Chihuahuas 3 Sacramento River Cats 0
Key Statistics: LF Alex Dickerson 3-for-4, 2B, RBI, R; 3B Ryan Schimpf 3-for-4, HR (14) RBI, R; RHP Bryan Rodriguez 7IP, 3H, 0R, 5K, 3BB
Prospect Watch: In his second appearance of the year for El Paso, Bryan Rodriguez produced seven scoreless innings of work, keeping his Triple-A ERA at a perfect zero. The righty, whose mechanics tend to come and go, had everything working on Saturday, giving up only three hits, as well as three walks, over seven frames. It was his fourth shutout appearance of the year across two levels. ... Lefty Buddy Baumann followed Rodriguez to the mound and worked two perfect innings with four strikeouts. The former Royals reliever came back after only one day off for the first time in his rehab stint. Expect to see him work back to the point where he's available on back-to-back days before the Padres consider activating him. ... Ryan Schimpf's ridiculous hot streak continued on Saturday as the third baseman smacked his 14th homer of the year and fifth in the last 10 games. After his hitting streak came to an end on Thursday, the LSU product went 3-for-4 today. His OPS has soared to 1.146 on the back of a torrid month. Schimpf remains an option for the big league club when and if they choose to move on from Adam Rosales and Alexi Amarista.
Corpus Christi Hooks 5 - Missions 4 (F/10)
Key Statistics: SS River Stevens 2-for-5, 2B, 2R, CS (1); RF NIck Schulz 3-for-4, BB, RBI, OF Assist; RHP Aaron Northcraft 6IP, 2H, 1ER, 3K, 0BB, HBP;
Prospect Watch: The normally-reliable Missions bullpen coughed up runs in the eighth and ninth to blow a lead, and then gave up the game when Astros' uber-prospect Alex Bregman launched a walk-off homer against Tayron Guerrero. The Missions held the lead from the first inning when Nick Torres hit a sacrifice fly and Nick Schulz continued his recent surge with the first of three hits on the night. Schulz, 25, was an undrafted free agent out of San Jose State two years ago and is now among the club's leaders at the midway point of the year. ... Aaron Northcraft was moved backward a level again as he tries to stretch back out to starting, and judging by Saturday's results, he's not interested in staying very long. The 26-year-old righty gave up only one earned run on two hits and a hit batter over six innings, easily his longest outing of the year.
Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 7 - Storm 4
Key Statistics: RF Luis Tejada 2-for-2, 2BB; SS Javier Guerra 1-for-4, HR (6), 3RBI; RHP Enyel De Los Santos 4.2IP, 5H, 6ER, 2K, 3BB;
Prospect Watch: Enyel De Los Santos's Cal League debut didn't go the way he hoped as the big righty gave up a pair of homers among five hits and three walks he allowed. The 20-year-old righty, who came over from the Mariners in exchange for Joaquin Benoit last winter, was moved up after posting a 2.91 ERA across 52.2 innings for the TinCaps. In that time, he gave up as many homers as he did this evening. ... Javier Guerra hit his second homer in six days as part of a late rally, but the Storm dropped their third straight and seventh of the last eight. Guerra's average continues to hover around .200, which is still an improvement over where he was midway through May. Even as he's raised his average, he's continued to post concerning strikeout rates, with at least one in each of his last eight games. ...
Dayton Dragons 6 TinCaps 5 (F/12)
Key Statistics: CF Michael Gettys 3-for-5, 3B, HR (3), 3RBI; 1B Ty France 2-for-4, HR (4), HBP; LHP Thomas Dorminy 6.1IP, 8H, 4ER, 5K, 1BB
Prospect Watch: The TinCaps gave up a lead in the 11th inning and then lost the game in the 12th as they fell to the Dragons for the second straight night. Michael Gettys and Ty France powered the offense as Gettys came up a double short of the cycle and France blasted a homer and reached base three times. Gettys has now hit in six straight games, including four multi-hit efforts. After driving in the tying run in the ninth, he tried to score on an Austin Allen grounder to second, but was thrown out at the plate.
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