Chihuahuas 7, Memphis Redbirds 4
Key Statistics: CF Franchy Cordero 4-5; 2B Carlos Asuaje 2-5, 2 RBI; RF Jabari Blash 2-4, 2B, HR (3) 4 RBI, BB; RHP Tyrell Jenkins (W, 3-2) 6.0 IP 7 H 2 R 2 ER 3 BB; RHP Phil Maton 1.0 IP 3 H 2 R 2 ER.
Prospect Watch: El Paso has now won four out of six on their Tennessee road trip. A huge night for Franchy Cordero. In April he posted a slash line of .215/.271/.494, so far this month he’s at .354/.404/.521. He’s mainly played center field, but has also seen some time in left as well. His big negative is a .194 batting average against lefties, but this is a premium athlete that has already hit six triples in his first 31 games…Jabari Blash, in his second game back with the Chihuahuas did Jabari Blash things, he walked, homered but he didn’t strike out as he pushed his batting average to .263. While I’m not a huge proponent of batting average, it is important in Blash’s case because it indicates contact rate, which is what he struggles with at the next level…Tyrell Jenkins had one of his better outings in Triple-A, but profiles more as a reliever than a starter…Phil Maton struggled in the ninth but is still 6 for 6 in save opportunities and has struck out 14 batters in 14.1 innings against only three walks.
Frisco RoughRiders 3, Missions 0
Key Statistics: RF Nick Torres 1-4; LF Alberth Martinez 1-2; RHP Brett Kennedy (L, 2-2) 5.0 IP 4 H 3 R 3 BB 6 K; RHP Cesar Vargas 2.0 IP 3 K; LHP Brad Wieck 1.0 IP 2 K.
Prospect Watch: Frisco’s Yohander Mendez stopped the Missions’ eight-game winning streak as he took a no-hitter into the seventh inning before Nick Torres’ single broke it up…SS Luis Urias was 0-4 and didn’t get on base which snapped his season-high 23-game on-base streak…Brett Kennedy pitched better than the box score indicated. Kennedy, after a rough start in the Texas League, seems to have found his stride in his past three starts. In his last 18 innings he has given up three earned runs, struck out 16 against 5 walks.
Mission Notes: With 1B Josh Naylor coming off of the disabled list in Lake Elsinore, the Padres promoted Ty France to the Missions and infielder Felipe Blanco was transferred to Extended Spring. France was a third baseman at San Diego State, but has mainly played first since being drafted. This year with the Storm he played 13 games at first, four at third and 13 at DH. He was hitting .288/.389/.390 in High-A.
Storm 5, Modest Nuts 1
Beloit Snappers 9, TinCaps 5
Key Statistics: RF Jack Suwinski 1-3, 2B, 2 BB; 2B Eguy Rosario 1-5, 3B, 3 RBI; C Marcus Greene Jr. 1-3, BB, RBI; LHP Will Headean (L, 1-2) 5.0 IP 7 H 4 R 4 ER 3 BB 2 K.
Prospect Watch: The TinCaps had a rough night as they were down 5-0 after six innings and never caught up…Will Headean took the loss, but has been good for most of the year with a 26:9 strikeout to base-on-balls ratio in 33.1 innings. The six-foot-four lefty has the stuff, but with him its his secondary pitches that will allow him to go forward…SS Fernando Tatis Jr. is still striking out too much, he had three tonight with a single, but has a nice slash line for May at .293/.370/.463…in 90 plate appearances 1B/DH Brad Zunica has 19 walks, 38 strikeouts and six home runs. Of his 16 hits this year, 11 have been for extra-bases.
For the box scores of all the games please go to the MiLB.com scoreboards.