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MadFriars San Diego Padres Daily Prospect Report: May 18

The farm went completely winless for the first time in a long time. With El Paso having the day off, the Missions, Storm, and TinCaps scored a combined four runs. The only bright spots on the day were Elliot Morris returning to the mound, and another great start by Logan Allen.

Chihuahuas had the day off

El Paso opens a homestand against Round Rock on Friday. They'll have Yangervis Solarte in uniform on a rehab assignment when they do.

Corpus Christi Hooks 5 – Missions 2

Key Stats: RHP Bryan Rodriguez  6 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, BB, 3 K (L, 2-3); RHP Elliot Morris 1 IP; SS Jose Rondon 2-4, HR (2), RBI; CF Auston Bousfield 2-4; LF Nick Torres 2-4; 1B Chase Jensen 1-3, HR (2), RBI

Prospect Watch: After missing the first six weeks of 2016, righty Elliot Morris finally returned to the mound, throwing a perfect one-two-three inning. Not surprisingly, he returned to the bullpen first appearing in a low stress situation.  The Missions will probably slowly build up his innings before putting him back in the starting rotation…After a strong April, shortstop Jose Rondon has really struggled this month. But the 22-year-old hit an opposite-field homer and had two hits in Wednesday's morning game.

Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 7 – Storm 2

Key Stats: RHP Brett Kennedy 4.1 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 3 K (L, 0-2); CF Franchy Cordero 2-4, 2B; 1B Trae Santos 1-3, 2B, RS

Prospect Watch: While it has gone mainly unnoticed, second baseman Fernando Perez has been on the DL since April 11th.  It was too bad as he had started reaching base in each of his first five games before the injury….  Edwin Moreno, who has not played the past few days, has had an interesting first few months.  In April he led the team in home runs with five but hit just .178 with a .218 on-base percentage. In May, his average has skyrocketed to .281 but has yet to hit a home run. Sadly, even with his last home run coming on April 27th, he still leads the club with five. 

Lansing Lugnuts 1 – TinCaps 0

Key Stats: LHP Logan Allen  4 IP, 2 H, BB, 4 K; RHP Jerry Keel 3 IP, H, 2 K; RHP Phil Maton 2 IP, 4 K; 2B Peter Van Gansen 2-5; 3B Carlos Belen 1-4; LF Rod Boykin 2-4, 2B

Prospect Watch: After giving up three runs in his last outing, lefty Logan Allen was back to his normal ways throwing four scoreless innings.  Over his eight games as a piggyback starter, Allen has allowed no runs in half of them.  The Padres are also slowly increasing his innings as they work to keep the teenager healthy in his first full season. Through his first five outings, Allen averaged just three  innings a start and went four just once. But he's thrown four in each of his last three appearances. It's a small increase, but an increase nonetheless for a kid who won't turn 19 until the day of his next start. Don’t forget that while everyone was drooling over his numbers last year he threw only 24.1 innings of professional ball last year.  

You can view all the day's boxscores at the Scoreboard.

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