MadFriars Daily Farm Report: June 16

The Storm received a tremendous outing from young hurler Ronald Herrera, only to collapse in the ninth inning. El Paso couldn’t protect an early lead, while Fort Wayne saw the end of their winning streak.

Albuquerque Isotopes 3 – Chihuahuas 2

Key Statistics: 3B Brett Wallace, 1-for-4, HR (8), RBI; 1B Tommy Medica, 2-for-2, BB; LHP Robbie Erlin, 6IP, 4H, 2R, 3BB, 8K; LHP Chris Rearick (L, 0-3) IP, 3H, ER.

Prospect Watch: LHP Robbie Erlin turned in one of his better outings of the year, as the lefty pitched six innings without allowing an earned run. Both the runs he allowed were unearned, courtesy a pair of errors by third baseman Brett Wallace. Erlin also achieved a season-high in strikeouts with eight. The 24-year-old has struggled a bit in the PCL this year, as he currently sports a 5.27 through 13 starts … Brett Wallace homered for the eighth time this year, although his two errors were quite costly in the field. Still, the 28-year-old veteran has turned in a solid campaign for El Paso, with a batting line of .300/.375/.461. The former first-rounder also has eight home runs on the season.

For further reading on the El Paso Chihuahuas, see the El Paso Times.

Corpus Christi Hooks 4 – Missions 2

Key Statistics: RF Yeison Asencio, 1-for-4, HR (4), RBI; SS Jose Rondon, 1-for-3, RBI; C Jason Hagerty, 2-for-3, RS, 3B; RHP Justin Hancock, (W, 6-2) 7IP, 8H, 2ER, 2BB, 5K; RHP Tayron Guerrero, (S, 5) 2IP, H, 3K.

Prospect Watch: Shortstop Jose Rondon had a single and an RBI in his Double-A debut … Justin Hancock bounced back after a couple of poor outings to earn the win for San Antonio. Hancock, 24, scattered eight hits in seven innings, allowing just a pair of earned runs. The 2011 9th rounder will be representing San Antonio in the Texas League All-Star game later this month.

For further reading on the San Antonio Missions, see the San Antonio Express-News.

Stockton Ports 4 – Storm 3

Key Statistics: Key Statistics: LF Donavan Tate, 2-for-5, 2B, RS; Auston Bousfield, 2-for-5, RBI. 2B Fernando Perez, 2-for-4, RS, RBI. LHP Cory Luebke, IP, K; RHP Ronald Herrera, 7IP, 3H, 3K. RHP Eric Yardley (L, 1-3, BS, 4).

Prospect Watch: The Storm lost a heartbreaker, as the Ports pushed across four runs in the top of the ninth to snatch the victory from the eyes … Donavan Tate had a pair of hits in the lead-off spot for Lake Elsinore. The former first-rounder struggles have been well documented, but he has held his own in the California League this year. Tate, 24, is hitting a decent .248/.323/.354, with 13 RBI. Scouts praised Tate’s power potential out of high school, but he hasn’t homered since the 2012 campaign … After Cory Luebke pitched a scoreless inning, Ronald Herrera came in and pitched his best game of the season. The 20-year-old pitched seven scoreless innings in relief, allowing just three hits without walking anyone. Despite being one of the youngest players in the league, the Venezuelan has held his own, by pitching to a 4.01 ERA in 74 innings.

West Michigan Whitecaps 7 – TinCaps 1

Key Statistics: LF Franchy Cordero, 2-for-4. 2B Felipe Blanco, 2-for-4, RS. RHP Dinelson Lamet, (L, 2-4) 5IP 5H, 4R, ER, BB, 9K.

Prospect Watch: The TinCaps saw their modest three-game winning streak come to end … RHP Dinelson Lamet continues to be a polarizing figure. The hard-throwing Dominican turned in a solid outing, walking just one, while striking out nine. Lamet, 22, is starting to display better command of his mid-90’s fastball and slider. Over his three outings totaling 15 innings, the young pitcher has walked just three, while striking out 13. Lamet is beginning to get stretched out, as he threw a season-high 92 pitches, 66 for strikes.

For further reading on the TinCaps, see the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette.

For the box scores of all the games please go to the scoreboards.

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