Chihuahuas: El Paso had the night off.
Missions 7, Corpus Christi Hooks 3
Key Statistics: 2B Noah Perio, 2-for-4, RS; RF Franmil Reyes, 1-for-4, 2B, RS, 3 RBI; C Stephen McGee, 1-for-3, HR (2), 2 RBI; RHP Kyle Lloyd, 7 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, BB, 10 K; LHP Kyle McGrath (W, 1-1) IP, 2 H, R (unearned), K.
Prospect Watch: The Missions used a five-run eighth innings to beat Corpus Christi. The victory gave the Missions a 3.5 game lead over second place Midland with seven games left in the first half ... RF Franmil Reyes had the key hit, a three-run double in the eighth inning. The 21-year-old behemoth outfielder has a very solid campaign for the Missions and is hitting .286/.352/.459 with seven homers. Reyes has hit mammoth home runs and has shown very good plate discipline in 2017. It’s clear that last year’s hot second half in Lake Elsinore was not a fluke ... RHP Kyle Lloyd returned to San Antonio after a three-start stint and El Paso and dominated. The 26-year-old went seven innings and allowed just one earned run while walking just one batter and striking out ten. Lloyd didn’t have a ton of success in El Paso but the former 29th-round pick should get another opportunity to pitch in West Texas before the season ends. The righty has been one of the best pitchers in the Texas League this year and doesn’t have much left to prove in Double-A.
Lancaster JetHawks 13, Storm 6
Key Statistics: RF Edwin Moreno, 2-for-5, 2B, RS, RBI; 1B Josh Naylor, 2-for-5, 2 RBI; CF Michael Gettys, 1-for-4, HR (9), 2 RBI, BB; C Austin Allen, 2-for-5; DH Carlos Belen, 2-for-5, RBI; RHP Cal Quantrill (L, 3-5) 2.2 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 4 K; RHP Zech Lemond, 2 IP, 4 H, ER, K.
Prospect Watch: The Storm jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first but could not shut down the Lancaster lineup in the middle innings ... RHP Cal Quantrill had his worst outing of the year, lasting just 2.2 innings. Quantrill battled his command and the windy confines of The Hangar and walked three batters. His stuff seemed good overall, as his fastball topped out at 96 mph. Last year’s eighth overall pick has not fared particularly well on the road, as evidenced by his 4.80 ERA in six road starts. The righty seems to still be a candidate to make the Cal League All-Star game but will need to show more consistency with his command ... Michael Gettys homered for his only hit of the game Monday night. The centerfielder has moved into the Cal League’s top ten in homers and is also fifth in the circuit with 13 stolen bases. The 21-year-old outfielder has been on fire in June, hitting .304/.347/.717 with five homers. The biggest hole in Gettys’ game is contact or lack thereof -- he is striking out in 37% of plate appearances this month. The Georgia-born outfielder checks every box you look for in a prospect but he needs to get better at putting the bat on the ball ... First baseman Josh Naylor had a pair of hits in the Storm loss. The left-handed Naylor has mostly DH’ed over the last few weeks but has played the last two nights at first. Naylor’s power has tapered off the last few weeks but perhaps a return to the field will get the soon-to-be 20-year-old going again.
Lansing Lugnuts 9, TinCaps 7
Key Statistics: G.K. Young, 3-for-5, HR (6), 3 RS, RBI; 3B Hudson Potts, 3-for-4, HR (4), 2 RS, RBI; C Marcus Greene Jr., 1-for-3, RS, HR (3), 2 RBI, BB; RHP Pedro Avila, 5.2 IP, 8 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, 6 K; RHP Diomar Lopez (L, 0-2) 1.1 IP, 2 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 K.
Prospect Watch: G.K. Young has arguably been the hottest hitter in the system in June, as the first baseman had three hits, including his sixth homer of the year in the TinCaps’ loss Monday. Young, 22, is hitting .385/.407/.731 with two homers in June. Four of Young’s six dingers have come over his last ten games played. The former Coastal Carolina slugger hasn’t walked much in Fort Wayne but is flashing the power that made him an intriguing late-round pick last summer ... RHP Pedro Avila made his first start since being demoted from Lake Elsinore and showed premium stuff, although he was knocked around early. Avila, 20, had a 4.98 ERA with the Storm but showed the ability to miss bats with a very good fastball. The righty allowed five runs in 5.2 innings to take the loss. The youngster will get an opportunity to prove himself in the Midwest League this summer.
Dust Devils: The Dust Devils don’t play games until Thursday but they announced their roster. One would assume there will be more changes coming, as the Padres will likely add several players they will have drafted over the next few days. The roster is highlighted by international signings like Luis Almanzar, Adrian Morejon, and Justin Lopez. The full roster is available here.