Chihuahuas 7 - Tacoma Rainers 5
Key Statistics: C Austin Hedges 3-4, 3 RBI; LF Nick Torres 2-4; 3B Diego Goris 2-4; SS Nick Noonan 2-3; RHP Carlos Pimentel 5.2 IP 11 H 5 R 5 ER BB 2 K 2 HR; RHP Kevin Quackenbush (W, 1-0) 2.0 IP 2 H; LHP Keith Hessler (S,2) 1.0 IP BB.
Prospect Watch: El Paso broke a 5-5 tie in the seventh as they took advantage of a pair of errors by the Rainers and ended a four game losing streak…Hedges broke out of a mini-slump - he was 3-14 in the past four games - with a three-hit performance tonight. His average has “sunk” all the way to .347…Nick Torres is off to a roaring start in Triple-A. He’s hitting .378/.410/.595 in his first nine games (39 plate appearances). El Paso is a better place to hit than San Antonio, but Torres is also a better player when he is on a good team and doesn’t try to do too much…it the second half Noonan is hitting .382/.442/.500. He may not have a place in San Diego, but he seems destined for a return to the major leagues.
Missions 3 - Frisco RoughRiders 0
Key Statistics: CF Franchy Cordero 1-4, 2B; SS River Stevens 2-3, RBI; 1B Trae Santos 1-3, HR (1), RBI; RHP Kyle Lloyd (W, 6-4) 7.0 IP 3 H BB 4 K; RHP Adam Cimber 1.0 IP K; RHP Yimmi Brasoban (S,3) 1.0 IP BB.
Prospect Watch: The Missions got a great pitching performance from Kyle Lloyd, who rebounded from giving up five earned runs in last start - at Frisco - to hold the same team scoreless at home tonight. He gave a new meaning to “pounding the zone” with 61 of his 92 pitches were for strikes. On July 20 he also held Frisco scoreless for seven innings…Santos broke the tie in the sixth with his first hit in Double-A, a home run to right field…in 163 plate appearances Franchy Cordero is hitting .322/.372/.520 with eight stolen bases in 14 attempts…Brasoban has become the closer since Jason Jester was promoted to El Paso. In 25.2 innings he has 29 strikeouts against seven walks and 17 hits.
Storm 3 - Bakersfield Blaze 2 (11 innings)
Key Statistics: RF Franmil Reyes 2-5, 2B, HR (14), RBI; CF Michael Gettys 1-4, HR (4), RBI; 1B Josh Naylor 2-4; 2B Luis Urias 2-5; RHP Jessie Scholtens 4.2 IP 4 H 2 R BB 2 K; RHP T.J. Weir 2.0 IP 2 H 3 K; RHP Phil Maton (W, 2-1) 3.0 IP BB 4 K.
Prospect Watch: The Storm used the long ball in dramatic fashion tonight. Michael Gettys, who has recently been battling back and groin injuries, after striking out in his first three at-bats, tied the game up in the bottom of the ninth with a home run to right-center. Reyes, who came into the game hitting .471 in his first four game in August, then blasted a walk-off home run also to right-center to win the game two innings later…Urias broke out of his mini-slump in August with a pair of hits tonight…Scholtens, who started the game, was a 2016 ninth round pick out of Wright State, made his Cal League debut. With Tri-City he had a 1.40 ERA in 19.1 innings…tonight was Maton’s longest outing of the year for the Storm.
TinCaps 4 - South Bend Cubs 3 (15 innings)
Key Statistics: C Austin Allen 4-7, 2 RBI; RF Alan Garcia 3-6, RBI; RHP Emmanuel Ramirez 5.2 IP 6 H 3 R 3 ER 3 BB 8 K; RHP Corey Kimber 3.1 IP 4 K; RHP Louis Distasio 4.0 IP 3 H 5 K; RHP Aaron Cressley (W, 1-0) 2.0 IP 3 K.
Prospect Watch: The TinCaps were down two runs going into the top of the eighth, but they picked up a run in that inning and added one in the ninth to tie the game. In the top of the fifteenth, their second 15 inning game in seven days, Fort Wayne again won the marathon when Allen’s RBI single scoring the speedy CF Rod Boykin… a great outing by Kimber, ten up and ten down in relief. It was the second straight quality multi-inning relief outing for the man with a big fastball. In his last appearance Kimber threw three innings and didn’t give up a run with four punchouts…all the runs were given up by the starter Ramirez, the bullpen recorded eight shutout innings…really impressive game by Allen to squat fourteen innings behind the plate and come up with the game-winning hit that demonstrates an impressive level of physical and mental toughness.
Dust Devils 3 - Boise Hawks 2 (10 innings)
Key Statistics: SS Chris Baker 2-4, RBI; 1B G.K. Young 1-3, BB; CF Buddy Reed 1-3, BB; LHP Eric Lauer 3.0 IP H BB 5 K; RHP Adrian De Horta 3.0 IP H R ER BB 2 K; RHP mark Zimmermann (W, 1-2) 2.2 IP H BB 6 K.
Prospect Watch: The Dust Devils won the game in the bottom of the tenth when LF Taylor Kohlwey singled home RF Luis Asuncion who had doubled the at-bat before, for another walk-off win..if Eric Lauer had not thrown a 104 innings at Kent State this spring he might be packing his bags for Fort Wayne now. In three starts the Northwest League has yet to score on him and he has 10 strikeouts against a pair of walks in nine overall innings. San Diego will be careful with him but look for him to begin 2017 in High-A Lake Elsinore…another great relief performance by Zimmermann. On the season he has a 0.95 ERA in 19 innings with a 27:4 strikeout to base-on-balls ratio.
AZL Padres 7 -AZL Athletics 4
Key Statistics: 2B Fernando Tatis, Jr. 2-5; 3B Kodie Tidwell 1-3, 2B, 2 BB; RF Euri Minaya 2-4, 3B, 2 RBI; LF Aldemar Burgos 2-4, RBI; C Jose Lezama 2-4, 2 RBI; LHP Logan Allen 1.0 IP 2 K; RHP Henry Henry (W, 1-2) 4.0 IP 6 H 4 R 3 ER 2 BB 3 K.
Prospect Watch: The big news in the AZL was the return of Logan Allen in his first appearance since June 8. Allen was one of the more impressive pitchers with the TinCaps this season and much of the length of stay on the disabled list was due more to precaution than injury with the 19-year old…Kodie Tidwell had his second rehab game tonight…C Jose Lezama has a .408 on-base percentage and a 13:8 strikeout to base-on-balls ratio.
For the box scores of all the games please go to the MiLB.com scoreboards.