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MadFriars San Diego Padres Daily Prospect Report: May 29

The TinCaps came back with a vengeance after Saturday's big loss and the Missions claw out a victory in 11, while the Chihuahuas and Storm were each edged.

Omaha Storm Chasers 3 - Chihuahuas 2

Key Statistics: CF Manuel Margot 2-for-4, 3B (4), R; 2B Carlos Asuaje 2-for-4, 3B (4), R, RBI; DH Alex Dickerson 2-for-4, 2B, RBI; RHP Colin Rea 1IP, 1H, 1ER, 2K, 1BB; RHP Fabio Castillo 7IP, 5H, 2ER, 6K, 3BB

Prospect Watch: While the top of the El Paso lineup continued to produce, it wasn't enough on Sunday as their four game winning streak was snapped.They'll finish what has been a solid road trip through the flatlands of the Pacific Coast League. Starter Colin Rea, who will almost certainly return to the Padres to assume Cesar Vargas's spot in the rotation in the coming week, worked one tune-up inning to open the game, giving up a run while striking out two. He gave way to Fabio Castillo, whose regular turn fell today. Castillo, 27, was the hard-luck loser, giving up a pair of runs over seven innings of work. The righty posted six strikeouts, his best since jumping to Triple-A earlier in the month, but also struggled with command as he issued three more walks. He's now given up 13 free passes in 24.2 PCL innings. ... Alex Dickerson's streak is now at 27 games after the left-handed hitting outfielder had a single and double in the designated hitter slot. During his streak, he's hitting .440 with 15 extra-base hits.

Missions 2 - Arkansas Travelers (F/11)

Key Statistics: LF Nick Torres 2-for-5, 3B (2), SB, R; 3B Gabriel Quintana 2-for-4, 2B, RBI; RHP Michael Kelly 6IP, 2H, 1R (0ER), 6K, 3BB

Prospect Watch: With the bases loaded and one out in the 11th, Yeison Asencio grounded a ball to second base. The 26-year-old outfielder busted it down the line, getting to first before the return throw on a would-be double-play effort, allowing Nick Torres to come across the plate with the winning run. The victory allowed the Missions to avoid a sweep to the Travelers and finish the homestand with a 3-3 record. ... San Antonio starter Michael Kelly turned in his best start since earning his promotion earlier in the month. The 23-year-old righty surrendered only one unearned run in six innings of work, dropping his Texas League ERA to 1.54 in his first 23.1 innings. He's struck out exactly six in each of his four appearances and sports an impressive 1.54 ERA at this early stage. He had also only given up four earned runs in his final 18 Cal League innings. ... The Missions bullpen was just as dominant following Kelly. Tayron Guerrero, whose option was transferred down from El Paso earlier in the day, struck out two in a perfect inning, as did Jason Jester. Eric Yardley gave up one scratch infield single, while Adam Cimber picked up the victory by giving up one hit with three strikeouts over two innings of work. ...

Stockton Ports 4 - Storm 3

Key Statistics: DH Josh VanMeter 1-for-4, HR (5); 3B River Stevens 1-for-4, HR (2); RF Franmil Reyes 2-for-4, 3B (1), E (4); RHP Zech Lemond 7IP, 10H, 4ER, 3K, 1BB

Prospect Watch: A stretch of three batters in the Stockton fourth inning did in Storm starter Zech Lemond and his club on Sunday afternoon. The Texan right-hander rebounded from giving up a run in the first to come back with seven straight groundball outs. But the Ports opened the top of the fourth with a single, double and then homer to plate the three runs that would ultimately decide the game. Overall, Lemond was solid if not spectacular in his second start after a late beginning to the season. He surrendered 10 hits and four runs in seven innings of work. ...Infielder River Stevens came into the year with one homer in 148 professional games. But the California native has begun to find his power stroke a bit this year, launching his fourth homer of the season (two each with Fort Wayne and Elsinore). While his game will never be based on power, the left-handed hitting utility guy has a .192 IsoP rate at three stops so far this year. 

TinCaps 9 - Lake County Captains 3

Key Statistics: 1B Ty France 4-for-5, HR (3), 4RBI; LF Kodie Tidwell 2-for-5, 3B (2) HR (1), 2R, 3RBI; RHP Enyel De Los Santos 5IP, 4H, 2ER, 4K, 1BB

Prospect Watch: The TinCaps bounced back from their worst defeat of the year on Saturday to pound the Captains on Sunday. Starter Enyel De Los Santos gave up two runs over five innings, marking his fifth straight start working at least that deep and giving up no more than a pair of runs. Over that stretch, the 20-year-old righty has tossed 27 innings with only 15 hits and four walks, while striking out 21. The headliner of the Joaquin Benoit trade this offseason, De Los Santos works in the mid-90s with his fastball. He'll surpass his total professional workload from the Mariners' system by mid-June. ... First baseman Ty France had a career-high seven total bases, including his first homer of the month. The SDSU alum, whose game relies more on contact than power, has limped through May with on-base and slugging percentage marks below .300 for the month before his big day Sunday.

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


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