Tucson Padres 3 Las Vegas 51s 2
Key Statistics: CF Jaff Decker 3-4; SS Dean Anna 1-4, 3B, 2BB, HBP; RHP Brad Boxberger 2IP, 1H, 0R, 4K
Prospect Watch: Tucson rallied against former Padres pitcher Justin Hampson for a walk-off win, pushing their record to a season-best nine games over .500. … Jaff Decker, Gregorio Petit and Dean Anna combined to reach base in 10 of 15 plate appearances. Decker now has his batting average nearly back to his season-high, which he reached in mid-May. … Brad Boxberger has been dominant since returning from the Majors most recently. The 25-year-old righty added two more scoreless innings on Friday and has surrendered three in his last 13 frames, while striking out 22. Not coincidentally, his ERA has dropped as he’s cut his walk rates each month.
For further reading on the Tucson Padres, see the A rizona Daily Star
San Antonio Missions 4 Tulsa Drillers 3
Key Statistics: LF Reymond Fuentes 2-5, 2B, R; C Rocky Gale 2-4, 2B; RHP Eddie Bonine 5.1 IP, 4H, 1R, 5K, 1BB
Reymond Fuentes got back on track in his second start since returning from the DL, going 2-for-5 with a double. The 22-year-old outfielder, who missed three weeks with a gimpy hamstring, is the Missions team leader in batting average and on-base percentage. The lineup looks much more formidable with Fuentes and Tommy Medica - also three days removed from rejoining the club from the disabled list – in the middle. … Reborn as a knuckleball pitcher, Eddie Bonine rejoined the organization this spring. The 32-year-old was in the Padres organization until 2005 previously. He was roughed up in 18.1 innings with Tucson earlier this year, but after a stint on the disabled list, Bonine has made two starts for San Antonio. The righty struck out five in 5.1 innings Friday without a walk, almost getting his ratio back to 1-to-1 for the year.
For further reading on the San Antonio Missions, see the San Antonio Express-News
Lake Elsinore Storm 8 Bakersfield Blaze 5
Key Statistics: CF Travis Jankowski 2-4, SB(52), CS(11); C Austin Hedges 1-5, HR(3); LF Jeremy Baltz 1-4, HR(4), 3RBI;
Prospect Watch: The Storm rallied for six runs in the ninth inning to roll past Bakersfield and pull back within one game of .500 for the second half. … Austin Hedges hit his third homer of the season. While he’s only hit .250 over the last 10 days, half of his hits have gone for extra-bases and he’s added five walks to lift his line to .250/.357/.472 in that span. … Jeremy Baltz has yet to be held hitless in High-A. The right-handed slugger was 0-for-4 heading into the ninth inning, but he launched a three-run homer to center with two outs to clinch the win and extend his streak to 15 games.
Ft. Wayne TinCaps 16 South Bend Silver Hawks 10
Key Statistics: 2B Maxx Tissenbaum 4-6, 2B, 3R; LF Corey Adamson 3-4, 2 3B, 3R, 3RBI, BB, SB, OFA; C Rodney Daal 3-4, 2 HR(6), 6RBI, BB
Prospect Watch: In a rare Midwest League offensive explosion, the TinCaps pounded South Bend with a season-high 20 hits, including six for extra bases. Every Fort Wayne hitter had a hit and a trio had three or more. … Catcher Rodney Daal paced the offense with a pair of homers and six RBIs. The 19-year-old Dutchman now shares the TinCaps lead with six homers on the year, though with only six walks, he has just a .298 on-base percentage. Daal has ten hits in his last 20 at-bats. … Maxx Tissenbaum has been a streaky hitter all season, and is back on a good one. The 21-year-old Canadian has hit in nine of his last 10 games and has a .357/.426/.381 line in that time.
For further reading on the TinCaps, see the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette
Spokane Indians 4 Eugene Emeralds 3 in 12
Key Statistics: CF Ronnie Richardson 3-5, 2 2B, HR, 3RBI; 1B Trae Santos 2-4, 2B, BB; RHP Yimmi Brasoban 5IP, 1H, 0R, 4K, 1BB; RHP Tayron Guerrero 2.2IP, 0H, 2R, 0ER, 1K, 3BB, WP, Error
Prospect Watch: Yimmi Brasoban continued his impressive first year stateside, turning in five scoreless innings for the third time in five starts. Recently turned 19, Brasoban still sometimes struggles to keep his pitches – which all have tremendous movement – in the zone consistently, but he was on Friday, striking out four and giving up only one walk. … Center fielder Ronnie Richardson had a monster game, knocking a pair of doubles and his first Northwest League homer of the season. The 23-year-old switch-hitter has an impressive .333/.478/.556 line in 16 games and could be headed up to Ft. Wayne, shortly. … Hard-throwing Tayron Guerrero remains one of the most unintentionally-exciting pitchers in the game. The huge righty walked the first batter he faced, threw away a pickoff throw at first base, threw away another one at second (the error was charged to his shortstop), uncorked a wild pitch and issued another walk in his inning of work.
AZL Athletics 9 AZL Padres 1
Key Statistics: 3B Dustin Peterson 2-4, 2B, RBI; SS Josh VanMeter 1-3, R, SB;
Prospect Watch: Second-round pick Dustin Peterson had two of the Padres’ five hits, including their only extra-base hit. The 18-year-old native of the Valley of the Sun has enjoyed his professional debut, reaching base safely in eight of ten games with a .326/.383/.372 line so far.
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