Chihuahuas 9, Las Vegas Aviators 8
Key Stats: LHP Logan Allen 1.2 IP, 4 R (2 ER), 2 K, 0 BB; CF Michael Gettys 2-5, 5 RBI, HR (5), 2B, K; 2B Luis Urías 1-5, RBI, R, HR (2); RF Josh Naylor 2-4, 2B; DH Jacob Scavuzzo 2-4, 2 HR (8), 2 RBI, 2 R, BB, K; LF Alex Dickerson 1-4, HR, R, RBI, BB; 3B Matt Batten 3-4, 2 R
Prospect Watch: As home runs continue to fly in the Pacific Coast League, Logan Allen was replaced in the second inning after giving up three home runs and pair of singles following a fielding error by Josh Naylor. This marks the third time in five starts that Logan has not made it past the third inning. The 21-year-old has also gone consecutive starts without giving up any walks, which plagued him through his first three starts. … Michael Gettys has quietly raised his slash line to .282/.319/.576, but his 17.6 swinging strike percentage is fourth-worst in the league, and his 35.2 percent strikeout rate puts him fifth in the PCL. … Luis Urias hit his second homer of the year and avoided any strikeouts as he extended his Triple-A hitting streak to all seven of his appearances this year.
Springfield Cardinals 8, Sod Poodles 0
Key Stats: CF Buddy Reed 0-4, 3 K; RF Edward Olivares 2-3, BB, 2B, K; 2B Hudson Potts 2-4, K; C Luis Torrens 2-4, K; LF Jorge Ona 0-3, BB; SP Emmanuel Ramirez .2 IP, 4 ER, 2 BB, K
Prospect Watch: While the Sod Poodles were blanked on the scoreboard, they did at least manage to scatter nine hits across the game. Edward Olivares, who collected a single and a double, was the lone Sod Poodles to reach base in three of his at-bats. The former Blue Jays prospect has mostly replicated his numbers from last year with Lake Elsinore but has added power even in the less-friendly offensive environment of the Texas League. The 23-year-old has four home runs in his first 77 trips to the plate after he managed only 12 in 2018. Two have come away from the friendly confines of HODGETOWN. … Buddy Reed has whiffed on nearly one in every five pitches. Only Gabriel Arias and Esteury Ruiz have a higher swinging strike rate in the Padres system. … Kazuhisa Makita, who left Monday night’s game with the trainer, returned to action with a strong outing Thursday. The soft-tossing righty was called upon after Emmanuel Ramirez couldn’t get out of the first inning and worked a season-high 3.1 innings of scoreless relief.
Lancaster Jet Hawks 5, Storm 1
Key Stats: RHP Luis Patiño 5 IP, 2 ER, 3 H, BB, 5 K; 3B Gabriel Arias 1-4; C Luis Campusano 2-4; DH Esteury Ruiz 1-4, 2B; 1B Taylor Kohlwey 2-4, HR, R, RBI; LF Robbie Podorsky 2-4
Kevin Charity has coverage of Patino’s rebound from the Diamond.
TinCaps 12, South Bend Cubs 6
Key Stats: 2B Xavier Edwards 3-4, 3 R, 2 RBI, 2B, BB; SS-3B Tucupita Marcano 3-4, 2B, HR, 2 SB, 3 R, 3 RBI, BB; DH Agustin Ruiz 1-2, 2 RBI, 2B, 2 BB, R; RF Dwanya Williams-Sutton 2-5, SB, 2 RBI; CF Jawuan Harris 2-3, 3 R, 2 BB; LHP Gabe Mosser 4.1 IP, 4 ER, 3 K, 3 BB, 7 H; RP Carlos Belen 2 IP, 0 ER, K, 0 BB
Prospect Watch: Tucupita Marcano dominated in short-season ball last year, but started this season relatively slowly, hanging around the Mendoza Line. The last two times I saw him at Parkview Field, Marcano looked to be in a funk mechanically, frequently allowing his shoulders to fly erratically up and out early in his swing. His three-hit performance marks just the second multi-hit game for him over the past 10 games but the video of his swing looks much smoother during yesterday’s game. After collecting just one extra-base hit through his first 16 games, he’s clubbed a pair of doubles and a homer in the last two contests. … Teammate Xavier Edwards, who kept pace with Marcano last season, has returned to the lineup this week without any signs of rust, going 5-for-8 over the past two games. He did, however, get caught stealing for the third time this season after only getting caught once in 23 attempts last season. … Gabe Mosser allowed more than one earned run for the first time this season on a season-high seven hits. Opposing hitters came into the game hitting well below the .200 mark against the righty the Padres drafted in the 27th round last summer.