On a night when starters in the Padres organization allowed seven home runs, there were also plenty of noteworthy offensive performances around the farm.
Chihuahuas 8, Las Vegas 51s 2
Key Stats: 3B Luis Urías 3-5, 2B, R, RBI, K; C Francisco Mejia 0-4, BB, 2 K; 2B Carlos Asuaje 3-5, HR (2), 3 RBI, K; 1B Ty France 2-4, 2 2B, BB, K, R; SS Javy Guerra 2-3, HR (11), 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI, BB, K; SP Logan Allen (W, 2-0) 5 IP, 2 ER, 4 BB, 5 K
Prospect Watch: Our very own Ben Davey was live in El Paso to watch the Chihuahuas in the best stadium in Triple-A baseball. His report can be found here.
Tulsa Drillers 9, Missions 0 (Game 1, 7 innings)
Key Stats: CF Buddy Reed 0-3, BB, 2 K; 3B Hudson Potts 0-4, 2 K; LF Josh Naylor 1-3; C Austin Allen 0-1, BB, K; Michel Báez (L, 0-2), 3.2 IP, 4 ER, 8 R, 5 H, 4 BB, 3 K
Tulsa Drillers 6, Missions 3 (Game 2, 7 innings)
Key Stats: LF Josh Naylor 1-3, BB, K; 1B Austin Allen 1-2, BB; PH Hudson Potts 0-1, BB; SP Chris Huffman 3.0 IP, 3 ER, 4 H, 3 BB, 3 K
Prospect Watch: A first-inning single by Josh Naylor was the Missions only hit in game 1 of the doubleheader, with Dodgers no.4 prospect Dustin May striking out six batters in 4.2 innings. In game 2, a pair of solo dingers by Nick Schulz and Taylor Kohlwey accounted for most of their runs, with the only other score coming on a bases-loaded double play grounder by Webster Rivas. … Michel Báez‘ second start in the Texas League was rougher than his first, as the 22-year-old Cuban allowed three home runs, which accounted for all four of his earned runs. The four unearned runs came on a pair of errors in the fourth inning, including a wild pitch that plated two. His velocity was still sitting mid-90s where it usually does (when healthy), but struggled with locating and fell behind in a lot of counts. After giving up five longballs in 86.2 innings in the hitter-friendly Cal League, he’s allowed four in 8.1 innings against the advanced hitters in Double-A. … After striking out at a 24.8% clip in Lake Elsinore, Buddy Reed has a 29.6% strikeout rate in San Antonio and is hitting .174 in 125 Texas League plate appearances.
Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 8, Storm 6
Key Stats: 2B Eguy Rosario 4-4, R; CF Edward Olivares 0-4, R; 1B Luis Torrens 2-4, R, K; DH Jorge Oña 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 K; SP Bryan Mitchell 3.2 IP, 2 ER, 6 R, 3 BB, 1 K; RP Dauris Valdez 2.0 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 3 K
Prospect Watch: It seems strange to include information about Bryan Mitchell in a section called “Prospect Watch”, but it’s probably worth mentioning that the Quakes did most of their damage with the former Yankee on the hill. After allowing a pair of runs on a solo homer and a wild pitch, an Eguy Rosario error helped lead to a two-out grand slam in the fourth. He has an 18:8 K: BB rate in four starts (15.1 innings), largely buoyed by an eight-strikeout, 1-walk performance in his last outing. … Eguy Rosario recorded his second 4-hit game of the season, all singles. The 5-foot-9 18-year-old has struggled much of the season at High-A, but has shown glimpses of potential, given the extremely aggressive placement. … With Hudson Potts promoted to Double-A, Luis Torrens is the active team leader in doubles with 32. … After allowing five earned runs in an inning on July 25, fireballing Dauris Valdez has allowed just a hit and a walk in his last seven outings (9.1 innings), while striking out 15.
TinCaps 6, South Bend Cubs 5
Key Stats: SS Owen Miller 2-4, R; LF Olivier Basabe 1-4, RBI, R; CF Jeisson Rosario 0-3, BB, 2 K, R; RF Jack Suwinski 2-4, K, 3 RBI; DH Esteury Ruiz 0-3, BB, K; SS Gabriel Arias 1-3, 2B, R, K; SP Tom Cosgrove 5.0 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 3 BB, 11 K
Prospect Watch: Starter Tom Cosgrove had a career high 11 strikeouts, pushing his K/9 rate to 9.6. The 22-year-old from Manhattan has limited walks this season, but has allowed a .282 batting average against this season. … Jack Suwinski is the hottest hitter in Fort Wayne’s lineup right now. After posting a .604 OPS in the first four months of the season, the 20-year-old from Chicago is hitting .385/.443/1.135 with four doubles and four homers in August. … After not homering in 49 Cal League games, Kelvin Melean now has four in 31 games for the TinCaps. … Since being promoted from Tri-City, both Owen Miller and Olivier Basabe are hitting .300 or better in the Midwest League.
Dust Devils 6, Everett AquaSox 4
Key Stats: SS Xavier Edwards 2-3, 2B, R, K; 2B Tucupita Marcano 0-2, RBI; C Blake Hunt 1-4, 2B, RBI, R, 2 K; LF Grant Little 0-3, BB; SP Angel Acevedo 6.0 IP, 4 ER, 8 H, 0 BB, 4 K
Prospect Watch: Starter Angel Acevedo got nickeled and dimed in the second inning, allowing three runs on a double and four singles, but rebounded to retire the last ten batters he faced. The 19-year-old has walked just 12 batters in 52.2 innings for Tri-City, allowing just a .215 batting average against. … Xavier Edwards continues to be an exciting bat at the top of the order. Though he is hitting just .241 since his promotion to the Northwest League, he has a .436 OBP in nine games and has more walks (10) than strikeouts (8). … Blake Hunt‘s RBI double in the 8th broke a 4-4 tie. The 19-year-old catcher has struggled in Low-A this season, but his healthy 12.4% walk rate has helped lead to a .345 OBP.
AZL Padres 1 3, AZL Royals 2
Key Stats: 3B Luis Almanzar 1-5, 2B; DH Nick Gatewood 1-4, 2 RBI; CF Agustin Ruiz 1-3, BB, K; LHP Alexuan Vega 2.0 IP, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K
AZL Dodgers 5, AZL Padres 2 3
Key Stats: SS Jordy Barley 1-3, R, K; LF Mason House 2-4, HR, 2 K; 2B Sean Guilbe 0-3, BB, 3 K; C Jonny Homza 1-3, HR, BB, K; SP Noel Vela (L, 1-4) 4.2 IP, 1 ER, 5 R, 7 H, 1 BB, 2 K
Prospect Watch: After struggling with an aggressive placement in Tri-City to start the year, Mason House has an .892 OPS and hit his third homer in 19 AZL games. The 19-year-old Texan also has a 34.8% strikeout rate during that stretch. … After posting a 1.092 OPS during the month of July, Sean Guilbe is hitting .098/.383/.098 in August. His 17 walks this month have helped to offset the 40% strikeout rate for the month. … Alexuan Vega, the Padres 6th round pick in June, had his best outing of his short pro career, and is slowly improving his K:BB rate, moving it now to 13:9. … Agustin Ruiz, an 18-year-old out of Tabasco, Mexico, is hitting .316/.393/.469 in his last 28 games.