Padres prospect Osvaldo Hernandez pitches for the Fort Wayne TinCaps

Osvaldo Hernandez has surprised for the Fort Wayne TinCaps (MidSouth ImagesJeff Nycz)

Nashville Sounds 7 – Chihuahuas 5

Key Stats: RHP Brett Kennedy 5 IP, 7 K, ER, 0 BB, 6 H; RP Trey Wingenter .2 IP, 3 ER, 2 BB, H; LF Franchy Cordero 0-3, BB, 2 K, R, SB; RF Wil Myers 1-4, 2B, K, R, RBI; 2B Luis Urias 2-5, RBI, 2 K; C Brett Nicholas 2-4, HR, 3 RBI, R

Prospect Watch: Both Wil Myers and Franchy Cordero played on rehab assignment with the Chihuahuahs. After a groundout put Cordero on first in the bottom of the fourth, Myers cranked a flyball that Nashville’s outfielders allowed to fall between them for a double, driving in Cordero. … Luis Urias followed suit with a more traditional double to right to bring Myers home.  Over his past ten games, Urias is looking more like himself, posting a .294/.415/. 500 slash line with a 9:7 strikeout-to-walk ratio. …The remainder of El Paso runs came on a Brett Nicholas home run in the third, which was his 14th of the season. … Brett Kennedy made a smooth return to the mound from a month-long stint on the disabled list with an ankle injury.  His seven strikeouts in six innings pushes his K/9 to a stellar 9.64 and marks the highest strikeout rate he has had since pitching for Low-A Fort Wayne.

Missions 2 – Frisco RoughRiders 1

Key Stats: RHP Cal Quantrill 7 IP, 7 K, 0 BB, 7 H, 1 ER; SS Fernando Tatis Jr. 0-4, K; LF Josh Naylor 0-4; 1B Austin Allen 1-4, HR (15), R, RBI, K; CF Michael Gettys 1-3, K; RF Rod Boykin 1-3, R, K; DH Taylor Kohlwey 1-3, RBI, 2B, 2 K

Prospect Watch:  In early to mid-May, things got dicey for 2016 first rounder Cal Quantrill, who allowed a whopping 17 ER in 14.2 innings.  Then he found the feel for his slider again and since then, Quantrill owns a 1.79 ERA and has struck out 32 hitters while walking just four in 30.1 innings. …Tonight was just the ninth time since May 1st that Fernando Tatis Jr. didn’t collect a hit and just the second game this month that he failed to gather a hit or walk in a game. …While Josh Naylor’s bat has been heating up in recent days, he hasn’t drawn a single walk in the last ten games, leaving his OBP to .311 in that stretch. … Austin Allen swatted his team-leading 15th home run of the season. Going from eight homers in 2016 to 22 in 2017 was a huge jump, but Allen is currently on pace to flirt with a sensational 30 home runs, which would be five more than even Franmil Reyes hit last season.

Storm 2 – Rancho Cucamong Quakes 0

Key Stats:  RHP Reggie Lawson 5 IP, 0 ER, 6 K, 2 BB, 2 H; LHP Joey Lucchesi 4 IP, 6 K, 0 BB, 0 H; C Austin Hedges 2-2, 2B, SF, R, RBI; 3B Hudson Potts 0-4, 3 K; CF Edward Olivares 1-4, 3 K; 2B Eguy Rosario 1-3, SB; Allen Cordoba 0-3, 2 K; DH Jorge Ona 0-3, 3 K

“Prospect” Watch: David Jay was on-hand as Rich Hill and Joey Lucchesi took the mound. But Reggie Lawson gets most of the ink in his report from The Diamond.

Bowling Green Hot Rods 7 – TinCaps 2

Key Stats: LHP Osvaldo Hernandez 5 IP, 1 K, 4 R, 1 ER, BB, 8 H; DH Nick Feight 1-4, HR, R, 2 RBI; CF Tirso Ornelas 1-3, BB, K; 1B Jalen Washington 1-3, 2 K; C Luis Campusano 0-4, 3 K; SS Gabriel Arias 0-3, BB, 2 K

Prospect Watch:  Through the first 4.2 innings of the game, the TinCaps were hitless until former Ohio State Catcher/Shortstop Jalen Washington collected a single. Washington hit just .182 in short season last year, but he’s presently hitting .258 with an impressive .370 OBP for the TinCaps. …Fellow 2017 draftee Nick Feight drove in the team’s only two runs with a homer in the seventh. …Tirso Ornleas gathered a hit and a walk to extend his on-base streak to 19 games, which is just two short of Juan Fernandez’ streak earlier this season for Fort Wayne. Additionally, Ornelas’ walk gives him a 23:19 strikeout-to-walk ratio, a fairly impressive rate for a player at Low-A who has yet to reach his 19th birthday. …Osvaldo Hernandez had one of his worst starts of the season, allowing four runs (3 unearned) and striking out just one over five innings.  Though it was rough by Hernandez’s standards, it could have gone very differently in not for three runs that were a direct result of a fielding error by Luis Almanzar.

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