Chihuahuas 7 - Sacramento River Cats 6
Key Statistics: CF Manuel Margot 3-5, 2 2B, RBI; 2B Carlos Asuaje 1-2, 3B, RBI, 2 BB; 1B Jose Pierla 2-5, 2 RBI; 3B Ryan Schimpf 2-2, 2 RBI, 2 BB; PH Alex Dickerson 0-0, BB, R; RHP Fabio Castillo 6.0 IP 11 H 6 R 6 ER K; LHP Buddy Baumann (W, 1-0) 1.0 IP H BB; RHP Jose Dominguez (S, 5) 1.0 IP.
Prospect Watch: The last time the Chihuahuas lost games back-to-back was on May 22. Since that time they have gone 12-2 and are currently sitting atop the Pacific Coast League Pacific Southern Division. Tonight they came back from a five-run deficit in the bottom of the seventh inning and won it by scoring two in the eighth inning on Manuel Margot’s second double of the night for the tying run and Carlos Asuaje’s sacrifice fly to bring him home to sweep the series…Big night by Margot who has added thirty points to his batting average in the past week…The Padres want Alex Dickerson to stay sharp as a pinch-hitter, which is one of the reasons he came off the bench tonight. In eight plate appearances as a pinch-hitter, he has a slash line of .800/.875/1.400 with a home run. When you are hot, you are hot…Buddy Baumann, who signed this offseason as a minor league free agent and then added to the 40-man roster almost immediately, and is a refugee from the Kansas City Royals organization, made his first appearance with El Paso and got the win. He's likely to take most of the full 30 days allowed by his rehab assignment as he works his way back from a back issue.
For further reading on the El Paso Chihuahuas, see the El Paso Times.
The Missions game in Little Rock against the Arkansas Travelers was postponed because of rain. A doubleheader is scheduled for tomorrow.
Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 4 - Storm 3
Key Statistics: RF Franmil Reyes 4-4, 2B, SB (1), CS (3); 3B Fernando Perez 1-3, BB; DH Josh VanMeter 1-3, BB; RHP Brett Kennedy (L, 1-3) 5.0 IP 2 H 3 R ER 2 BB 6 K; RHP Jose Torres 1.0 IP H R ER 2 K.
Prospect Watch: The Storm fell a game under .500 tonight to end their three game winning streak as they couldn’t convert in the bottom of the ninth with the winning run at the plate… Franmil Reyes, after a painful start, has been playing well as of late and has also seen a recent boost of over forty points in his batting average. The big man also scored the first run of the night when he stole home on the front-end of a double steal. He broke for the plate after the throw went through to second and was safe when the throw back to the plate from short went wide… Fernando Perez had his second strong night after nearly two months on the disabled list with a shoulder issue. He went had a hit and walk on the night, and adds some much-needed length to the lineup. ... Brett Kennedy took the loss despite only giving up one earned run over five innings. The righty gave up a season-low two hits, but issued back-to-back walks in the second inning and had both of them come around to score.
For further reading on the Storm please see the Southwest Riverside News Network.
Dayton Dragons 4 - TinCaps 0
David Jay is in the Summit City this weekend watching baseball and yes, searching for quality Dominican food in northeastern Indiana; more on that later.
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.