No game for the red hot Chihuahua’s
Missions 11 - Frisco Roughriders 2
Key Stats: RHP TJ Weir 6 IP 5 H 2 ER 6 K (W, 1-1); SS Jose Rondon 4-5, RS, 2 RBI; CF Nelson Ward 2-3, 3B, RS, 2 RBI; 2B Taylor Lindsey 1-3, 2B, RS, BB.
Prospect Watch: Before today’s game yesterday’s starter Bryan Morrow was released as Nick Schultz was activated from the DL. After a promising start that saw Jose Rondon hit .313, he crashed back down to Earth in May hitting only .204. Hopefully today is a continued sign that Rondon is finally out of his slump. His four-hit game was his first since June 7th of last year… TJ Weir is making the most of his opportunity to start. In his last three outings, all starts, Weir has gone 2-1, 18 IP, 17 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 23 K, 2.00 ERA. Considering he was given only three starts all of last year, his success should keep him in the San Antonio rotation for the foreseeable future. He joins Michael Kelly, the newly promoted Dinelson Lamet, and Kyle Lloyd for a revamped Missions rotation.
No game for the Storm
Prospect Watch: RHP DInelson Lamet, RHP Colby Blueberg, LHP Brad Wieck, INF Josh VanMeter, and INF Luis Urias were all named Cal League All-Stars. As noted above, Lamet is currently in Double-A San Antonio.
TinCaps 6 – Bowling Green HotRods 2
Key Stats: LHP Logan Allen 4 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K; RHP Blake Rogers 4 IP, 2 H, BB, K; CF Michael Gettys 4-4, 2 RS, BB; DH Austin Allen 2-5, 2B, HR (4), 2 RS, 4 RBI, 3B Carlos Belen 1-3, 2 BB.
Prospect Watch: Right after being named All Stars CF Michael Gettys and Austin Allen combined for four runs, four RBI and six hits. For catcher Austin Allen it was his third home run over the past two weeks. Before then he hadn't hit one since April 9th. Similar to Jose Rondon, Austin Allen rode a red hot April right into an iceberg. After being the top hitter in all of baseball in April (.460/.539/.603) he fell off the table in May (.222/.291/.292). He now has two multi-hit games in June which already puts him only two behind the grand total for May… Logan Allen breezed through the first three innings retiring nine of the first 11. The fourth inning was a different story. He fell behind every hitter, walking two, and seemed to completely lose control of his fastball. He escaped the fourth only allowing one run thanks in large part to a pickoff, but it was discouraging to see him suddenly lose control.