Key Statistics: DH Jake Goebbert 3-for-3, 2B, BB, SF, 3RBI; CF Abraham Almonte 2-for-5, 2B, BB, 2RBI, OF Assist; 1B Tommy Medica 2-for-5, HR (3), 2R, 2RBI; RHP Daniel McCutchen 6IP, 9H, 4R (3ER), 3K, 0BB
Prospect Watch: The Chihuahuas scored in each of the first six innings and rolled to an easy win on a day when the wind was blowing out in one of the PCL’s more offense-friendly ballparks. Only Rymer Liriano didn’t collect a hit on Sunday as the club had 14 safeties and seven bases on balls. Jake Goebbert led the offensive charge going 3-for-3 with an RBI double, a walk, and a sacrifice fly. The 27-year-old lefty has hit in four straight, collecting seven of his 28 total RBIs for the season in that stretch. After an ice-cold April, the first baseman/outfielder has an OPS that is now approaching 900 since the start of May. … Catcher Rocky Gale had another two-hit game, going 2-for-4 with a walk. The 27-year-old scout’s son has hit in seven of eight contests, including five multi-hit performances as he continues the offensive breakout he began last year. Over the two seasons, he has hit .308 with a .377 slugging percentage while turning in consistently positive results behind the plate.
For further reading on the El Paso Chihuahuas, see the El Paso Times.
Tulsa Drillers 5 – Missions 2
Prospect Watch: The Missions managed only five hits against Dodgers prospect Chris Anderson and the Tulsa bullpen as they dropped the series opener on the road. So far, 2015 has been a lost season for second baseman Taylor Lindsey, but the 23-year-old did have his second homer of the road trip. A key element of the Huston Street trade last summer, Lindsey has a .212/.263/.423 line since being sent back to the Missions after a DL stint in El Paso. In total, he has a 648 OPS across 48 games at the two levels, though his strikeout and walk rates do show some reasons for optimism. … Justin Hancock dropped his third straight start as he gave up his second-highest run total of the season. The 24-year-old righty’s 3.27 ERA still ranks fifth in the Texas League.
For further reading on the San Antonio Missions, see the San Antonio Express-News.
Lancaster Jethawks 9 – Storm 3
Prospect Watch: Kevin Charity has a first-hand account from Sunday’s action.
TinCaps 5 – Dayton Dragons 2
Key Statistics: CF Michael Gettys 3-for-4, SB (10), 3R, SF, RBI, OF Assist; LF Franchy Cordero 2-for-4, 2B, SF; DH Franmil Reyes 2-for-4, 2B, RBI; RHP Dinelson Lamet 5IP, 3H, 2ER, 5K, 1BB; RHP Jimmy Brasoban 1IP, 0H, 0R, 0K, 1BB S (2)
Dinelson Lamet turned in another strong five-inning performance as the 22-year-old righty yielded a pair of runs on only three hits and struck out five. The Padres’ mystery man, who signed his first professional contract last year, has shaved a full run off his ERA over the last six outings while striking out 27 against eight walks in 28 innings. … Michael Gettys’s three-hit game extended his hitting streak to five games and gave him his first three-game stretch without a strikeout since early May. The 19-year-old continues to work to refine his immense talent to turn it into consistent baseball skill. … Jimmy Brasoban extended his scoreless innings streak to 19.1 Sunday as he picked up his second save in a week – and in his career. Recently turned 21, the Dominican righty flashes a nasty slider to supplement an above-average fastball.
For further reading on the TinCaps, see the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette.
Salem-Keizer Volcanoes 7 – Dust Devils 2
Prospect Watch: Center fielder Rod Boykin’s double was the Dust Devils’ only extra-base hit among six total hits as the bats went silent Sunday. Starter Angel Mejia got knocked around early, giving up four runs in the first and then getting chased after surrendering three more in the fourth inning. The 20-year-old righty has posted a 7.63 ERA through his first four starts, though he’s also been victimized by six unearned runs in only 15.1 innings. … Big lefty Jerry Keel extended out to a season-high 2.2 innings of work in relief, shutting down the Volcanoes offense. This year’s ninth-round pick, the Palmdale native has allowed only one run through his first five professional appearances.
For further reading on the Tri-City Dust Devils, see the Tri-City Herald
. AZL Padres 4– AZL Indians 3
Prospect Watch: Bryant Aragon made his second consecutive appearance in the designated hitter slot Sunday after he was activated to the roster at the end of the week. The catcher from Mexico was the current front office’s first international free agent signee in December. Aragon did not turn 17 until April and is 14 months younger than any other player on the roster. He’s been on a throwing restriction because of a small shoulder issue, but has made enough progress that the club has decided to push him with a very aggressive assignment for his age. He followed his 2-for-3 debut on Saturday with one hit in four trips to the plate Sunday.
For the box scores of all the games please go to the MiLB.com scoreboards.