Prospect Watch With another hitless outing Tommy Medica has now not gotten a hit since June 4, despite playing every game. Over his last two weeks he is hitting just .143 with one home run. On the year he has just two home runs (as many as Matt Kemp), but considering last year he had three home runs in just 24 games (compared to two in 54 games this year), it has been a frustrating year for the power hitter.
For further reading on the El Paso Chihuahuas, see the El Paso Times.
Missions 8 – Frisco RoughRiders 4
Key Statistics: RHP Elliot Morris 6.2 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4K (W, 2-4); DH Travis Jankowski 1-2, 2B, RS, 2 BB; SS Trea Turner 2-5,3B, 2 RS, 3 RBI, SB (11); RF Hunter Renfroe 2-5, 2B, RS, 2 RBI, SB (2).
Prospect Watch It feels like with every hit Turner gets, he rubs the Wil Myers' trade in the Padres face just a little more… While two games does not mark a “turning point.” It can be said that Renfroe’s three extra base hits over the last two games is as many as he had in the previous 15 games combined. Renfroe had seven total bases in the last two games, and seven in the seven games prior… Elliot Morris’ 6.2 innings is the longest by a Mission this year. It was also a much needed win for Morris who had allowed 21 earned runs in his previous five starts, including six in 3.2 innings last time out.
Storm 4 – High Desert Mavericks 7
Prospect Watch The conundrum that is Donavan Tate. In one game Tate will look every bit like the third overall pick of the draft. In tonight's game he legged out a triple, had an RBI single and made a few really nice defensive plays showing off both his speed and arm in right field. Then you have the rest of the week where Tate had gone 1-18 with eight strikeouts. With Tate being drafted six years ago this week, and hitting just .228 on the year, it will be interesting to see what the management does with him in the off-season.
For further reading on the Storm please see the Southwest Riverside News Network.
No game for the hot Fort Wayne Tin Caps
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.