MadFriars' Daily Farm Report: August 15

Justin Hancock wins in his debut for El Paso and San Antonio shows some heart on the road. The Storm lose again and the TinCaps win again. Tri-City keeps getting timely hitting and pitching and the AZL Padres get the win after a very long and hot evening.

Chihuahuas 7 - Nashville Sounds 1

Key Statistics: CF Travis Jankowski 2-3, RBI, BB, 2 SB, 2 RS; RF Rymer Liriano 1-4, 2B, RBI, BB; LF Alex Dickerson 2-4, 2 RBI; 2B Hector Gomez 2-4, 2 2B; SS Mike McCoy 1-3, BB; RHP Justin Hancock (W, 1-0) 5.2 IP 7 H R ER 3 BB 3 K.

Prospect Watch:Travis Jankowski is a man that can fill a box score. In 99 Triple-A plate appearances he is hitting .414/.485/.529 with eight extra-base hits against only nine strikeouts. He has nine stolen bases in 12 attempts to go along with 17 runs in 22 games and is the best lead-off prospect the Padres’ have seen in a long time...Justin Hancock, the roommate of Colin Rea in the off-season and in San Antonio, made his Triple-A debut tonight with a solid outing. Hancock had a 3.59 ERA in 120.1 innings in San Antonio...Jankowski is justifiably getting the lion’s share of attention but keep an eye on Alex Dickerson who has been one of the most consistent players in the organization with a .307/.376/.500 slash line this year...El Paso is two and half games out of first place in the PCL Southern Division.

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

Missions 10 - Arkansas Travelers 7 11 innings

Key Statistics:2B/SS Benji Gonzalez 1-4, HR (1), RBI 2 BB; 3b/2B Casey McElroy 2-5, HR (3) 4 RBI; RF Hunter Renfroe 3-6, 2B, 3 RBI; LF Yeison Ascencio 2-5, BB; SS Diego Goris 1-3, 2 BB; DH Kyle Gaedele 0-3, RBI, 2 BB; C Adolfo Reina 1-3, RBI, 2 BB; RHP Dennis O’Grady 4.1 IP 6 H 5 R 5 ER 5 BB 3 K HR; RHP Stephen Kohlscheen (W, 5-2) 1.0 IP BB; RHP Eury De La Rosa (S, 4) 1.0 IP H K.

Prospect Watch:Down 6-0 in the top of the sixth the visiting Missions came back to tie the game in the ninth on a dramatic home run by Casey McElroy in the ninth and then won it in the eleventh inning on Hunter Renfroe’s double in the eleventh...Renfroe now has 38 extra-base hits on the season...Yeison Ascencio has also put together a good year with a .305/.332/.436 slash line.

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

Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 9 - Storm 4

Key Statistics:RF Auston Bousfield 2-4, RBI, BB; LF Nick Torres 1-3, BB; 3B Gabriel Quintana 3-4, HR (11), RBI; 2B Felipe Blanco 2-4, HR (2), RBI; LHP Brad Wieck (L, 1-5) 4.2 IP 9 H 9 R 9 ER 3 BB 8 K HR.

Prospect Watch:The Storm dropped their fourth straight and are now 0-14 against the Quakes this season. There is simply no way to sugar coat it they are just not very good this year and are now 31 games under .500. The individual components are better than what they are showing on the field, but it needs to reflected in the won-loss column.

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

TinCaps 3 - Cedar Rapids Kernels 1

Key Statistics:2B Josh VanMeter 2-4; 3B Luis Urias 1-2, BB; 1B Trae Santos 1-2, HR (10) 2 RBI, BB; RHP Chris Huffman (W, 7-6) 7.0 IP 7 H 3 R 3 ER 2 BB 6 K HR; RHP Colby Blueberg (S, 16) 2.0 IP H K.

Prospect Watch:The TinCaps are simply a fun team to watch. The turnaround from the beginning of the year has relied on pitching and defense, which would have been inconceivable to those who were following the team in April. Much of the credit should go to their first year manager Francisco Morales who continued emphasize and drill the fundamentals on a daily basis that is paying off now...Trae Santos might be the comeback player of the year in the organization with 39 extra-base hits and a .355 on-base percentage. Today his two-run home run in the second inning was the difference in the game...Luis Urias had his first game at third...Chris Huffman, a fourteenth round pick in the 2014 draft, has given up only four earned runs in his last five starts...Colby Blueberg pitched his fourth straight game where he went multiple innings and did what Colby Blueberg does, he shut down the opposition. This year he has allowed four earned runs in 49.2 innings...it was the TinCaps’ seventh win in a row and twelfth in a row at home.

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

Dust Devils 11 - Boise Hawks

Key Statistics:CF Justin Pacchioli 2-4, 2 BB; 1B Ty France 2-5, RBI; LF Jose Carlos Urena 1-2, 2 RBI, 3 BB; 3B Carlos Belen 0-3, 2, RBI, BB; C Austin Allen 1-4, BB; 2B Kodie Tidwell 3-5, 2 SB; RHP Emmanuel Ramirez 4.0 IP 6 H 4 R 4 ER BB 4 K HR; LHP Elvin Liriano (W, 4-1) 2.0 IP BB 5 K.

Prospect Watch:After winning the first half of the Northwest League North the Dust Devils are only a game out of first place behind Everett...As with the TinCaps the Dust Devils are winning with some solid pitching - an overall staff ERA of 3.73, second only to Fort Wayne’s 3.44 - and with the exception of Carlos Belen’s 13 errors a third, some pretty tight defense....San Diego State alumni Ty France continues to hit with a .302/.441/.395 line. He has played first base for all but one game but his future is probably at third base his college position...Urena pushed his on-base percentage up to .421 with three walks tonight...on the season Liriano has a 39/9 strikeout-to-base-on-balls ratio and a 2.10 ERA.

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

AZL Padres 6 - AZL Marines 1 15 innings

Key Statistics:2B Tyler Moore 2-7, 3B, RBI, SB; RF Alex Garcia 3-7; C Wilfri De la Cruz 1-4, 2 BB; RHP Blake Rodgers (W, 1-1) 3.0 IP H 5 K.

Prospect Watch:On a lovely 113 degree summer evening in Peoria, Arizona the Padres t-ball team got to play 15 innings. Thank God most of these guys are still in their teens. In the top of the fifteenth, after playing in a 1-1 tie, the AZL Padres put up five runs and held on for the win.

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


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