Meagan Hansen

MadFriars San Diego Padres Daily Prospect Report: April 17

While it was a rough day on the farm for the San Diego Padres, Walker Lockett continues to re-establish his prospect status in a rare loss for the TinCaps.

Reno Aces 8 Chihuahuas 5

Key Statistics: C Austin Hedges 2-for-4, HR, (1), 2RBI, RF Hunter Renfroe 1-for-4, 2B, OF Assist; RHP Greg Reynolds 5IP, 8H, 5R (4ER), 1K, 0BB

MadFriars' John Conniff is on location in El Paso this weekend. Read his game story here.

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

Missions Rained Out

San Antonio and Tulsa were postponed and will play a double-header on Monday.

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

Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 6 - Storm 2

Key Statistics: SS Javier Guerra 2-for-4, 2B, HR (1), 1K; CF Franchy Cordero 2-for-4, OF Assist; RHP Brandon Morrow 6.1IP, 10H, 5ER, 5K, 1BB, 90P

Prospect Watch: Through five innings, starter Brandon Morrow had allowed only one run on six hits - two that didn't leave the infield. But the sixth inning caught up with the righty, who is still trying to get up to speed after surgery, an offseason infection and an abbreviated spring training. The MLB veteran was tagged for four more runs in an inning that included a pair of triples among four hits and a walk. In all, he needed 29 pitches in the frame. While Morrow is on a minor league contract, the Padres are going to need to make a decision about whether to move him up to El Paso or join the big league club in the coming week. ... Shortstop Javier Guerra collected his first homer and second double of the season, a day after his first contest of the year without a strikeout. The 20-year-old Panamanian also started one of the Storm's three double plays on the day. It goes without saying that the organization needs their top prospect to build on today's success in the coming weeks.

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

South Bend Cubs 5 - TinCaps 4

Key Statistics: DH Daniel Bravo 1-for-3, BB, R; 3B Kodie Tidwell 1-for-3, BB, RBI, R, E; PH/C Austin Allen 1-for-1, BB, 2RBI; RHP Walker Lockett 6IP, 4H, 3R (0ER), 2K, 2BB

Prospect Watch: The TinCaps offense has been so stellar, that four runs constitutes an off day as the team droped their first game at home of the season. ... After a disappointing early stint the Midwest League and an off-field issue in Tri-City, Walker Lockett finished the 2015 season back in the Arizona League, and out of the Padres' off-season programs. But the 2012 fourth-rounder came into spring ready to put it all behind himself, and he's opened this year as well as he could have hoped. Now 21, Lockett has given up only one earned run in 17 innings, striking out 14 against only three walks. On Sunday, the Floridian was waylaid by a pair of back-to-back errors in the fourth that allowed three unearned runs to come across, but otherwise delivered his third straight stellar outing for the TinCaps. ... Even a day off couldn't slow down Austin Allen's ridiculous start to the season. The 22-year-old catcher came off the bench with two outs in the seventh and delivered a two-run single, and then walked in the ninth. He now owns a .647/.675/.853 slash line through 40 plate appearances.

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

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


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