Tacoma Rainiers 4 – Tucson Padres 8
Key Statistics RF Jaff Decker 2-3, HR (8), 2B, 2 RS, 3 RBI, BB; CF Dan Robertson 1-3, HR (2), 2 RS, RBI, BB; RHP Kevin Quackenbush 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K.
Prospect Watch: Make it a 10 game hit streak now for Jaff Decker who is hitting .395/.455/.605 during the streak. Decker also recorded his first stolen base, fourth overall, since Memorial Day. Jaff’s month by month BA is April - .238, May - .250, June - .322, July - .382… Kevin Quackenbush has only allowed one earned run in his last 7.2 innings, striking out eight.
For further reading on the Tucson Padres please see
the Arizona Daily Star.
San Antonio Missions 11 – Corpus Christi Hooks 3
Key Statistics RHP Eddie Bonine 6.1 IP, 3 H, 3 R, ER, 2 BB, 0 K; CF Rico Noel 3-5, RS, RBI, BB, SB (40); DH Tommy Medica 4-4, 2 2B, HR (11), 2 RBI; SS Jeudy Valdez 2-4, HR (6), 4 RBI.
Prospect Watch: If only Tommy Medica’s shoulder was healthy enough to catch because he can flat out hit. Despite the injuries and not being able to catch, his prospect stock continues to rise as he keeps on hitting in San Antonio. Medica has shown a surprisingly quick bat for someone his size, and crushes pitches on the inside. His ceiling will depend on his health, but his bat will allow for the Padres to not give up on him anytime soon.
For further reading on the San Antonio Missions please see the San Antonio Express-News.
Lake Elsinore Storm 3 – Inland Empire 66ers 2
Key Statistics RHP Trevor Holder 6 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K; SS Jace Peterson 3-4, RS; 3B Duanel Jones 1-4, HR (4), 2 RBI.
Prospect Watch: Duanel Jones hit his fourth homerun of the year in his 90th game. When the Padres signed him, he came with an asterix after testing positive and being released from his contract. The Padres really liked his potential and thought he would develop power. Unfortunately over the last two years (200 games), Jones has hit only nine homeruns and an abysmal .320 SLG.
For further reading on the Storm please see the Southwest Riverside News Network.
No game for the TinCaps
For further reading on the TinCaps’ please see the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette.
Eugene Emeralds 0– Boise Hawks 6
Key Stats: RF Hunter Renfroe 1-4, K, outfield assist; C Miguel Del Castillo 2-3; Jairo Gomez 3 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K.
Prospect Watch: Welcome to the NorthWest League Kris Bryant. The USD star made his NWL debut for the Boise Hawks. The Ems did not treat him too well. The NCAA leader in nearly all offensive categories was wearing the golden sombrero going 0-5 with five punchouts.
AZL Padres 5– AZL D-backs 0
Key Stats: RHP Pete Kelich 5 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K; SS Franchy Cordero 2-5, 3B, RS, RBI; Josh VanMeter 3-4, 3B, RBI
Prospect Watch: Pete Kelich has made four starts for the AZL Padres. In his four starts he has one 21 innings, 9 hits, 2 earned runs, zero walks, 19 K.
For the box scores of all the games please go to the MiLB.com scoreboards