Key Statistics: CF Travis Jankowski, 2-for-5, 3B, SB (4), 2RS; SS Ramiro Pena, 3-for-5, 3RS, 2RBI; LF Jake Goebbert, 3-for-6, HR (7), 3RBI, 2RS; 1B Cody Decker, 2-for-5, HR (20) 2RS, 2RBI, BB; RF Rymer Liriano, 4-for-5, (3) 2B, RBI, SB (13); SS Diego Goris, 1-for-4, HR (1), BB, 2RBI; LHP Jason Lane, 3.2IP, 10H, 10R, 9ER, 3K; LHP Frank Garces, (W, 1-0) 2.1IP, 3H, 2R, ER; RHP Jay Jackson, (S,10) IP, K.
Prospect Watch: In a game televised by CBS Sports Network, the teams combined for 25 runs and 32 hits … LF Jake Goebbert has been a bit of a forgotten man in the Padres’ organization, but the former big leaguer has quietly had a solid season. Goebbert, 27, has homered twice in the month, and has seven on the year. The former Northwestern Wildcat had a rough April, but has still managed a solid .828 OPS this season … LHP Jason Lane struggled again, turning in his worst effort of the season. Lane allowed nine earned runs, including 3 home runs. Lane has given up 17 earned runs in his last 10.2 innings pitched. His ERA is at a season-high of 5.85.
For further reading on the El Paso Chihuahuas, see the El Paso Times.
Frisco RoughRiders 9 – Missions 7
Prospect Watch: The Missions scored six runs in the first inning, but watched the lead evaporate over the rest of the evening … 1B Luis Domoromo extended his hitting streak to 13 games, with a pair of singles in the loss. Domoromo is hitting a robust .338/.377/.510, with four homers in the season’s second half. Domoromo hit just .200 in the first few months of the season … RHP Ronald Herrera was the ace of the Storm’s staff this year, but his excellence hasn’t transferred to Double-A. Herrera, 20, allowed five earned runs in just three innings. Herrera is one of the youngest players in the league, so his struggles can be somewhat forgiven. Herrera has a 7.71 ERA in three starts for San Antonio.
Storm 8 – San Jose Giants 7
Key Statistics: DH Nick Schulz, 3-for-7, 2B, 2RS; C Ryan Miller, 2-for-7; 3B Gabriel Quintana, 3-for-7, 2B, HR (10), 5RBI; SS Chase Jensen, 2-for-6, 2B; CF Donavan Tate, 2-for-6; RHP Zech Lemond, 4IP, 9H, 6ER, 2 BB, 3K; RHP (normally position player) Ricardo Valenzuela, (W, 1-0) IP, H, R (unearned).
Prospect Watch: The Storm lost a 14-inning game earlier in the week, but made up for the heartbreak by winning tonight in fifteen innings! They played in the longest game in the Cal League this year … 3B Gabriel Quintana had his best game of the season, with three hits, including a double, a homer, five RBI’s, and the walk-off hit. Quintana has had a disappointing season, and has seemingly been passed by Duanel Jones on the organizational depth chart. Quintana has flashed power with 10 homers and he is third in the Cal League with 30 doubles. Quintana has only drawn 14 walks all season, while striking out approximately 25% of the time. Quintana is still just 22, but he will need to improve his discipline in order to rise through the organization … After burning through the bullpen in the extra innings affair, the Storm used 3rd catcher, Ricardo Valenzuela as a pitcher in the 15th inning. Valenzuela allowed an unearned run, aided by a Nick Torres error. Valenzuela, 25, hasn’t played much at all for the Storm, but he hasn’t allowed in earned run in four appearances out of the bullpen. It doesn’t seem likely that Valenzuela will pitch full-time, but hey, when a position player gets a win, it’s a fun story.
TinCaps 5 – Burlington Bees 4
Key Statistics: SS Ruddy Giron, 1-for-5, HR (9) 2RBI; LF Franchy Cordero, 2-for-4, RBI; 3B Luis Tejada, 2-for-4, 2B; RF Edwin Moreno, 3-for-3, 3B; LHP Thomas Dorminy, (W, 9-7) 6IP, 8H, 3ER, 2BB, 5K; RHP Jimmy Brosoban, (S, 6) IP, H, BB, 2K.
Prospect Watch: A day after watching their seven-game hitting streak end, the TinCaps got back into the win column … SS Ruddy Giron hit first homer since July 6th in the win. Giron, 18, has regained his hitting stroke, and his hitting a cool .405 in his last ten. Overall, Giron is fifth in the Midwest League, with a .311 average. Former TinCap and current Storm outfielder Nick Torres leads the MWL with a .326 average … Outfielder Edwin Moreno has been the team’s 4th outfielder this season, and he has quietly flourished in his role. The 21-year-old hasn’t gotten regular at-bats, but he is sixth in the league with six triples. Moreno had three hits Thursday night, and he is hitting .304/.339/.442 on the season.
For further reading on the TinCaps, see the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette.
Dust Devils 5 – Everett Aquasox 4
Prospect Watch: Fresh off of an appearance in the Northwest League vs. Pioneer League All-Star Game, OF Jose Carlos Urena slammed his fifth homer, in yet another Dust Devils victory. Urena, 20, had a disastrous 2014, but he could very well be the Northwest League MVP in 2015. Urena is tied for fourth in the league with five homers. Urena is also tied for the league lead in walks (with teammate Ty France) and is third in on-base percentage (teammate Ty France leads the league) … The Padres may have found a late-round steal with 2015 20th rounder Phil Maton. Maton got his third save Thursday night with a dominant performance. Maton has struck out 41 batters, while walking just four in 23.1 innings. Maton has a scoreless streak of 18.2 innings currently going. Overall, Maton has a 1.16 ERA on the season.
For further reading on the Dust Devils, see the Tri-City Herald.
AZL Padres – Did not play Thursday.
For the box scores of all the games please go to the MiLB.com scoreboards.