MadFriars' Daily Farm Report: August 4

The Padres might have lost but it was a great day on the farm. Not one, not two but three walk off-victories. El Paso and AZL Padres both won in dramatic fashion. Then to just do them one better, Peter Van Gansen ends the NWL All-Star game with a walk-off of his own.

Chihuahuas 4 – Reno Aces 3

Key Statistics: RHP Daniel McCutchen 6 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, BB, 3 K; RHP Nick Vincent (W, 4-3) 1.0 IP 2 K);CF Travis Jankowski 1-4, RS, BB; RF Rymer Liriano 1-3, RS, BB; SS Diego Goris 2-4, 2B, RS, RBI.

Prospect Watch A sound that we were more prepared to hear in San Diego rather than El Paso but … “Middlebrooks singles through the 5.5 hole, Jankowski is speeding around towards the plate! He scores Chihuahuas win! Chihuahuas win!”… For those of you championing Alex Dickerson to San Diego, he hit his tenth home run of the year, but did strike out twice, commit an error, and got an outfield assist.

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

Corpus Christi Hooks 14 - Missions 4

Key Statistics: RHP Dennis O’Grady (L, 3-4) 4.2 IP, 9 H, 9 R, 8 ER, 3 BB, K; SS Cory Spangenberg 0-4, RS; 1B Luis Domoromo 2-4, 3B, HR (4), 3 RBI, 2 RS; CF Alberth Martinez 2-3, 2 2B, RBI, BB.

Prospect Watch So much for Spangenberg only playing second. With Jedd Gyorko and Yangervis Solarte playing well, Cory could best serve the club at short. He made all the plays including turning a 4-6-3 double play. No word on if this will be a continued thing for Spangy to play short or if it is just to get him in the lineup everyday… DH Yeison Asencio added two more singles to stretch his line to .290. He doesn’t walk (12 in nearly 400 at-bats) which severely hurts his prospect ranking. But hitting nearly .300 in AA isn’t something that can be ignored.

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

Inland Empire 66ers 6 - Storm 5 14 innings

Key Statistics: RHP Brad Wieck 4 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 5 BB, 5 K; LHP Griffin Russell (L, 0-1) 0.2 IP 3 H 3 R 2 ER K; CF Donavan Tate 1-6, HR (5), RBI, 2 RS; LF Nick Torres 1-5, SB (3).

Prospect Watch If the Lake Elsinore offense wasn’t awful enough,they got to face Jared Weaver tonight. The Strom actually did pretty good against the former All-Star who went 5.2 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K. The game did go into extras after the Storm scored in the ninth on a Ryan Miller double and a Gabriel Quintana sacrifice fly. The duo of Eric Yardley and Kyle Bartsch have gone 5 IP, H, 4 BB, 9 K. The go ahead run was scored on a two out single by Fernando Perez, only to see them lose in a 66er walk-off in the bottom of the inning.

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

TinCaps 4 – Dayton Dragons 0

Key Statistics: RHP Chris Huffman (W, 6-6) 5 IP, 4 H, 2 K; 2B Luis Urias 2-3, 2B, 2 RS, BB, SB (4); SS Rudy Giron 1-3, RBI, BB.

Prospect Watch In a pretty good rotation, Chris Huffman is doing everything he can to stand out. Over his last three starts he has gone 3-0, 18 IP, 13 H, ER, 2 BB, 9 K. A 0.50 ERA. The biggest problem for Huffman thus far has been his strikeout rate which is standing at just 4.5 K/9… With today’s game, Luis Urias officially passed the 100 at-bat plaeau, and is still hitting an insane .379/.443/.408. Even more impressive he is averaging only one strikeout per 11 at bats.

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

Tri-City Dust Devils are on their All Star break

Key Statistics: SS Peter Van Gansen had the walk-off RBI, a single to right-center, in the tenth to clinch the game for the NWL All-Stars

AZL Padres 8 - AZL Cubs 6

Key Statistics: RHP Jacob Nix 3 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 3 K; 1B Brad Zunica 2-3, 2 HR (3), 3 RS, 4 RBI, 2 BB; LF Yale Rosen 1-4, HR (3).

Prospect Watch Have yourself a night Brad Zunica! Zunica did not hit a home run in his first 15 games with the AZL Padres. That has easily changed in the past two days. Down by two in the seventh, Zunica hits a two-run blast to tie the game at six. He then comes back up, with two outs in the bottom of the ninth. His blast over the right field wall, sent everyone home happy… Jacob Nix had by far his longest outing of the year, his previous long outing was 1.2 innings. Unfortunately, it was also arguably his worst giving up three runs in three innings. Nix flashed above average stuff, but struggled with catching too much of the plate.

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

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