For further reading on the El Paso Chihuahuas, see the El Paso Times.
Prospect Watch With news coming down today that fellow rehabbing pitchers Cory Luebke and Josh Johnson could both go out on rehab assignments next week; all eyes were turned to Casey Kelly, who is trying to show that he is fully recovered from the injury that cost him most of the last two years. Although Kelly’s line for the day was not impressive at eye level, it was a fantastic start. In five innings Kelly managed to get 13 ground ball outs and allowed three ground ball hits. In the five innings Kelly threw 77 pitches only 25 of which were balls, which works out to only five balls per inning! His five innings were the most since May 19th of last year, his last start before being reinjured.
Prospect Watch Welcome to the Cal League Zech Lemmond, or better yet, welcome to High Desert - one of the better homerdomes in the league. On a night when the wind was blowing out at 26 mph Lemmond saw how a normal pop fly can sail 380 ft over the wall. It also doesn’t help your stats when you walk multiple people in each of the first two innings… Cody Hebner made his season debut on the mound tonight. As per usual Hebner flashed an above average fastball. But being a flyball pitcher on a night when Betty White could have hit one out… Hebner was knocked around for six runs, two that went over the wall, in just over an inning.
For further reading on the Storm please see the Southwest Riverside News Network.
Fort Wayne TinCaps 4 – Kane County Cougars 2
Prospect Watch Early in the season the TinCaps were having difficulties finding pitchers for the back of the bullpen. They tried somewhat successfully with Bryan Verbitsky, but no one really cemented themselves as the closer until Colby Blueberg. After one horrendous appearance in Lake Elsinore, Blueberg came down to Fort Wayne and immediately shut the door. On the year in Fort Wayne he has gone 19.2 IP, 11 H, 7 ER, and 25 K. Over his last four appearances he has allowed all of one base runner while striking out seven (4.2 IP). Not bad for last year’s 24th round pick
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.