Chihuahuas 4 - Albuquerque Isotopes 2 (12 innings)
Key Stats: RHP Bryan Rodriguez 6 IP, 4 H, ER, 2 K; CF Manuel Margot 1-4, RS, BB; 2B Carlos Asuaje 2-6, RS, RBI; RF Hunter Renfroe 2-4, 2B, RBI, 2 BB.
Prospect Watch: Before the game Michael Kelly was put on the DL, and Dinelson Lamet was added to help secure the playoff spot for El Paso. As noted yesterday the trio of Margot, Asuaje, and Renfroe had been struggling lately. While it might not be a slump buster, 2B Carlos Asuaje had the game winning single in the 12th, scoring 3B Jose Rondon, and then scored himself on an RBI double by Hunter Renfroe. The double gave Renfroe just his second multi-hit game since August 4th. During the stretch he has gone 8-44, two doubles, one home run, four runs scored and four RBI.
Missions 4 – Frisco RoughRiders 3 (10 innings)
Key Stats: RHP Seth Simmons 6 IP, 3 H, ER, 2 BB, 5 K; C Rocky Gale 2-5; DH Ryan Miller 2-4, 2B, 2 RS, RBI, BB; 1B Trae Santos 3-4, 2 2B, HR (2), 3 RBI
Prospect Watch: It was big news in San Antonio when it was revealed that rehabbing former ace Colby Lewis would be starting against the Missions. 1B Trae Santos spoiled that by rocketing an RBI double off of him in the second to give the Missions the lead. He finished with eight total bases which is his season record, and had second best in his career behind a 5-5 day last July in Fort Wayne. Still he is hitting just .194/.294/.353 between Lake Elsinore and San Antonio this year… RHP Seth Simmons gave up a run for his first time in four starts. He had a scoreless streak of 22.1 innings which is the second longest in San Antonio’s very long minor league history. The 28-year old was released by Arizona in May of this year (despite a 1.54 ERA in 7 games with Mobile) and is currently 2-3 with a 1.94 ERA in San Antonio.
Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 4 - Storm 2
Key Stats: LHP Dylan Stoops 5 IP, 6 H, ER, 8 K; CF Michael Gettys 2-4, RS; 2B Luis Urias 1-4, RBI; RF Franmil Reyes 3-4, 2B.
Prospect Watch: Before tonight's game 2B Luis Urias was named the Cal League MVP despite being one of the youngest players in the league at 19… If you never heard of LHP Dylan Stoops its because a week ago he wasn’t a Padre. The Padres signed the 24-year old last week, assigned him to Lake Elsinore, and he struck out eight in his first game. This was his first affiliated game for the undrafted free agent who toiled for the Sonoma Stompers in the Independent Pacific Association, think Atlantic League, only several rungs lower, that was made famous in the recent book by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller in their book The Only Rule Is It Has to Work ...1B Josh Naylor got his average back over .300 after being named a top 100 prospect. Since that game he is just 1-16 with no walks, and two strikeouts.
Tin Caps 2 – Great Lakes Loons 1
Key Stats: LHP Logan Allen 3.2 IP, 4 H, ER, 3 BB, 2 K; RHP Austin Smith 4 IP, H, 2 BB, 5 K; 3B Carlos Belen 2-4, HR (11)
Prospect Watch: Logan Allen made his first start for Fort Wayne since June 8th. While the Padres had talked about curving his innings this year, I do not think they meant for him to spend two months on the shelf. If any stat showed he wasn’t 100% healthy its his walk totals. After walking just one all of last year, Allen walked three in less than four innings. He still has just 19 walks in 56 innings this year, but has a higher BAA, home run rate, and fewer strikeouts in what will end up being a disappointing season… Speaking of disappointing seasons, right handed pitcher Austin Smith had been finally showing the progress that made him a second round pick before he gave up nine earned runs on the 1st. This is only his second appearance since then. While the stats have gotten considerably better Smith has walked 17 over his last 39 innings.
Salem Keizer Volcanoes 5 - Dust Devils 4
Key Stats: LHP Elier Sanchez 5.2 IP, 6 H, 5 ER, 4 BB, 4 K; CF Buddy Reed 2-4, SB (14); C Wilifri De La Cruz 2-3, 2 RS, RBI; 2B Hudson Potts 1-3, HBP.
Prospect Watch: The Padres continue to search for a suitable home for the Cuban lefty Ellier Sanchez. After starting his season in Double A, he has spent time in Lake Elsinore and now Tri-Cities, getting shelled at each level… 2B/SS/3B Hudson Potts has now hit in five straight games, though has yet to get an extra-base hit since his promotion a week ago.
The AZL Padres were rained out
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