Chihuahuas 12, Omaha Storm Chasers 0
Key Statistics: CF Manuel Margot, 3-for-4, 2B, 3 RS, BB, RBI SB (16); LF Alex Dickerson, 2-for-4, RS, 3 RBI; DH Hunter Renfroe, 2-for-5, 3B, RS, RBI; 3B Ryan Schimpf, 2-for-5 2 HR (8,9) 5 RBI; RHP Carlos Pimentel (W, 4-3) 6 IP, 4 H, BB, 3 K.
Prospect Watch: The Chihuahuas cruised to a blowout win and are in first place, with a one-game lead over Las Vegas ... Alex Dickerson had a pair of singles and three RBI to extend his hitting streak to 28 games. Dickerson leads the Pacific Coast League with a .413 average and a .683 slugging percentage ... Third baseman Ryan Schimpf had a pair of homers, including a grand slam in the ninth inning. Schimpf, who hit 20 or more homers five straight years in the Toronto organization, is now second in the San Diego system with nine, one behind Hunter Renfroe. Schimpf has seen action at second, third and the corner outfield spots for El Paso in 2016. He is hitting .338/.411/.662 in May ... RHP Carlos Pimentel pitched well for the Chihuahuas, cruising through six shutout innings to earn his fourth win. While the 6.77 overall ERA for the 26-year-old is pretty ugly, he has pitched to a 3.55 ERA in six road starts. In El Paso, the former Cub farmhand has a 13.00 ERA in four starts, including a meltdown in which he allowed ten earned runs and recorded just three outs.
The Missions had Memorial day off. They will head up to Arkansas, to take on the Northwest Arkansas Naturals tomorrow.
Storm 10, Stockton Ports 4
Key Statistics: SS Luis Urias, 4-for-5, 2 RS, 2B; CF Franchy Cordero, 3-for-5, 3 RS, 3B, RBI; LF Edwin Moreno, 2-for-3, 2 RS, HR (6), BB, 5 RBI; 1B Trae Santos, 2-for-4, (2) 2B, 2 RBI; RHP Dinelson Lamet (W, 7-1) 5 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 2 K
Prospect Watch: The Storm scored nine runs in the first two innings and cruised to a win and the series victory over Stockton ... Luis Urias started at short and continues to impress, as the 18-year-old had four hits on the afternoon. The infielder is sixth in the circuit with a .328 average and continues to show plate discipline beyond his years ... Edwin Moreno had a big afternoon, hitting his club-leading sixth homer in the victory. Moreno has almost equaled his career high in home runs, set way back in 2011 when he hit seven in the Dominican Summer League. Moreno is hitting .333/.361/.462 in May, although today’s homer was his first in a month ... RHP Dinelson Lamet struggled with command but gutted out five innings to earn his seventh victory of the season. The seven victories lead the Cal League and his 2.14 ERA is good enough for third in the league. The biggest issue with Lamet has been consistent command with his fastball, which has led to a few walks. Lamet has shown tremendous poise and has shown the ability to pitch around walks.
Lake County Captains 5, TinCaps 4
Key Statistics: LF Kodie Tidwell, 2-for-4, RS, 2B, BB, 2 RBI; C Kyle Overstreet, 2-for-3, RS, BB; SS Ruddy Giron, 1-for-2, RS, 2 BB; RHP Jacob Nix (L, 0-2) 3.2 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 2 BB; RHP Austin Smith 4.1 IP, 3 H, ER, 2 K.
Prospect Watch: The TinCaps scored three in the ninth to make things interesting but could not overcome the early deficit and earned a split against the Indians affiliate ... Jacob Nix had a rare poor outing, as the 20-year-old allowed four earned runs, including the first two homers the former third-rounder has given up in 2016. Nix has a 3.15 ERA through his first ten starts this season ... Shortstop Ruddy Giron had a nice day at the plate, drawing a pair of walks and also had a single in the loss. Giron, still just 19, has scuffled badly in his second season in Fort Wayne and is hitting .182/.241/.247. Perhaps the cold weather of April in the Midwest League but the early numbers are a far cry from what Giron produced a season ago ... TinCaps utility man Kodie Tidwell extended his hitting streak to ten games in the loss. Tidwell was a 26th round pick in 2015 and has seen time at second, third, short and left for the TinCaps in 2016. The 21-year-old is hitting .239/.306/.366 in 2016, which includes a .341 over the aforementioned hitting streak.