Franmil Reyes is on the move to San Diego. (Photo: Grant Wickes)

Reno Aces 5, Chihuahuas 4

Key Statistics: RF Franmil Reyes 1-3, BB; 2B Dusty Coleman 2-4, 2B; PH Luis Urias 0-0, BB; LHP Dillion Overton 5.0 IP 3H 2 R 2 ER K: LHP Kyle McGrath 2.0 IP 3 H 2 R 2 ER 3 K.

Prospect Watch:  El Paso lost its second straight game by one run as they never could quite get over the hump. Dillon Overton returned to the Chihuahuas and after giving up three straight hits and two runs in the first, settled down to toss four scoreless innings. The lefty, claimed off waivers from the Mariners last year, made one other spot start for El Paso, also against the Aces, last month. … Center fielder Auston Bousfield made his Triple-A debut and hit his first home run of the year and was 1-5 on the day. The 24-year-old had a .250/.362/.375 line in limited action with the Missions. …Franmil Reyes has a .442 on-base percentage and has reached base every time this month by either a hit or a walk.  Today, he had one hit and a walk.

Chihuahua Notes: Before the game, the Padres promoted relief pitcher RHP Kazuhisa Makita back to San Diego when Phil Maton hit the DL. The big news was the late-breaking word of a promotion for Reyes.  While the move has not been officially announced, all the club’s beat writers confirmed via Twitter that the move is happening. Dennis Lin and AJ Cassavell both credited James Clark of the East Village Times with having the information first.


Fernando Tatis, Jr. is hitting .340/.450/.660 in May. (Photo: Grant Wickes)

Frisco RoughRiders 10, Missions 3

Key Statistics: SS Fernando Tatis, Jr. 2-3, 2 BB, SB; RF Forrestt Allday 2-4; RHP Cal Quantrill (L,2-3 ) 4.0 IP 9 H 7 R 7 ER 3 BB K HR.

David Jay caught his fourth and final game of the Missions-RoughRiders series today as San Antonio’s winning streak came to an end at 11 games.  You can read his story here.

Storm 4, Modesto Nuts 3

Key Statistics: CF Edward Olivares 1-4, 2 RBI; RHP Pedro Avila (W, 2-2) 7.0 IP 6H 3R 2ER 2BB 9K; RHP David Bednar 2.0 IP BB 3K.

Prospect Watch: The Storm were down 3-0 in the top of the eighth inning but put four runs on the board to give Pedro Avila the win. Edward Olivares got the big knock with a two-out single to help the Storm leave scenic Modesto victorious. … Avila matched a season high with seven innings of work and struck out a season-high nine batters. After posting a disappointing 12:10 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 22.2 frames over his first four outings, he has a more typical 20 Ks in his last 15 innings. On the year, he a 3.82 ERA. … David Bednar had two four-run outings early in April, but the righty has settled in and only given up two earned runs in his last eight appearances. He still has too many walks (14) in 16.1 innings pitched, but with 19 strikeouts is still striking out more than a batter an inning.  Today was one of his better outings all year.  MadFriars Kevin Charity spoke with the 35th-round pick from the 2016 draft earlier this month.

The TinCaps had the day off.

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Posted by John Conniff

John grew up in Poway and has written for MadFriars since 2004. He has written articles for Baseball America, FoxSports San Diego, the El Paso Times, San Antonio Express-News, Amarillo Globe-News, Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette and Pacific Daily News in addition to appearing on numerous radio programs and podcasts. He can also break down the best places to eat for all five of the affiliates. There is no best place to eat in Peoria, Arizona.

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