MadFriars' Daily Farm Report: August 10

Monday was unusually light night in the system, with only Tri-City and the AZL Padres on the schedule. Tri City fell behind early, while the AZL Padres were blanked in Mesa. Hey, at least the big league Padres won.

Chihuahuas: DNP – El Paso will open up a home series tomorrow against the Las Vegas 51’s.

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

DNP – San Antonio will open up a series with the Northwest Arkansas Naturals tomorrow evening.

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

DNP – The Storm will open a series at home tomorrow against the Bakersfield Blaze.

DNP – The TinCaps will open up a series tomorrow at home against the Quad Cities River Bandits.

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

Spokane Indians 9 – Dust Devils 5

Key Statistics: C Austin Allen, 2-for-5, 2RBI; 3B Carlos Belen, 2-for-5, 3B, 2B, RS; 2B Kodie Tidwell, 2-for-3, HR (1), BB, 2B; RHP Brett Kennedy (L, 0-2), 1.2IP, 4H, 4ER, BB, 3K.

Prospect Watch: Alright, finally we have a team that actually took the field tonight. Tri-City fell behind 6-0, before rallying to make things somewhat interesting… Second baseman Kodie Tidwell blasted his first professional homer in the loss. Tidwell also stroked a double and drew a walk Monday night. Tidwell was drafted in the 26th round this year, and began the season with the AZL Padres. Like many of his teammates in Tri-City, Tidwell has shown a keen eye at the plate, as evidenced by a 19:16 walk-to-strikeout ratio in his short time in the Pacific Northwest…Third baseman Carlos Belen had a pair of extra-base-hits, including a triple in the loss. Belen was shown flashes of potential in the Northwest League, but he is far from a finished product. Belen leads the NWL in strikeouts with 75, which includes a strikeout rate of nearly 47%. He has also struggled mightily in the field, as the 1-year-old has committed 12 errors in 36 games. The raw power remains intriguing, and Belen is still a name to watch it the system.

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

AZL Cubs 6 – AZL Padres 0

Key Statistics: : SS Daniel Bravo, 2-for-4; 2B Josh VanMeter, 3-for-5; RHP Manuel Gonzalez, 4IP, 6H, 6ER, 3BB, 2K.

Prospect Watch: : Second baseman Josh VanMeter had three singles, and is now 8-for-12 in his three game rehab stint in the desert. VanMeter, 20, broke his leg earlier this season while playing with Fort Wayne. Nothing has been officially announced, but it seems likely that VanMeter will join Fort Wayne soon, as they continue to chase the postseason. Incidentally, this Sunday is Josh VanMeter bobblehead day in Fort Wayne. VanMeter hails from a suburb of Fort Wayne.

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

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