Key Statistics: RF Rymer Liriano, 3-for-5, 2RS; 3B Brett Wallace, 3-for-5, (2) 2B, 2RS, RBI; 1B Tommy Medica, 2-for-5, 2B, 3RBI; SS Ramiro Pena, 2-for-3, RBI; C Rocky Gale, 2-for-4, 2RBI; LHP Robbie Erlin, 5IP, 8H, 6R, 5ER, BB, 5K; RHP Jerry Sullivan (W, 1-0) 2IP, H, 4K.
Prospect Watch: The Chihuahuas took former Padre Jake Peavy to the woodshed, as they pounded out four runs on eight hits in 4.1 innings against the former Cy Young Award winner. Peavy was in El Paso on a rehab assignment … 2015 has been rough for Tommy Medica, but he may be starting to break out of a prolonged slump. Medica had two hits, including a double, to go with three RBI. The power potential Medica flashed previously in the minors, and with the big club has not shown up in 2015. The Santa Clara product has just two home runs on the year. Medica is hitting just .246/.286/.351 for El Paso this season … Jerry Sullivan, one of the few survivors from the Padres’ 2009 draft, pitched two scoreless innings to earn the win. Sullivan was activated before the game in a flurry of roster moves … Speaking of the roster moves, LHP’s Jason Lane and Scott Elbert were placed on the disabled list. We will certainly get more information on the severity and type of injury in the coming days.
For further reading on the El Paso Chihuahuas, see the El Paso Times.
Frisco RoughRiders 8 – Missions 4
Key Statistics: LF Yeison Asencio, 3-for-5; DH Alberth Martinez, 1-for-5, HR (5) RBI, RS. 1B Duanel Jones, 2-for-4, 2B, 2RBI. C Jason Hagerty, 2-for-3, BB. RHP Justin Hancock, 5.2IP, 9H, 5R, 4ER, 2BB, 6K.
Prospect Watch: While Ruddy Giron has been the surprise of the Padres’ system, Duanel Jones has to be a close second. After demolishing Midwest League pitching early in the year, Jones has moved up to Double-A, and hasn’t missed a beat. The big right-handed infielder had a pair of hits and two RBI. After producing a .918 OPS in Fort Wayne, Jones has an OPS of .923 in his first 46 at-bats in San Antonio. Jones has vastly improved his plate discipline as well. Last season Jones walked just 27 times in 389 at-bats with Lake Elsinore; this season between Fort Wayne and San Antonio, the 22-year-old has walked 23 times in 199 at-bats … RHP Justin Hancock had a second consecutive poor outing, as he allowed four earned runs and nine hits in 5.2 innings of work. Hancock has allowed 11 earned runs in his last two starts. His ERA has increased from 2.08 to 3.10 in his last two starts.
For further reading on the San Antonio Missions, see the San Antonio Express-News.
Lancaster Jethawks 9 – Storm 8
Key Statistics: 2B Fernando Perez, 2-for-6, RS. 1B Marcus Davis, 2-for-4, 2B, 2BB. C Ryan Miller, 3-for-6, 2B, 2RS, 2RBI; 3B Gabriel Quintana, 2-for-5, RS, BB. LF Nick Schulz, 3-for-5, 2B, 2RS, 2RBI. RHP Ronald Herrera, 5.1IP, 10H, 6R, 4ER, BB, 2K. LHP Kyle Bartsch, (BS, 2)(L, 1-2) 0.2IP, 3H, 3ER, BB, K.
Prospect Watch: The Storm lost, despite having 21 baserunners, including 15 hits … Catcher Ryan Miller had three more hits and is establishing himself as a legitimate prospect. After missing six weeks with an injury, Miller has come back strong. While he has only played in 15 games for Lake Elsinore, the 2013 14th rounder is hitting a robust .318/.348/.591, with 12 extra base hits, including a pair of runs … After an up-and-down start from Ronald Herrera, Kyle Bartsch allowed three earned runs to take the loss. Bartsch was acquired from Kansas City in the off-season, in exchange for Reymond Fuentes. The 24-year-old lefty has a 5.65 ERA in 24 outings. Cal League opponents are hitting .370 off of the South Alabama product.
Kane County Cougars 9 – TinCaps 3
Prospect Watch: While the TinCaps lost big, Franmil Reyes had a huge game. The 19-year-old behemoth hit his fourth homer of the year and drove in all three runs for Fort Wayne. Reyes is hitting .313 over the last 10 games, with the homer and five RBI … Michael Kelly has had an abnormal start to the season, which makes him difficult to project. In Kelly’s two wins, he has thrown 11 shutout innings, allowing just six baserunners. In his other two starts, Kelly has allowed 12 earned runs in seven innings. The former supplemental first rounder’s career has been marred with injuries and ineffectiveness; however it’s obvious that the 22-year-old has the ability to advance through the system.
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.