Meek, who hit 96 on the radar gun and maintained 95 into the fifth inning on Friday, is a vastly different pitcher than either Carter or Ramos.
Carter offers a devastating changeup with a fastball that sits in the high 80's. Ramos' fastball is a tick or two faster but offers similar off-speed pitches. The fear is Ramos may get hit hard if he faces the same team that Carter faced.
The hot hand carried over to the game as the slugging catcher hit his and the Storm's first home run of the season in inning number three. It was also the first homer of the year at the Diamond. Morton also added a single and double.
"He told me to stay calm," Ramirez explained.
Tornicasa also worked with Chase Headley on keeping his hands further from his body. Headley was quick to take to the approach and told his coach that he liked the way he swing felt.
Sean Kazmar also took some instruction on his hands and his stance and was rewarded when he hit a line drive homer just over the left field wall in the fifth inning.
"He has a very good arm," Renteria said. "He has been developing as a catcher. He still needs experience and time to develop his skills."
Lobaton, 21, has impressed the organization with his defensive work and was shipped to Lake Elsinore over Luany Sanchez because the organization wants Sanchez to get consistent at bats.
The question is whether Lobaton will get playing time. Renteria believes he can learn just as much in another role.
"One of the things I think we mistake in terms of development is what the presence of where they are at means to them in terms of what they are observing, what they are listening to. That plays a big part in development. Something they can take and translate into their physical abilities."