Chihuahuas 10, Fresno Grizzlies 5
Key Statistics: LF Alex Dickerson, 4-for-5, HR (9), 2 RS, 5 RBI, 2B; 3B Ryan Schimpf, 3-for-4, HR (11), RBI, BB, 2 RS; SS Nick Noonan, 1-for-3, HR (3) 2 RS, BB, RBI; RHP Carlos Pimentel, (W, 5-3) 5 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 4 BB, 5 K.
Prospect Watch: At this point, we are running out of words to describe the offensive prowess of the one they call Alex Dickerson. He went 4-for-5, blasting his ninth home run and falling a triple of the cycle. He also drove in five runs in El Paso’s sixth straight victory. Dickerson is now hitting a cool .414 this year in the PCL. Shortstop Nick Noonan is quietly having an excellent year for El Paso, as the infielder hit his third home run of the season. Noonan is hitting .336/.351/.477 but has only drawn four walks in 132 plate appearances.
Game One: Missions 2, Arkansas Travelers 0
Game Two: Arkansas Travelers 5, Missions 2
Key Statistics (Game One): CF Auston Bousfield, 2-for-4, (2) 2B, RS; SS Jose Rondon, 2-for-4, 2 RS, HR (4), 2B, 2 RBI; LF Nick Torres, 2-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI; DH River Stevens, 2-for-3, RS; C Ryan Miller, 1-for-3, HR (2), RS, 2 RBI; RHP Bryan Rodriguez, (W, 3-5) 6 IP, 7 H, 2 BB, 6 K.
Key Statistics (Game Two): 2B Nelson Ward, 2-for-4, 2B, RBI; 3B Gabriel Quintana, 1-for-3, HR (6), RBI; RHP Michael Kelly, (L, 1-1) 5 IP 6 H, 5 ER, 3 BB, 4 K.
Prospect Watch: San Antonio split a doubleheader, whitewashing Arkansas in game one, while dropping the nightcap ... Center fielder Auston Bousfield went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles in game one but was held hitless in Game 2. Bousfield has had a rough year in the Texas League and is batting just .194/.282/.300 in 48 games ... SS Jose Rondon hit a homer in game one, his now career-high fourth of the season. Rondon had just a .224 on-base percentage in May but is 5-for-15 during a modest four-game hitting streak to start June ... In the second game, Michael Kelly struggled, allowing five earned runs in five innings of work. Despite the rough outing, Kelly might be one of the biggest surprises in the system this year. Kelly has a 2.86 ERA in five Texas League starts while averaging a strikeout per inning ... One interesting note from San Antonio: INF Diego Goris has been brought back from extended spring training....as a catcher. Yes, Goris, the utility infielder has added catching to his resume of versatility.
“I think everyone in the organization thinks of Diego as a very, very gifted player. He has maybe the best hands in the entire organization. I think [this is a way] to create value, ultimately to find a way to get him to the big leagues and maybe make an impact,” said Sam Geaney, the Padres Director of Player Development.
High Desert Mavericks 10, Storm 8 (15)
Key Statistics: CF Franchy Cordero, 2-for-7, 3B, 2B, RS, BB, 2 RBI; DH Franmil Reyes, 2-for-7, (2) 2B, RS; 1B Trae Santos, 2-for-6, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI; SS Javier Guerra, 2-for-6, RS, RBI; RHP Zech Lemond, 6 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, 3 K; RHP Yimmi Brosoban, 2 IP, 3 H, ER, 2 K; RHP Colby Blueberg, 2 IP, H, 4 K; LHP Taylor Cox (L, 1-2) IP, 5 H, 6 ER, 3 BB, K.
Prospect Watch: The Storm lost a long, wild game that lasted into the night. High Desert scored six in the top of the 15th and the Storm nearly tied it in the bottom half, scoring four in the loss ... DH Franmil Reyes had a pair of doubles and extended his hitting streak to nine games. The big man seems to be hitting his stride the last few weeks, adding about 50 points to his batting average. Reyes is still striking out quite a bit and hasn’t shown a lot of home run power but does have seven doubles in the last 10 games ... RHP Zech Lemond shook off some early trouble and picked a quality start, allowing three runs in six innings of work. Lemond’s numbers through three starts are decent: 3.50 ERA, with only two walks in 18 innings, but opposing hitters are batting over .300 against the former Rice Owl.
TinCaps: David Jay was checking out the TinCaps in Fort Wayne. Read his report here.