Padres top pitching prospect Ryan Weathers pitching for Fort Wayne TinCaps

Ryan Weathers could have a short stay in the Summit City. (Photo: Jeff Nycz)

Chihuahuas 21 Albuquerque Isotopes 10

Key Statistics: SS Luis Urías 2-for-4, 2 R, 2 2B, BB, HBP; LF Josh Naylor 3-for-5, 4 R, 2 HR (10), 4 RBI, BB; 3B Seth Mejias-Brean 2-for-6, 3 R, 2 RBI; 1B Matthew Batten 2-for-5, 2 R, BB, RBI; 2B Esteban Quiroz 3-for-6, 2 R, 2B, 4 RBI; RF Jacob Scavuzzo 4-for-6, 4 R, 2 HR (12, 13), 4 RBI; C A.J. Kennedy 2-for-6, 2 R, HR, 3 RBI; LHP Jerry Keel 4.2 IP, 9 H, 8 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 2-for-4, 2B; RHP Robert Stock (W, 2-0) 1.1 IP, H, 2 BB, 3 K.

Prospect Watch: Another day, another wild Pacific Coast League game. The teams combined for 31 runs and 35 hits, with El Paso hitting five homers to extend their ridiculous MiLB-leading total to 104 in 44 games. … Left fielder Josh Naylor had two of the homers, as part of a three-hit night. The homers were Naylor’s ninth and tenth on the year. Naylor hadn’t homered since May 6th entering Monday’s game. Naylor continues to make consistent contact, as he had the 11th-lowest K-rate (11.9%) in the PCL coming into Monday’s action. … Shortstop Luis Urías doubled twice walked and was hit by a pitch as he reached base four times without a punchout in six trips to plate. Over his last ten games, Urías has struck out seven times but has also walked seven times. … Outfielder Jacob Scavuzzo also homered twice and now leads El Paso with 13. The former Dodger draft pick has flashed a ton of power this year but it comes with a caveat. Coming into Monday, nearly 65% of Scavuzzo’s fly balls have resulted in homers which would lead the PCL if he had enough at-bats to qualify. He also owns a brutal 39.5% strikeout rate  while walking in just 6.2% of his plate appearances. … After Jerry Keel left with two outs in the fifth, Robert Stock recorded the final out of the fifth to earn his third win. In 1.2 innings of work, Stock walked two and allowed a hit but somehow avoided giving up a run. Stock has a 2.03 ERA in 13 games since being demoted, despite allowing at least one base runner in every outing. He has a unsustainable LOB% of 99%, so unless Stock’s command improves, his good luck will eventually run out.

Corpus Christi Hooks 5 Sod Poodles 1

Key Statistics: 2B Ivan Castillo 1-for-3, RBI; SS Owen Miller 2-for-4; CF Buddy Reed 1-for-2, BB; RHP T.J. Weir (L, 2-3) 4 IP, 6 H, 4 R (all unearned); 6 BB, 4 K; RHP David Bednar 2 IP, 3 H, 2 BB, 3 K.

Prospect Watch: Amarillo had a rough night in all facets of the game. The Sod Poodles racked up 15 strikeouts at the plate, committed four errors in the field, and their pitching staff walked eight. … Owen Miller had two singles Monday night, extending his hitting streak to six games. During the hot stretch, Miller is 11-for-25 and has raised his average to .309, which ranks seventh in the Texas League. Miller leads the Texas League with 51 hits. … T.J. Weir started and took the loss, allowing four unearned runs on six hits and a career-high six walks in his four innings of work. Walks have been an issue for the righty, who has walked 13 over his last three starts, spanning 13 innings. Weir has been highly effective as a reliever throughout his career, so a return to the bullpen could help the 27-year-old get on track.

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Storm scheduled day off

After a waterlogged road trip, Elsinore opens a three-game series at home against Stockton on Tuesday.

TinCaps 9 South Bend Cubs 1

Key Statistics: 2B Xavier Edwards, 1-for-5, 2B, RBI, 3 K; 3B Tucupita Marcano, 2-for-4, R, BB; LF Grant Little, 4-for-5, R, 2B, 3 RBI; SS Justin Lopez, 2-for-4, 2 R, HR (3), 2 RBI; LHP Ryan Weathers, 2.2 IP, 4 H, ER, 3 K; LHP Ramon Perez (W, 1-2) 4 IP, H, BB, 3 K.

Prospect Watch: The TinCaps scored four in the first and cruised to a win. … Shortstop Justin Lopez extended his hitting streak to five games with a multi-hit game. Lopez, 19, singled and clobbered his third homer of the streak and the season to cap off the four-run first. Lopez is 7-for-20 during his streak and since bottoming out with a .479 OPS on May 9, he’s added 150 points. He has walked just once this month. … Grant Little had a career-high four hits and drove in three Monday night to raise his season line to .306/.392/.347. While Little has made consistent contact all season but he has just five extra-base hits (all doubles) in 141 plate appearances. His stellar 21:17 strikeout-to-walk ratio has fueled his .377 OBP. … LHP Ryan Weathers pitched well in his return from the Injured List. Weathers was touching 95 mph early and got through 2.2 innings before hitting his pitch count and getting replaced. Weathers gave up an earned run on three hits while racking up three more strikeouts. He has now punched out 34 batters in 27.1 innings while walking just three batters for the year.


Posted by Kevin Charity

Kevin Charity has written for MadFriars since 2015 and has had work featured on Fox Sports San Diego. He is a lifelong San Diego native and is looking forward to seeing the current wave of prospects thrive in San Diego.

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