The Chihuahuas were rained out in the final scheduled contest against Colorado Springs. The game will not be made up.
Frisco RoughRiders 6, Missions 5
Key Stats: CF Buddy Reed 1-5, 3 K; LF Josh Naylor 2-4, BB, 2B, SB (4), 2 E (14) ; DH Austin Allen 1-3, 2 R, BB, 2 K; RF Nick Schulz 2-4, HR, RBI, R; RHP Cal Quantrill 5 IP, 3 ER, 6 K, 0 BB, 7 H; RP Andres Muñoz 1 IP, K, H
Prospect Watch: The Missions fell to the RoughRiders after an 8th inning wild pitch by Eric Yardley allowed a run to score, breaking a 5-5 tie. Cal Quantrill managed to strike out six hitters without issuing a walk but struggled to keep runners from scoring. Over his last seven starts, he has gone more than five innings just once and allowed a disastrous 31 earned runs, raising his ERA to 5.22 on the season. MLB Pipeline has already dropped him out of their top 100 prospect list and all the way down to 10th on their Padres list, which is a generous a placement for him after such struggles. … Josh Naylor had a rare stolen base, his fourth of the season. In 27 post all-star break games, he is slashing a stellar .327/.450/.510 with four home runs. He has struck out just three times in his last ten games while walking seven, pushing his strikeout-to-walk ratio to a Urias-like 52:55. His adjustment to the outfield continues to be an adventure though. He committed two errors on the night and now has 11 in the outfield and 14 overall this season. No other outfielder on the circuit has more than seven.
Lancaster JetHawks 13, Storm 7
Key Stats: CF Edward Olivares 1-5, 3B, R, 2 K; 2B Eguy Rosario 3-3, 2B, 3 R, RBI, 2 BB; 1B Hudson Potts 2-4, 2B, R, RBI, BB; LF Nate Easley 2-5, 2 RBI; SS Chris Baker 1-4, HR, RBI, R
Prospect Watch: After struggling through a 3-for-32 stretch, Eguy Rosario put on a show Thursday night, reaching base in all five of his plate appearances and crossing home plate three times. He may only carry a .247/.317/.393 line on the season for Lake Elsinore, but for a player who won’t turn 19 for another month, this has been a reasonably successful year for the second baseman. …While Hudson Potts hasn’t cut down on the strikeouts in the way he did during last season’s second half, he continues to flash tantalizing potential to suggest he might be the team’s third baseman of the future. In June, Potts hit .270 and got on base at a robust .365 clip, but he’s eclipsed even those numbers in July, hitting .365 with a .408 OBP over 96 at bats. … The pitching staff will be happy to escape Lancaster. After holding the JetHawks to 19 runs over four games at The Hangar earlier in the month, they were blasted for 38 in this three-game set.
Dayton Dragons 2, TinCaps 1
Key Stats: LHP Tom Cosgrove 6 IP, 8 K, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 H; RP Dylan Coleman 2 IP, 2 K, ER, BB; SS Gabriel Arias 1-4, RBI, 2 K; C Luis Campusano 1-4, 2B, 2 K; 3B Luis Almanzar 1-4, 2 K
Prospect Watch: In a match-up with the flame-throwing Hunter Greene and a strong Dayton bullpen, the TinCaps offense struck out nine times in the first seven innings while collecting only three hits. Luis Campusano rocketed a double to extend his modest hitting streak to four games. The 19-year-old catcher had slumped badly in July until going 8-for-16 with a couple of doubles this week. … Lefty Tom Cosgrove matched Greene through the first five innings, but a walk and two singles in the sixth put the Dragons on the board. Cosgrove, 22, struck out eight in a game for the fourth time this season. His strong 83:26 strikeout-to-walk ratio and avoidance of home runs give him an FIP more than a full run below his 4.39 ERA.
Spokane Indians 5, Dust Devils 3
Key Stats: SP Omar Cruz 4.2 IP, 8 K, 2 BB, ER, 4 H; RP Jordan Guerrero 1 IP, K, 0 ER, 0 H; CF Grant Little 0-4, BB, 2 K; LF Tre Carter 1-4, HR, R, RBI; SS Owen Miller 1-4; 2B Olivier Basabe 1-4, R, K; 1B Justin Paulsen 1-4, HR, 2 RBI, R, K
Prospect Watch: Lefty Omar Cruz turned in another solid outing, giving up one run over 4.2 innings of work. The 19-year-old from Mexico opened the game with a walk and hit batter, but then got eight of the next nine batters he faced. Another member of the Dust Devils staff who relies on command and smarts more than velocity, Cruz has struck out 14 in his first two outings in the Northwest League and owns a strong 44:8 strikeout-to-walk ratio across 29.2 innings in the two short-season levels in his professional debut season. … Left-handed hitters Tre Carter and Justin Paulsen both homered to plate all three Dust Devils runs. For Carter, the blast was his fourth, good for a share of the team lead. A year after Tri-City had 23 total round-trippers as a team, they already have 20 on the year.
AZL Padres-1 9, AZL Mariners 3
Key Stats: DH Xavier Edwards 3-for-5, 2 2B; CF Jawuan Harris 1-for-3, 2B, BB, SB (9); 1B Nick Gatewood 2-for-3, BB; RHP Jefferson Garcia 4.2IP, 6H, 3R (2ER), 5K, 0BB
AZL Padres-2 5, AZL Royals 4
Key Stats: 2B Tucupita Marcano 3-for-5, 2 SB (9); CF Hunter Jarmon 1-for-1, HR (1)
Prospect Watch: The race for the top middle infielder performance in the AZL continues to be a fantastic one. Xavier Edwards hasn’t missed a beat since a four-week layoff. The 18-year-old switch-hitter had three more hits Thursday and has reached base at a .482 clip for the year. He’s been especially effective from the left side of the plate, where he has an OPS over 1.000 in his early work. … Meanwhile, in Surprise, Tucupita Marcano also added three more hits to his tally to nudge his OBP back up to .496. The 18-year-old Venezuelan has 21 walks against only nine strikeouts for the year. Marcano had left Wednesday’s game after a collision at first base, so his return to the lineup is a good sign. … Slot receiver-turned-outfielder Hunter Jarmon came in as a late replacement and hit his first professional home run. Signed as an undrafted free agent last summer, the 23-year-old from Waco has a solid .353 on-base percentage. He entered the game for Angel Solarte, who is on a progression back after missing three weeks.