Monday was a light day on the schedule, as only four games were played stateside. There were encouraging performances by top prospects, including fine outings from Cal Quantrill and Luis Patino.
Chihuahuas 10, Round Rock Express 3
Key Statistics: RF Forrestt Allday, 2-for-5, 2 R, BB, RBI; 2B Luis Urias, 2-for-3, 2 R, 2B, HR (8), 2 RBI, BB, HBP; C Francisco Mejia, 1-for-3, R, 2 BB; SS Javy Guerra, 3-for-5, R, 3B, RBI; 3B Dusty Coleman, 2-for-5, R; RHP Cal Quantrill (W, 1-0) 6 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 4 K; RHP Eric Yardley (S, 1) 3 IP, 2 H, ER, BB, 2 K.
Prospect Watch: El Paso is red hot, as the squad has won six straight and nine out of their last ten. … Infielder Luis Urias added to his professional high in homers, blasting his eighth of the year. Urias has been red-hot in August, hitting .435/.500/.783, with five extra-base hits. Urias is also on the verge of a 100-strikeout season, which would be his first as a pro. … Shortstop Javy Guerra had three hits and is hitting a respectable .261/.320/.478 over his last 22 games. The 22-year-old infielder has been great defensively but has struggled overall with the bat and his strikeout rate continues to hover above 33% for the year. … Catcher Francisco Mejia singled and drew two walks in the El Paso win. Mejia is hitting a scorching .378/.455/.514 since joining the Padres organization. … RHP Cal Quantrill pitched well in his Triple-A debut, earning the win. While many on social media questioned the promotion, Quantrill allowed a pair of earned runs in six innings. Quantrill did allow seven hits but he was able to locate his fastball well and wasn’t punished by hard contact. The former first-rounder also did not walk a batter.
Missions: San Antonio had the night off.
Storm: The Storm had the night off.
Lansing Lugnuts 5, TinCaps 4 (7 innings)
Key Statistics: CF Jeisson Rosario, 1-for-4, R, 2B; SS Gabriel Arias, 2-for-3, R, 2 2B, RBI; 3B Kelvin Melean, 2-for-3, 2B, RBI; RHP Luis Patiño, 5.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R (1 ER), BB, 8 K; RHP Dylan Coleman (L, 1-1) IP, 1H,1 R (0 ER), 2 K.
Prospect Watch: The TinCaps’ defense fell apart and cost the team a game that ended early due to thunderstorms in Fort Wayne. … The revelation of Luis Patiño continues! The 18-year-old hurler threw five innings of no-hit ball before having some issues in the sixth inning. As we mentioned on Twitter last night, Patiño has made 14 starts for Fort Wayne and Monday was the fourth time he carried a no-hitter through the first five innings. He ultimately gave up three hits before giving way in the sixth inning and was charged with one earned run. The Colombian has a 1.82 ERA over his last ten outings with 58 strikeouts in 49.1 innings. … Shortstop Gabriel Arias had a pair of doubles, as the 18-year-old continues to hit. Arias is in the midst of a modest six-game hitting streak that includes four doubles and a homer. Arias has reached base via a hit or a walk in 16 straight contests. … Dylan Sinn of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reported that outfielder Robbie Podorsky continues to have issues with his back and is expected to miss an extended period of time. The 23-year-old Podorsky is hitting.353/.403/.451 with 24 stolen bases for Fort Wayne this year.
Dust Devils: Tri-City has reached the All-Star break. The Northwest League vs. Pioneer League All-Star Game is Tuesday night.
AZL Diamondbacks 11, AZL Padres 1 6
Key Statistics: 1B Lee Solomon, 3-for-5, 3 R, 2 2B, RBI, SB (6); DH Nick Gatewood, 2-for-5, R, HR (5), 2 RBI; RF Agustin Ruiz, 2-for-4 R, RBI; RHP Luarbert Arias (L, 2-4) 2.1 IP, 8 H, 6 ER, BB, 2 K; RHP Starlin Cordero, 2 IP, H, 2 BB, 4 K.
AZL Padres-2 14, AZL Athletics 9
Key Statistics: 2B-SS Tucupita Marcano, 2-for-3, 4 R, 2B, 3 BB, SB (10); 1B Jason Pineda, 1-for-4, R, HR (2), 4 RBI, 2 BB; C Luis Roman, 2-for-4, R, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 BB; DH Blinger Perez, 2-for-5, R, 2 RBI; RF Yordi Francisco, 2-for-6, 3 R, HR (1), RBI, SB (4); RHP Michell Miliano, 1.1 IP, H, 3 ER, 5 BB, 2 K; LHP Noel Vela, 3 IP, 2 H, ER, 3 BB, 7 K.
Prospect Watch: There was a lot of offense in the AZL and not much pitching, as both teams played in brutal heat, even by Arizona standards. … Tucupita Marcano continues his incredible season, as the infielder reached base five times in six plate appearances. Marcano is second in the AZL with a .393 average and leads the league with a .497 on-base percentage. The 18-year-old leads the AZL in hits and runs, is second in walks and has struck out just 10 times in 152 plate appearances. The infielder has also stolen 10 bases to boot. … Infielder Lee Solomon had three hits, including two doubles for the AZL Padres. Solomon, who signed for $1,000 as a 25th-round pick out of Lipscomb is 17-for-40 over his last ten games, with three homers. Solomon has played first, second, third and right field in the desert this season. … DH Nick Gatewood slammed his fifth homer of the year as part of a multi-hit effort that ties Solomon for the organization lead at this level. Gatewood was San Diego’s 11th-round pick in June, out of Georgia State. The left-handed swinging Gatewood is hitting a solid .290/.333/.490 this season.