MadFriars' Daily Farm Report: August 9

A rare meltdown in the El Paso bullpen costs them a victory. Another scorching-hot performance from a trio of San Antonio outfielders, a stellar pitching day in Lake Elsinore, and well-balanced wins for Fort Wayne and Tri-City highlight a strong Sunday for San Diego Padres prospects.

Albuquerque Isotopes 5 – Chihuahuas 4

Key Statistics: 2B Ramiro Pena 2-for-5, 2RBI; SS Diego Goris 2-for-4; RHP Daniel McCutchen 6IP, 7H,1ER, 6K, 1BB

Prospect Watch: The Chihuahuas took a three run lead into the ninth inning before Jay Jackson, who had been nearly unhittable for the last two months, took his second blown save by giving up four runs, two earned, as Albuquerque walked off with a win. … Diego Goris picked up a pair of hits and has a five-game hitting streak since he was promoted to Triple-A. Interestingly, the utility infielder has gotten the start at shortstop four times so far. … Lefty Caleb Thielbar made his system debut, working a scoreless eighth inning with one strikeout. The 28-year-old was claimed on waivers from his home-state Minnesota Twins last week.

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

Missions 8 – Frisco RoughRiders 6

Key Statistics: CF Alberth Martinez 3-for-5, 2HR, 2R, 4RBI; DH Yeison Asencio 3-for-5, RBI, SB; LF Luis Domoromo 3-for-4, BB, SB, 3R, RBI; RHP James Needy 6.2IP, 6H, 5ER, 8K, 1BB

Prospect Watch: The Missions picked up a split of their series in Frisco with more offense from their trio of rejuvenated middle-of-the-order bats. Luis Domoromo, Alberth Martinez and Yeison Asencio each picked up three hits Sunday, with Martinez belting two homers to lead the charge. Martinez, 24, has hit in eight of nine games in August and sports a .432/.475/.838 line while providing strong defense in center. Asencio has hit in each game this month to put together a .486 averge and .622 slugging percentage. Predictably, the 25-year-old has struck out three times and not walked in 37 trips to the plate. Domoromo, who shifted to left field on Sunday to allow Duanel Jones to move across to first base, is in the midst of a 16-game hitting streak with a .378/.425/.514 line for the month. …Cory Spangenberg, playing third base again during his rehab, had a pair of singles, stole his first base, and scored a pair of runs.

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

Storm 3 – San Jose Giants 0

Key Statistics: CF Auston Bousfield 3-for-4, 2B, R; RF Donavan Tate 1-for-3, HR (6); LHP Brad Wieck 6IP, 2H, 0R, 6K, 3BB

Prospect Watch: Brad Wieck and a trio of relievers spun a two-hitter to lead the Storm to a much-needed series win over San Jose. The big lefty picked up his first Cal League victory, giving up only two singles over six innings. His six strikeouts and three free passes were right in line with his performance since joining Elsinore, where he has 38 Ks and has walked 21 in 39 innings. Overall, the 23-year-old from the Texas panhandle owns a 3.76 ERA with 124 strikeouts at three different stops in his first full professional season. He joined the organization in June as the player to be named in the Alex Torres trade. Torres was recently designated for assignment by the Mets.

TinCaps 4 – Peoria Chiefs 2

Key Statistics: CF Michael Gettys 1-for-4, 2B, 2RBI; RHP Chris Huffman 5IP, 4H, 2ER, 1K, 1BB

Prospect Watch: Fort Wayne put up two runs in the top of the ninth thanks to some help from the Chiefs to claim yet another come-from-behind win on their road trip. All four TinCaps runs were unearned. Michael Gettys had the team’s only extra-base hit of the day, a two-run double that tied the game in the fifth inning. The 2014 second-rounder has 34 extra-base hits and 130 strikeouts in 427 plate appearances in his first full season in pro ball. … Chris Huffman, selected 12 rounds after Gettys out of James Madison last June, continues to post solid numbers for the TinCaps despite tallying few strikeouts. The 22-year-old righty gave up two earned runs on four hits and a rare walk in five innings Sunday. Since joining the club in May, he has posted a 3.30 ERA with 38 strikeouts. He’s done it by avoiding hurting himself. He has issued only 18 walks in 79 innings and has surrendered only six homers.

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

Dust Devils 7 – Spokane Indians 3

Key Statistics: 1B Ty France 1-for-4, HR (1), BB, 2R, 2RBI; C Austin Allen 1-for-5, HR (2), 2RBI; RF Justin Pacchioli 2-for-4, 2SB (13), 2R; RHP Adrian DeHorta 5IP, 5H, 3ER, 4K, 3BB

Prospect Watch: Ty France hit his first professional homer to give the Devils the lead and Austin Allen hit a two-run blast in the ninth to give Tri-City the victory on Sunday. France, a 34th-round pick out of San Diego State in June, has an unusual .315/.443/.416 line through his first 42 career games thanks in large part to a refined eye that has helped him to 32 walks against only 24 strikeouts in 185 plate appearances. … Carlos Belen, the high-profile 19 year old who highlighted the Padres international signing class in 2012, hit his team-best fourth homer and struck out two more times in five plate appearances. That’s his season in a microcosm. While nearly 50 percent of his hits have gone for extra-bases, he’s struck out an eye-popping 75 times in 180 trips to the plate, a 40 percent clip.

For further reading on the Tri-City Dust Devils, see the Tri-City Herald

. AZL Rangers 8 – AZL Padres 3

Key Statistics: CF Josh Magee 2-for-3, BB, SB (12), 2R; 1B Brad Zunica 1-for-2, 2BB; DH Jonas Lantigua 1-for-4, 2B, 3RBI; RHP Jacob Nix 3IP, 7H, 6R (5ER), 2K, 1BB

Prospect Watch: Jacob Nix stretched out to three innings for the second straight start. The power righty, who has been on a very slow acclimation program along with second-rounder Austin Smith since the Padres selected him in the third round in June, gave up runs in each frame. … Jonas Lantigua, conservatively listed at 6-foot-five and 205, drove in all three Padres runs. The 20-year-old son of longtime Padres Dominican League coach Evaristo Lantigua, who is probably three inches and 30 pounds above his roster listing, had been sidelined for the last three weeks.

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


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