Padres prospect Alex Dickerson bats for El Paso Chihuahuas

Alex Dickerson just keeps hitting when he’s healthy. (Photo: Jorge Salgado)

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.

Agustin Ruiz last year with the Tri-City Dust Devils. Photo: Mike Wilson

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.

Posted by Travis Barnett

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