Chihuahuas 7, New Orleans Zephyrs 6
Key Statistics: LF Alex Dickerson, 4-for-4 2 HR (4, 5), 2B, 3 RBI; RF Hunter Renfroe, 3-for-5, HR (7), 3 RBI, RS; 3B Diego Goris, 2-for-4, HR (3), RS, 3 RBI; RHP Jeremy Guthrie, 5 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, K; RHP Eric Yardley, (S, 1) IP.
Prospect Watch: The Chihuahuas won their fourth game in a row and are now a season-high three games over .500 (20-17). They are two games behind first-place Salt Lake City ... After hitting a grand slam last week in Wrigley Field, left fielder Alex Dickerson returned to El Paso and blasted two home runs in the El Paso victory. The three-hit game brought Dickerson’s Triple-A hitting streak to 15 games -- a Chihuahuas team-record (h/t to Chihuahuas’ broadcaster Tim Hagerty). Dickerson is hitting .444 during that stretch with three homers and 11 RBI. If Dickerson had enough at-bats to qualify for the batting title, he’d be second in the circuit with a .395 batting average and a .671 slugging percentage. Dickerson has proven that he is ready to facilitate a role in San Diego ... While we are on the subject of hitters with power, Hunter Renfroe hit his seventh home run Monday night. The 24-year-old has his fourth consecutive multi-hit game and has raised his average to .310. More impressively, Renfroe continues to make contact and has not struck out more than once in a game since April 29th.
Corpus Christi Hooks 8, Missions 0
Key Statistics: LF Nick Torres, 2-for-4; LF Yeison Asencio, 3-for-4, 2B; RHP Bryce Morrow (L, 0-5), 5 IP, 9 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, K.
Prospect Watch: San Antonio managed just five hits -- two by Nick Torres and three by Yeison Asencio in the loss. Torres’ multi-hit game was his second in the last three games. Torres is 6-for-14 over that stretch, raising his average to .262. While Torres hasn’t lit the Texas League on fire, he has been steady and shown a little more pop this season, despite playing his home games in a pitcher’s park. Torres has a .745 OPS in 31 games this season ... Righty Bryce Morrow continues to struggle, losing his fifth consecutive start for San Antonio. The 28-year-old has a 7.00 ERA and opposing hitters are pounding the former Central Michigan hurler to the tune of a .352 average. Morrow should continue to soak up innings since there aren’t better alternatives, barring a promotion of Dinelson Lamet.
Lancaster JetHawks 19, Storm 0
Key Statistics: 2B Luis Urias, 2-for-4; LHP Thomas Dorminy, (L, 1-5) 2.2 IP, 11 H, 8 ER, K; LHP Trevor Seidenberger IP, 5 H, 8 ER, 3 BB, K
Prospect Watch: Nope, that isn’t a misprint. Lake Elsinore went down 19-0 in their series finale in the Antelope Valley ... LHP Thomas Dorminy was the ace of the TinCaps just a year ago but he has struggled mightily in the California League in 2016. Dorminy looked to have turned a corner in his last outing but had the worst outing of his career Monday night. The 23-year-old lefty gave up 11 hits, eight earned runs and a homer in just 2.2 innings of work. The 2016 numbers on Dorminy are not pretty: an 8.91 ERA, 60 hits allowed, 16 walks in just 33.1 innings. Dorminy could flip spots with Brad Wieck, who has pitched well out of the Storm ‘pen this season ... After Dorminy exited with two outs in the third innungs, the JetHawks blasted reliever Trevor Seidenberger for eight more runs, including a grand slam. Seidenberger, 24, was acquired from Milwaukee in the Rymer Liriano deal. Prior to Monday’s disaster, the lefty out of TCU had not been scored upon in his previous five outings. Seidenberger now has a 6.75 ERA; it was 3.32 prior to today.
TinCaps had a scheduled day off
They open a homestead against Lansing on Tuesday.
Roster Moves: The Padres released RHP Greg Reynolds from extended spring training Monday, as first reported by Matt Eddy of Baseball America. The former 3rd overall pick in 2006 pitched in five games for El Paso and went 1-3, with a 7.30 ERA in five starts. The righty out of Stanford struck out just five hitters in 24.2 innings.