Aside from the PCL Chihuahuas, the offense was not abundant on the farm tonight. Fort Wayne and San Antonio won in low-scoring affairs, while the Storm dropped a close one on the road. El Paso was victorious in their matchup with Las Vegas.
Chihuahuas 6, Las Vegas 51’s 3
Key Statistics: CF Travis Jankowski, 3-for-3, 2B, 2R, HR (1), 3RBI, BB; SS Javier Guerra, 1-for-4, HR (4), RBI; RHP Luis Perdomo (W, 1-0) 7IP, 4H, 2ER, 3BB, 6K.
Prospect Watch: Luis Perdomo made his first start in Triple-A since being demoted last week. He pitched well, earning the win with seven solid innings. The right-hander struck out six and walked three. Perdomo has spent the last two years in the big leagues, but a return to the minors might be the best thing for him as he looks to harness the command of his stuff, which has looked outstanding at times. … Centerfielder Travis Jankowski had three hits, including a homer in the El Paso win. The former big leaguer continues to demonstrate that he can handle PCL pitching. He has produced a .303/.379/.409 slash-line as he works to get back to attacking pitches he can drive as his manager Rod Barajas told us when we were in El Paso.
Missions 2, Frisco RoughRiders 0
Key Statistics: DH Kyle Overstreet, 1-for-3, R, HR (3), RBI; CF Michael Gettys, 1-for-2, HR (2), R, RBI; Fernando Tatis Jr., 0-for-4, 3K; RHP Miguel Diaz, 4IP, H, 5K; RHP Erik Johnson (W, 1-1) 2 IP, 3K; LHP Matt Strahm, IP, H, BB; LHP Brad Wieck (S, 1) IP, H, BB, K.
Prospect Watch: The Missions won behind two solo homers and excellent pitching Monday night. The game was played in two hours and six minutes. … When Michael Gettys makes contact, he looks like one of the best players in the system. The talented, strikeout-prone outfielder blasted his second homer of the year in the San Antonio win. Gettys is still striking out in over 30% of his at-bats this season, although he has just four in his last 20 at-bats. … Miguel Diaz had his best outing of the season, pitching four shutout innings in the Missions’ win. Diaz has stretched out progressively, and threw 50 pitches today, without a walk. Diaz struggled with his command in his first two outings but has walked just one over his last 7.1 innings. … Lefty Matt Strahm pitched an inning and allowed a hit and a walk. The abbreviated outing seems to suggest that the organization will not continue to stretch him out at this time.
San Jose Giants 2, Storm 0
Key Statistics: CF Edward Olivares, 2-for-4, 2B; C Luis Torrens, 2-for-3, BB; SS Kelvin Melean, 1-for-1, 2BB; RHP Michel Baez (L, 0-1) 5IP, R (0ER), 2BB, 2K; RHP Lake Bachar, 3IP, 3H, ER, BB, K.
Prospect Watch: The headline of the entire system tonight was the season debut of Michel Baez for the Storm in San Jose. The big righty battled some command issues early but otherwise pitched well, throwing five hitless innings and allowing one unearned run. According to the radar gun at the stadium in San Jose, Baez was working around 93 mph — down a tick from last year. … Catcher Luis Torrens had his fifth multi-hit game in six starts and also drew a walk. The catcher, who struggled in the big leagues last season, is in Elsinore getting some much-needed seasoning. He talked to us this week about his experience in the big leagues and what he hopes to take back to the Storm this year. His recent hot stretch has raised his average to .302. … Buddy Reed saw his nine-game hitting streak end with a hitless evening.
TinCaps 3, Great Lakes Loons 1
Key Statistics: DH Luis Campusano, 2-for-4, 2B, 2RBI; RF Tirso Ornelas, 1-for-4, R; LHP Nick Margevicius, 4.1 IP, 4H, ER, 5BB, 7K; RHP Caleb Boushley (W, 1-0) 3.2IP, 2H, 2K; LHP Travis Radke (S, 1) IP, K.
Prospect Watch: DH Luis Campusano was the offensive star for the TinCaps, driving in a pair as part of a multi-hit evening. The catcher has lived up to his billing as a very good offensive catcher. He’s one of the few TinCaps hitters off to a strong start this season. He is hitting .295/.354/.409 in the early going. … LHP Nick Margevicius battled control issues but still displayed the swing-and-miss stuff that has firmly put him on the map of guys to watch. Margevicius failed to complete five innings for the first time this year, recording just one out in the fifth but still struck out seven. Through 21 innings in four starts, the former Rider southpaw is leading the Midwest League with 31 strikeouts.
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