Chihuahuas 6, Fresno Grizzlies 2
Key Statistics: CF Manuel Margot, 2-for-5; 3B Ryan Schimpf, 3-for-4, HR (13), 2 RS, 2 RBI, 2B; 1B Jason Hagerty, 1-for-3, HR (3) RS, 2 RBI; RHP Daniel McCutchen, 6 IP, 6 H, 3 K; LHP Buddy Baumann, IP. 3 H, ER.
Prospect Watch: Center fielder Manuel Margot had a pair of hits to extend his on-base streak to 34 games in the El Paso’s eighth straight victory. Margot has seven multi-hit games in his last nine and is hitting .346/.346/.500 through the first week of June. Margot is also leading the PCL with 47 runs and is third in the circuit with 17 steals ... Ryan Schimpf was named PCL player of the Week earlier in the day, then celebrated his achievement by finishing a triple short of the cycle. Schimpf’s 13th homer has tied Hunter Renfroe for the organizational lead and the 28-year-old is well on his way to a sixth straight professional season with at least 20 dingers. The slugging utilityman has an OPS north of 1.100 on the season ... While the offense delivered, veteran right-hander Daniel McCutchen pitched six shutout innings without walking a batter. The 33-year-old starter has allowed just one earned in his last 18 innings to lower his ERA from 7.66 to 5.68.
Missions: The Missions had the night off but made plenty of roster moves. The most notable transaction made, is the release of outfielder Yeison Asencio. Asencio, 26, has been in the Padres’ organization since 2010. The Dominican outfielder had some good moments in the organization, like winning the Midwest League batting title in 2012 and spent some time on the 40-man roster. Asencio hit .293/.328/.434 in 653 games in the San Diego organization.
The Padres have also promoted RHP’s Dinelson Lamet and Yimmi Brosoban and LHP Jose Torres to San Antonio from Lake Elsinore.
Lamet is the biggest name of the bunch and the righty enjoyed a productive tenure in Riverside County. Lamet, 23, went 7-1, with a 2.35 ERA in 12 starts. His command has been spotty over the last month but he will help a Missions rotation that is sorely in need of some reinforcements.
Brasoban, 21, dominated the Cal League in his short stay, pitching to a 0.68 ERA in 10 games, with five saves in as many opportunities. The young reliever will take his mid 90’s heater and nasty slider to the Texas League.
Torres, 22, was acquired with Drew Pomeranz and Jabari Blash in the Yonder Alonso deal. The hard-throwing lefty was 0-2, with a 3.55 ERA in 20 games for the Storm.
High Desert Mavericks 7, Storm 2
Key Statistics: DH Fernando Perez, 2-for-4, 2B; LF Edwin Moreno, 1-for-4, HR (7), 2 RBI; SS Javier Guerra, 1-for-2, RS, 2 BB, SB (3); RHP Walker Lockett (L, 1-2), 7 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 4 K; RHP Trey Wingenter, IP, 4 H, 3 ER, BB, K.
Prospect Watch: This game was close most of the evening but High Desert pushed across four runs in the last two innings to pull away. Infielder Fernando Perez had a pair of hits, while starting at DH. Perez was activated a few days ago and has DH’ed in two of the four games since his return. The former third rounder should continue to bounce around the Storm infield for the time being ... Righty Walker Lockett took the loss but pitched well once again in defeat. The 22-year-old righty has pitched seven innings in three consecutive starts and has walked just two batters in those 21 innings. Lockett might be the ace of the Storm staff, with Lamet now in San Antonio.
Roster Moves: The Storm lost three pitchers on Monday but also received three from Fort Wayne. David Jay reported that RHP’s Phil Maton, Trey Wingenter, and Enyel De Los Santos were bound for Southern California. Wingenter pitched Monday, while De Los Santos is scheduled to pitch later in the week.
TinCaps: The TinCaps had Monday off. They will play Bowling Green on the road tomorrow.