Key Statistics: 3B Brett Wallace 3-for-6, HR (7), 2RBI, R; PH-C Cody Decker 2-for-3, HR (12), 2RBI; RHP James Needy 5IP, 8H, 5ER, 2K, 3BB; 2B/P Mike McCoy 1-for-3, 2B, BB, 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0K, 0BB, W (1-0)
Prospect Watch: The Chihuahuas won a wild one at home when Rico Noel drew a bases-loaded walk with two outs in the bottom of the 12th to push in the winning run. Utility infielder Mike McCoy claimed the victory in the game after throwing a perfect inning in emergency relief after seven El Paso pitchers had already taken the mound. McCoy entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning, smacking a double before he came around to score. The 34-year-old, who is a native of San Diego and went to University of San Diego, has made three appearances on the mound this year and now owns a 1.86 ERA in seven games over the last 11 years. … With Robert Kral heading to the disabled list on Sunday, Rocky Gale is the only full-time catcher on the active roster in El Paso. That led to both Cody Decker and Tommy Medica logging time behind the plate Sunday night. For Medica, the three innings he spent at catcher were the first since one game at the position for Lake Elsinore in 2012. … Decker (pictured above), who came off the DL after spending a week there for a strained thumb, entered the game as a pinch hitter in the fifth inning. Though he struck out in his first plate appearance, he later had a single and a home run in the game. The blast was his team-high 12th homer of the year.
For further reading on the El Paso Chihuahuas, see the El Paso Times.
Missions Rained Out
San Antonio’s game with Corpus Christi was rained out Sunday afternoon and will be made up as part of a double-header Monday night.
For further reading on the San Antonio Missions, see the San Antonio Express-News.
Lancaster Jethawks 10 – Storm 0
Prospect Watch: Nothing went right for Lake Elsinore Sunday afternoon as the club was shut out, yielded double-digit runs and committed four errors. Matt Shepherd took the loss, falling to 1-3 since he moved to the starting rotation last month. The 25-year-old righty, who was a 31st- round pick in 2012, struck out four without a walk in five innings, but was tagged for a pair of homers and a double. … Marcus Davis had one of the Storm’s two extra-base hits in the game. The first baseman’s double continues a strong June for the Florida State product, who is hitting .320/.429/.360 for the month. The 23-year-old has a strange reverse split, posting an OPS more than 400 points higher against same-sided pitching so far this year. … Ryan Miller was held hitless for just the second time in 14 games since coming off the disabled list. The Hemet native is at .307/333./560 in 17 games for the season. ... Although he did not appear for the Storm on Sunday, and Trea Turner officially moved on to the Nationals organization, shortstop Jose Rondon is still listed on the roster. We'll watch for a potential promotion in the coming days.
Tincaps 2, 16 – Clinton Lumber Kings 1, 1
Key Statistics: SS Ruddy Giron 2-for-7, 3B (4), 2R, 3RBI, BB; 3B Chase Jensen 2-for-4, 2 2B, 3RBI; RF Franmil Reyes 2-for-5, 3B (4), HR (5), 2R, 3RBI; CF Edwin Moreno 3-for-4, 2B, 3R; RF/LF Nick Torres 4-for-7, 2 2B, 2R, 2RBI; RHP Ernesto Montas 6IP, 5H, 1ER, 4K, 2BB; LHP Jose Castillo 3IP, 3H, 0R, 3K, 3BB;
Prospect Watch: The TinCaps swept a double-header in a long day of baseball at Parkview Field, as both games were interrupted by rain delays. The offensive explosion in the second game included 21 hits, one short of the franchise record, and two runs short of the all-time high, even though they only came to the plate six times. … We’re starting to run short on superlatives to describe Ruddy Giron’s first month in full-season ball. After an 0-for-2 in the first game that did include a walk, he had a single and triple drove in three in the nightcap. Since joining the club on May 18, the 18-year-old shortstop has hit .391 with a .446 on-base percentage and an otherworldly .655 slugging percentage. … Franmil Reyes continues to heat up at the plate. The massive teenager had a triple and homer in the nightcap and has a .308/.386/.590 line through 11 games this month. He’s on pace for his best month since April of 2014. … While the offense is the story of the night, it was an impressive performance by starters Ernesto Montas and Jose Castillo. Montas gave up only one run on five hits over six innings. He’s allowed one earned run or less in four of his last five starts. Castillo held Clinton hitless through three innings, but didn’t come back out after a 70 minute rain delay. The Venezuelan teenager issued three walks, pushing his season total to a too-high nine in 16.1 innings of work.
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.