Albuquerque Isotopes 16, Chihuahuas 1
Key Stats: 2B Luis Urias 2-4, R, 2 2B; RHP Jordan Lyles 2.2 IP, 4 ER, 2 K, 0 BB, 6 H; SS Javy Guerra 1-4, 2 K; C A.J. Kennedy 1-4, 2B, K; 1B Diego Goris 2-4; LF Shane Peterson 1-4; RF Forrestt Allday 0-1, 2 BB, K
Prospect Watch: In an absolute drubbing, the Chihuahuas scored their only run in the fourth thanks to a leadoff double by Luis Urias, who collected a pair of extra-base hits. The 21-year-old second baseman raised his July slash line to a stellar .349/.472/.558 to go along with a 13:10 strikeout-to-walk ratio. … Outfielder Forrestt Allday also continued his torrid month of July, reaching base in his first three trips to the plate. His on-base percentage for the month now stands at a sensational .516 over 16 games. … For the second time in as many days, a member of the Padres staff had a rough day on the mound. Jordan Lyles gave up four runs on three homers in his first rehab assignment inning before settling in and getting seven of the final nine batters he faced before giving way. He’s working back from a forearm strain. … Colin Rea‘s work back from Tommy John surgery continues to limp along. The 28-year-old, coming off his best outing since his injury, gave up five runs in three innings, including two more round-trippers. He’s carrying a 5.68 ERA in 52 innings across two levels so far this season.
Missions 7, Frisco Rough Riders 4
Key Stats: SS Fernando Tatis Jr. 1-2, HR, RBI, R, CS; CF Buddy Reed 0-5, 3 K; LF Josh Naylor 2-4, 2 R, BB, RHP Chris Paddack 5 IP, 3 K, 0 ER, BB, 2 H; 3B Ty France 3-5, 2 R, K; C Austin Allen 3-5, 2 2B, 2 RBI, R; 1B Kyle Overstreet 1-5, 2B, 2 RBI; DH Nick Schulz 1-3, 2 BB, 2 K; RF Michael Gettys 3-5, R, RBI, SB
Prospect Watch: In his third start for Double-A San Antonio, Chris Paddack tossed five innings of scoreless ball, lowering his ERA to 1.59 over 17 innings. The 5.65 K/9 may be a far cry from the one he posted in High-A, but it is by no means a red flag as he gets acclimated to the league and is forced to rely on his curveball more than he has in the past. He has still issued only two unintentional walks. … Fernando Tatis Jr.put the Missions on the board right out of the gates, swatting a leadoff home run, his sixteenth of the season. On a head-first slide during a stolen base attempt, Tatis suffered an apparent left thumb injury and exited the game early. There has been no further information released at this time. … After back-to-back games with no strikeouts, Buddy Reed struck out in three of his five plate appearances. He is 2-for-17 with three stolen bases in his first four games for San Antonio.
Storm 8, Modesto Nuts 3
Key Stats: LHP Nick Margevicius 6 IP, 7 K, 1 ER, 6 H, 0 BB; RP Carter Capps 2 IP, 2 ER, BB, K, H; CF Edward Olivares 1-1, R; 3B Hudson Potts 2-4, R, RBI, K; 2B Eguy Rosario 1-4, R, K; C Luis Torrens 1-4, 2 RBI, R; RF Jorge Ona 1-3, 2 R, BB, K; 1B Brad Zunica 2-4, RBI, 2 K; DH Ruddy Giron 2-4, 2B, RBI, K; LF Nate Easley 2-4, HR, R, RBI, K
Prospect Watch: While Hudson Potts is still striking out more than he is walking, he has been on quite the tear in the month of July, posting a .354/.400/.585 slash line. Additionally, his three home runs this month give him 16 on the season and put him on pace to eclipse the 20 home run season he had last year as an 18-year-old at Fort Wayne. …Nick Margevicius may have stumbled in his last outing, giving up six earned runs in five innings, but he was nothing short of dominant Thursday. Over six innings of one-run ball, the southpaw struck out seven, walked zero, and allowed a mere six hits. His ERA now sits at a more respectable 3.71 through three starts in the California League. … Former Rule 5 draftee Luis Torrens drove in a pair of runs on a single up the middle in the bottom of the first. He is hitting a solid .280 on the season but has struck out 53 times while only walking 17.
Burlington Bees 4, TinCaps 2
Key Stats: CF Jeisson Rosario 0-5, 2 K; 2B Esteury Ruiz 4-5, HR, R, RBI, K; RF Tirso Ornelas 0-4, K; DH Luis Campusano 0-5; 3B Luis Almanzar 2-4, RBI, BB, K; LHP Tom Cosgrove 6 IP, 8 K, 2 ER, BB, 4 H; RP Austin Smith 2 IP, 5 K, 0 ER; RP Travis Radke 3 IP, 4 K, 0 ER
Prospect Watch: In an extra-inning affair, Esteury Ruiz led the team with four hits and a home run. The second baseman had a miserable month of June that featured a .225 batting average, but he has really turned things around this month, clubbing a .333/.385/.500 line that is reminiscent of his numbers in Rookie Ball. He now has nine home runs and 32 stolen bases after recording four and 26 respectively last season. … Jeisson Rosario, Luis Campusano, and Tirso Ornelas combined to go a whopping 0-14 with five strikeouts and one walk. On a more positive note, Luis Almanzar collected a pair of hits, but they weren’t enough to pull his .177 average up to the Mendoza Line.
Eugene Emeralds 7, Dust Devils 3
Key Stats: CF Grant Little 1-4, RBI; SS Owen Miller 1-4; C Blake Hunt 1-4, 2 K; DH Luis Asuncion 1-3, RBI, R, BB K; RF Tre Carter 1-4, 2B, K; RHP Sam Keating 4.2 IP, 4 ER, 2 K, 2 BB, 7 H
Prospect Watch: 2017 fourth-rounder Sam Keating continued his early-season struggles, allowing five runs (four earned) without making it through the fifth. In 26.2 innings for the Dust Devils this season, Keating has struck out only 14 hitters while walking just as many. … 21-year-old shortstop Owen Miller has continued to exhibit an advanced ability at the plate and has now reached base safely in each of his last ten games. His .321 average currently leads the team with only Olivier Basabe in close proximity at .305 on the season.