Key Statistics: 3B Will Middlebrooks, 1-for-4, HR (2), 2RBI; RF Alex Dickerson, 4-for-5, 2B, HR(8), RBI; DH Cody Decker, 2-for-4; RF Rymer Liriano, 2-for-4, HR (9), RS, RBI; RHP Chris Smith, 7IP, 7H, 3ER, 2BB, 8K; RHP Nick Vincent, (W, 3-3) IP, K; RHP Leonel Campos, (S, 1) IP, H, 3K
Prospect Watch: The Chihuahuas homered three times to win their seventh straight game … RF Alex Dickerson continued his excellent, but seemingly under-the-radar campaign Monday with four hits, including his eighth home run. Dickerson, 25, ranks in the top-ten in the PCL in batting average, doubles, on-base percentage and triples. Dickerson has defensive versatility and can handle first base. If the Padres make a few deals involving outfielders at the trade deadline, Dickerson would be a logical candidate to take their place on the roster … After an 0-for-17 skid in the middle of the month, Liriano has had multi-hit games in three of his last four games. Liriano blasted his eighth homer, and also singled in the victory. Liriano has displayed a vastly improved eye at the plate, as evidenced by his .372 OBP.
For further reading on the El Paso Chihuahuas, see the El Paso Times.
Missions 13 – Corpus Christi Hooks 7
Key Statistics: 1B Luis Domoromo, 3-for-5, HR (2), BB, 2B, RS, 2RBI; CF Hunter Renfroe, 2-for-4, RS, RBI; RF Yeison Asencio, 2-for-5, HR (9), 2B, 2RS, 3RBI; 3B Duanel Jones, 3-for-5, 3RS, 2B, RBI; C Griff Erickson, 3-for-5, 2RS, HR(3), 4RBI; RHP Justin Hancock, 3IP, 7H, 4ER, 4BB, 5K; RHP Bryce Morrow, (W, 2-2) 3.1IP, 4H, 2R, ER, 5K.
Prospect Watch: The Missions used an eight-run fourth inning to cruise to the victory … 1B Luis Domoromo hit his second homer of the year Monday, and is one of the hottest hitters in the Texas League. Domoromo, 23, was a disaster for the first three months of the season, but he is hitting .348/.396/.539, with both of his homers in the month of July. Domoromo is also 7-for-14 over the last three games … C Griff Erickson also had his best game of the season, with three hits, including his third blast of the year. Before 2015, Erickson spent his entire career in the Dodgers’ system. He is a native San Diegan, as he attended Mesa CC. Erickson, 27 has struggled to a .223/.313/.325 as the Missions’ primary catcher in 2015.
Storm 5 – Inland Empire 66’ers 4
Key Statistics: CF Auston Bousfield, 3-for-5, SB (19), RS; RF Nick Torres, 2-for-4, 2RBI, SB (2); 1B Marcus Davis, 4-for-5, (3) 2B, 2RS, RBI; RHP Zech Lemond, 5IP, 8H, 3ER, BB, 5K; RHP Eric Yardley, 2.2IP, 3H, 3K; RHP Jason Jester, (W, 2-0) IP, K.
Prospect Watch: The Storm won in 10 innings, courtesy of a Nick Torres sacrifice fly … 1B Marcus Davis had a season-high four hits, including three doubles. After a big June, Davis has scuffled to a .203/.247/.304 line in July. He also missed five games this month, due to a back injury. Davis has refined his approach at the plate, but will need to hit for more power to be considered a true prospect … RHP Jason Jester pitched a scoreless inning for the win in relief. Jester, 24, was a 23rd round pick in 2014, out of Texas A&M. After a rough start, Jester has not allowed a run in 10 consecutive outings, spanning 12.2 innings. During his current run, Jester has struck out 16, while walking just two.
TinCaps – DNP. They will open a series tomorrow at home against the Dayton Dragons.
For further reading on the TinCaps, see the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette.
Spokane Indians 1 – Dust Devils 0
Key Statistics: CF Rod Boykin, 1-for-5, SB (11); 1B Ty France, 2-for-4, 2B; RF Mason Smith, 2-for-3, BB; SS Peter Van Gansen, 2-for-3, BB; RHP Adrian De Horta, 6IP, H, BB, 5K; RHP Samuel Holland, (L, 1-1) IP, R, 0ER, 2BB, 3K.
Prospect Watch: The Dust Devils lost, despite allowing just one hit. The winning run scored on a wild pitch … RHP Adrian De Horta had the best outing of his young career, twirling a gem in Pasco. De Horta, 20, has had big issues with his command throughout his pro career, but his command was never better in his Dust Devils debut. De Horta allowed just one hit and one walk, while pitching six scoreless innings. De Horta had an 8.83 ERA in seven appearances with the rookie squad in Peoria … 1B Ty France continues to be one of the biggest surprises of the year for Tri-City. As we have documented, France played at San Diego State, and was in the 34th round this past June. France, with two more hits Monday, is now fourth in the Northwest League, with a .403 on-base-percentage. France, 20, has displayed a terrific eye at the plate, and is third in the league in walks. France is yet to homer, but his local ties and keen eye at the plate will make him a name to watch.
For further reading on the Dust Devils, see the Tri-City Herald.
AZL Padres DNP. The AZL Padres did not play Monday.
For the box scores of all the games please go to the MiLB.com scoreboards.