Albuquerque Isotopes 5, Chihuahuas 0
Key Statistics: RHP Kevin Quackenbush IP, H; RHP Phil Maton IP, 2 K; 1B Jose Pirela 3-4; LF Rafael Ortega 2-4.
Prospect Watch: Zach Lee got the start for El Paso and reminded everyone that the one magical start he had in San Diego may have been a fluke, as he was hit hard for five earned runs in 4.2 innings. Phil Maton, on the other hand, has seen his numbers steadily improve over the last few weeks. He is one of the only relievers in all of baseball who can say that they struck out at least one hitter in every outing this season. More impressively by allowing only one base runner over his last four innings he has gotten his WHIP back to below one. For his career he has a 0.85 WHIP and 147 strikeouts in 94.1 innings.
Frisco RoughRiders 3, Missions 2
Key Statistics: RHP Kyle Lloyd 6 IP, 7 H, ER, 2 BB, 4 K; 2B Luis Urias 4-4, 2B, BB, CS; RF Franmil Reyes 2-4, RS; DH Nick Torres 2-4, RS; LF Alberth Martinez 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI.
Prospect Watch: Manager Phillip Wellman put together a very interesting lineup tonight; he had four batters hitting over .290, and yet all of them were spaced a part. Urias, who leads the team in batting average, was batting behind AJ Kennedy (.059) and in front of Jose Rondon (.194). Reyes and Torres both had two hits but batting between them was .214 hitting Fernando Perez… After another four hits, Luis Urias is now fifth in the Texas League in batting average, third in OBP, first in triples, one away from the league lead in doubles, in the top ten in walks and has a 1:1 strikeout to walk ratio. Just another day at the park for the league's youngest player.
Storm 4, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 3
Key Statistics: RHP Cal Quantrill 6 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, BB, 12 K; RHP Jarred Cosart 2 IP, 3 H, ER, 2BB, K; CF Michael Gettys 1-3, 2 RS, 2 SB (7); 1B Ty France 1-4, 3B, 2 RBI.
Prospect Watch: Kevin Charity was at the game and you can read his story here.
Quad Cities River Bandits 9, TinCaps 5
Key Statistics: LHP Jesse Scholtens 5 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 6 K; CF Jack Suwinski 1-4, HR (2), 2 RS, RBI, HBP; 2B Reinaldo Ilarraza 1-3, 2B, RS, RBI, BB, SB (6); LF Rod Boykin 1-4, HR (2), 2 RBI.
Prospect Watch: If the game plan for Quad Cities was to get to the bullpen, they succeeded. While Jesse Scholtens did not allow too many base runners, seven in five innings, he was still at 96 pitches after five innings and did not come out for the sixth. The only two runs he allowed were on back to back home runs in the second, before he settled down. In fact after the home runs, Scholtens allowed just one single the rest of his outing. With the six strikeouts Scholtens moves back into the team lead and back into the top ten in the league with 30 strikeouts… While the TInCap's hitters might be struggling to make consistent contact CF Jack Suwinski is still getting on-base. He is only hitting .196 but has an on-base percentage over .330 because of a team leading, and third in the Midwest League,17 walks. Of the other players in the top five he is at least three years younger than every other player on that list. However, this was his first extra-base hit in over a week.
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