; RHP Luis De La Cruz 0.2 IP H 2 R 2 ER 2 BB 2 K; RHP Michael Dimock (S,2) 0.1 IP K.
Prospect Watch:After dropping six of their previous seven, the Missions bounced back to sweep a doubleheader on the road. In Game 1, down 1-0 in the top of the sixth Trea Turner, who always seems to be in the middle of things when San Antonio wins, singled to drive in two to put the Missions ahead and advanced to second on a throwing error by the pitcher. He later came home on Diego Goris’ RBI single. San Antonio tacked on two more in the top of the seventh. In Game 2 back-to-back triples to lead off the game by Jankowski and LF Alberth Martiniez followed by, yes, you guessed it, and RBI single by Trea Turner gave the Missions a 2-0 lead. 3B Duanel Jones, who was just called up from Fort Wayne on Wednesday, then got his first hit in AA with an RBI to left field to give San Antonio a 3-0 lead in the first inning. Starting pitcher Justin Hancock, who is 5-0 with a 1.47 ERA in his last nine starts, didn’t need anything else. The only downside was another near meltdown by relief pitcher Luis De La Cruz who has now given up nine earned runs in his last two appearances and hasn’t been able to get out of an inning in either game...Trea Turner has now hit in 16 straight games and has gotten on-base in 29 straight games. According to the Missions’ press office he has hit .398 during the streak with seven doubles, two triples and four home runs. The Nationals will be getting one very good player in a few weeks....Hancock is second in the Texas League in wins and first in innings pitched at 58.
Storm 11 - Stockton Ports 6
Key Statistics:SS Jose Rondon 4-6, 3B, 2 HR (3), 5 RBI; 2B Fernando Perez 3-4,3B, HR (8), RBI; 3B Gabriel Quintana 1-4, 2 RBI,BB; RF Kyle Gaedele 1-4, 3B, BB;LF Yale Rosen 1-2, 2B, 2 BB; RHP Zech Lemond (W, 3-2) 6.0 IP 7 H 3 R 3 ER 2 BB 5 K; RHP Jordan Hershiser 2.0 IP 4 H 3 R BB 5 K HR.
Prospect Watch:Stockton is not known as one of the crazier Cal League stadiums but the Storm had a wild one on Saturday night. SS Jose Rondon had the offensive night of his his career with a pair of home runs and a triple and 2B Fernando Perez also tripled and had a home run...After a tough April, Perez has hit .292/.370/.585 in May. He is second in the organization with eight home runs and third in RBI at 32...Lemond, who was principally a reliever at Rice, had now gone at least six innings in seven of his nine starts.
For further reading on the Storm please see the Southwest Riverside News Network.
TinCaps and West Michigan Whitecaps game has been postponed because of rain.
According to John Nolan, the Broadcasting and Media Relations Manager for the TinCaps, it is the first time since May 31, 2012, a Fort Wayne game at Parkview Field has been called on account of rain.
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.