Chihuahuas: El Paso had the night off. They open a series tomorrow in Tacoma.
Missions 10, Corpus Christi 4
Key Statistics: CF Franchy Cordero, 3-for-5, 2 R, SB (8); LF Nick Torres, 3-for-4, HR (6), 2 R, 2 RBI; 3B River Stevens, 2-for-4, HR (3), R, RBI; 1B Luis Tejada, 2-for-4, 2 RBI; RF Nick Schulz, 1-for-3, 2 R, HR (5), 4 RBI, BB; RHP Kyle Lloyd (W, 5-4) 7 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 5 K.
Prospect Watch: The Missions won a rain-shortened game behind a 13-hit attack that included three home runs. The win gave San Antonio a winning record (18-17) in the season’s second half ... Outfielder Nick Torres busted out of a long slump with three hits, including his fifth dinger of the season for the Missions. The 23-year-old outfielder had just four hits in his previous nine games with 13 strikeouts in the same time span. Torres has had a rough July so today’s outburst will hopefully get him back in gear ... Kyle Lloyd got the win Monday night with seven solid innings of work. The 25-year-old did allow four home runs but did not walk a batter. We’ve often commented that Lloyd’s arsenal seems better suited for a relief role but Lloyd has been getting stronger as a starter as the season has progressed. Lloyd has a 2.76 ERA in five July starts, with just five walks in 32.2 innings.
Storm 4, Lancaster JetHawks 3
Key Statistics: LF Edwin Moreno, 2-for-4, HR (12), 2B, 4 RBI; SS Javier Guerra, 1-for-3, R; RHP Enyel De Los Santos (W, 2-3) 5 IP, H, 2 BB, 4 K; RHP Colby Blueberg (H, 2) 2.1 IP, 2 H, ER, 2 BB, K; RHP Phil Maton (S, 6) 1.2 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, BB, 3 K.
Prospect Watch: The Storm keep rolling and now sit in first place in the season’s second half ... Outfielder Edwin Moreno was the Storm’s offense Monday night as the outfielder supplied a three-run homer and an RBI double. Moreno tied Josh VanMeter for the team lead in homers with 12 and the left-handed hitter also has eight triples. Overall, Moreno is hitting .253/.278/.459 for Lake Elsinore in 2016 ... RHP Enyel De Los Santos threw five shutout innings to earn his second Cal League win. De Los Santos has great stuff but the 20-year-old has allowed opposing batters to hit .300 against him in eight Cal League starts. The big righty has heat 96 mph this season but will need to continue to refine his secondary stuff. NOTE: Both Michael Gettys and Luis Urias returned to the lineup after missing the last couple of games. We will get more info on why they were absent from the lineup as soon as it is available.
Beloit Snappers, 5, 2, TinCaps 1, 1
Key Statistics (Game one): C Austin Allen, 2-for-4; RHP Blake Rogers, 3.2 IP, 3 H, ER, 2 BB, 2K; RHP Corey Kimber (L, 2-1) 2.1 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, BB, K.
Game Two: DH Austin Allen, 1-for-3; C Marcus Greene Jr., 1-for-3; RHP Anderson Espinoza (L, 0-1) 4.2 IP, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K.
Prospect Watch: The TinCaps lost twice to Beloit on Monday and now have the Midwest League’s worst record in the second half (10-21) ... The biggest story of the afternoon was the injury suffered by RHP Chris Paddack. Paddack was slated to start the first game of the doubleheader but left while throwing a few warmup pitches. As of press time, there hasn’t been an update to Paddack’s status but we will pass along any information once it is available ... Catcher Austin Allen went 3-for-7 during the doubleheader and was the only offensive bright spot for Fort Wayne. Allen’s average is still hovering above .300 as we get close to the last full month of the season ... RHP Anderson Espinoza started the second game and took the loss. The 18-year old flashed a mid-90’s fastball and mid 80’s changeup. Espinoza, acquired in the Drew Pomeranz deal, is still young for the league but the potential is evident.
Hillsboro Hops 3, Dust Devils 0
Key Statistics: C Kyle Overstreet, 2-for-4; LF Taylor Kohlwey, 1-for-3, 3B, BB; RHP Angel Mejia (L, 1-2) 5.2 IP, 11 H, 3 R, ER, 2 BB, 2 K; RHP Adrian De Horta, 2.1 IP, 3 K.
Prospect Watch: The loss by Tri-City and the win by Spokane means that the Dust Devils will miss out on winning the first half title ... Righty Adrian De Horta came out of the bullpen and threw 2.1 innings of perfect baseball. De Horta, 21, has battled control issues and injuries but the organization has seemed to shift the righty into a full-time relief role. De Horta has a 2.57 ERA in four outings for Tri-City but hasn’t pitched in full-season ball since 2014 in Fort Wayne ... Outfielder Taylor Kohlwey had a triple and a walk in the Dust Devils loss. Kohlwey was drafted in the 21st round, out of UW-La Crosse. Kohlwey has a solid .244/.362/.372 in 21 games for the Dust Devils this season.
AZL A’s 11, AZL Padres 9
Key Statistics: C Jose Lezama, 3-for-4, BB, 2 RBI; 1B Luis Anguizola, 3-for-4, 2B, HR (1), 3 R, 3 RBI; 2B Denzell Gowdy, 3-for-5, 2 RBI; RHP Mayky Perez (L, 2-2) 4.2 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 7 K.
Prospect Watch: Catcher Jose Lezama has shaken off the early season rust and continues to show an advanced approach at the plate. The 18-year-old from Venezuela had three hits and drew a walk in the loss. Lezama is 14-for-36 over his last 10 games with seven walks and just two strikeouts in the aforementioned time period. Lezama has a career on-base percentage north of .450 in his brief professional career ... First baseman Luis Anguizola had a three-hit game, including his first professional homer in the loss. Anguizola, 22, was drafted in the 25th round out of Loyola University in June. He was drafted as a catcher but has been playing first base in Peoria.