MadFriars' Daily Farm Report: July 7

A tough day on the farm as only Tri-City escapes the day with a win. Rocky Gale has a career day with five hits in a losing effort for El Paso.

El Paso Chihuahuas 7 – Salt Lake Bees 8

Key Statistics: RHP Bryce Morrow 4.1 IP, 7 H, 6 ER, K (L, 2-2); C Rocky Gale 5-6, 2 2B, 3 RBI; RF Rymer Liriano 1-3, 2B, 2 RBI, BB

Prospect Watch No one in El Paso has been hotter with the bat then Rocky Gale. Gale’s five hits today gave him nine hits in his last three games, and 17 over his last eight games started. Over the span he is hitting over .400 all while being the regular every-day catcher. … The forgotten former Padres, Medica and Goebbert, collected two hits each today. The month is only a week old but it is encouraging to see Medica post a .333/.481/.524 thus far after having just a .550 OPS over the past two months. Goebbert has been even more impressive that he is hitting .478/.548/.739 over the last week with six walks in seven games.

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

Missions were rained out

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

Lake Elsinore Storm 6 – High Desert Mavericks 9

Key Statistics: RHP Rafael De Paula 6 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 6 K; LF Donavan Tate 1-4, HR (2), 2 RBI; 3B Gabriel Quintana 2-4, 2B, 2 RS, RBI

Prospect Watch The Storm have had a really tough last few weeks. Kyle Lloyd made his first relief appearance since April and proceeded to allow two runs and got tagged with the loss. Tate did homer, but only after failing with runners on, including the bases loaded, in two of his previous at-bats. Bousfield threw a runner out at the plate, but went 1-5 himself at the plate… The Padres had Gabriel Quintana repeat Elsinore, hoping to see more from the third baseman, What they got instead was a decrease in all stats including batting average (.263 to .233) OBP (.302 to .266) and slugging (.431 to .369). The only positive from this season thus far is Quintana has slightly improved his contact rate striking out every 24.4% this year compared to 28.4% last year.

For further reading on the Storm please see the Southwest Riverside News Network.

Fort Wayne Tin Caps 1 – South Bend Cubs 2

Key Statistics: RHP Chris Huffman 6.2 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, BB, 2 K (L, 3-4); CF Michael Gettys 2-4; 1B Trae Santos 2-4, 2B

Prospect Watch Through six innings Huffman was nearly unhittable, only allowing two scratch singles. Huffman, a 14th round pick from last year, trying to finish seven innings for the first time in his minor league career, started the seventh off by allowing a single and a home run. Huffman pitched great, but was tagged with the loss… After a terrific day yesterday the incredibly young double play combo of Luis Urias and Ruddy Giron each went 0-4.

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

Tri-City Dust Devils 6 - Salem-Keizer Volcanoes 5 (11 innings)

Key Statistics: RHP Brett Kennedy 2.2 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K; CF Rod Boykin 3-5, 2B, 2 RS, BB; SS Peter Van Gansen 4-5, BB, 2 RBI; 1B Ty France 3-5, RBI, BB

Prospect Watch Even with Urias gone and Carlos Belen getting the day off, the Dust Devils were still able to squeeze out the win by pounding out 12 hits and nine walks. Twelfth-round pick Peter Van Gansen has been consistently on fire since signing with the team. He has hit safely in 14 of the team's 16 games, including seven of the last eight. His four hits is a career high (a three week career)… 32nd round pick Louis Distasio has been great through his first five appearances. He threw two perfect innings tonight, striking out three, and earning his first career minor league win. On the season, he has gone 6.1 innings allowing only four hits, one run, and 11 strikeouts.

AZL Padres 2 – AZL Cubs 9

Key Statistics: RHP Manuel Gonzalez 4 IP, 7 H, 6 ER, 3 BB, 5 K; 3B Carlos Sosa 2-4, 2B; LF Josh Magee 0-3, BB, RS, SB (4)

Prospect Watch Zach Risedorf, a sixth round draft pick from last year, struggled in 2014 with the AZL club hitting just .203/.295/.261. After a season of working closely with management Risedorf was hoping to have a better start to the 2015 season. Thus far… 2-22, with no extra base hits, two walks and eight punch outs. Obviously a small sample size, which everything is after only two weeks, but not the start anyone would have hoped for him..

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

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