For further reading on the El Paso Chihuahuas, see the El Paso Times.
Missions 6 – Tulsa Drillers 5
Key Statistics: CF Alberth Martinez, 3-for-4, (2)2B, 2RS; RF Hunter Renfroe, 1-for-4, RS, 3K; LF Yeison Asencio, 2-for-3, 2HR(7,8) 6RBI, BB; RHP James Needy, (W, 2-0) 7IP, 8H, 5ER, BB, 5K; RHP Tayron Guerrero, (S, 11) 1.1IP, H, BB.
Prospect Watch: LF Yeison Asencio turned in arguably the best performance by a Padres’ farmhand this season. The 25-year-old outfielder hit a grand slam in the first inning, and followed with a two-run shot later in the game. Asencio drove in all six runs for the Missions, and continues to be an intriguing bat within the system. Asencio has posted a solid .742 OPS in his second go-around in the Texas League, but his ability to put the bat on the ball continues to impress. Asencio has only struck out 26 times in nearly 300 at-bats … James Needy made his second start since being demoted to San Antonio, and earned the win, despite giving up five earned runs. Needy struggled being a pitcher with fly-ball tendencies in the Pacific Coast League, so a return to the Texas League could be good for Needy’s confidence. Through two starts in San Antonio, Needy is 2-0, with a 3.21 ERA in 14 innings.
Stockton Ports 7 – Storm 3
Prospect Watch: : SS Chase Jensen supplied most of the offense for the Storm, launching a two-run shot in the loss. Jensen hasn’t much in his brief career, but has had a nice stretch this season in the Cal League. Jensen is hitting .295/.340/.500, with three homers and nine RBI in 12 games for Lake Elsinore. Jensen has also displayed impressive range at short, but has struggled making accurate throws to first. Jensen might not be a prospect, but if he continues to improve with the bat, he could have a future as a utilityman … LHP Brad Wieck took the loss, allowing three runs in five innings. Wieck, who was acquired from the Mets a few weeks ago, throws a slider and a heater that can touch 94MPH. Wieck is currently being utilized in the rotation, but scouts believe Wieck could fly through the Padres’ system if he was converted to a reliever.
TinCaps 2 – Great Lakes Loons 0
Prospect Watch: The TinCaps keep winning with pitching, and Dominican righty Ernesto Montas has established himself as the staff ace. The lean right-hander only touches the high-80’s, and doesn’t miss bats with his stuff, but he keeps dominating the Midwest League. Montas has a 1.31 ERA over his last seven starts and leads the Padres’ organization with nine wins. Monday’s outing lowered Montas’ season ERA to 3.03 in 92 innings … 18-year-old Luis Urias singled three times on Monday, pacing the Fort Wayne offensive attack. It was the fourth consecutive multi-hit game for the Midwest League’s youngest player. While Urias hasn’t flashed the power potential of his double-play partner Ruddy Giron, Urias is developing into a player to watch. Urias is hitting .455/.514/.485 in eight games for Fort Wayne.
For further reading on the TinCaps, see the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette.
Dust Devils 5 – Eugene Emeralds 4
Key Statistics: : C Austin Allen, 2-for-3, 2B; DH Justin Pacchioli, 2-for-4, RS, SB(8); LF Jose Carlos Urena, 1-for-2, RS, 2BB, SB(4); RHP Walker Lockett, 6IP, 4H, 2ER, 2BB, 4K; LHP Jerry Keel, (W, 1-0) IP, H, 2R, 0ER, 2BB, 2K; RHP Phil Maton, (S,1) IP, H, 3K.
Prospect Watch: RHP Walker Lockett pitched well again for Tri-City, allowing just two earned runs in six innings. Despite the effort, he earned a no-decision. Lockett struggled with Fort Wayne, but the 2012 4th rounder has pitched well with Tri-City, as evidenced by his 2.53 ERA in six starts … Catcher Austin Allen had two hits, including a double in the Dust Devils’ victory Monday night. Allen, 21, got off to a slow start, but is 6-for-14 over his last four games. Allen, the Padres’ fourth round pick this June has power potential, but thus far he has not shown it in Pasco. The big lefty has just two extra-base hits – both doubles in 68 at-bats. Allen is hitting .221/.316/.250 in his first taste of professional baseball.
For further reading on the Dust Devils, see the Tri-City Herald.
AZL Mariners 7 – AZL Padres 6
Key Statistics: RF Jhonatan Pena, 2-for-4, 2B, RS, RBI; LF Aldemar Burgos, 1-for-3; RHP Adrian De Horta, 3.2IP, 5H, 4R, 3ER, 2BB, 4K; RHP Blake Rogers, (L, 0-1) 1.1IP, 4H, 3R, 2ER, BB, K.
Prospect Watch:2013 8th rounder Adrian De Horta made his first start of the season for the AZL Padres, and had another poor outing. De Horta allowed three earned runs in 3.2 innings and took a no-decision. The righty struggled with control last season, and hasn’t been able to right the ship in the Arizona League this season. Overall, the 20-year-old has an ERA of 9.49 in 12.1 innings.
For the box scores of all the games please go to the MiLB.com scoreboards.