Padres prospect Xavier Edwards throws from shortstop for Fort Wayne TinCaps

Second baseman Xavier Edwards has been one of the best players in the Midwest League in 2019. (Photo Jeff Nycz)

Game one: Chihuahuas 3 Fresno Grizzlies 2 (9 innings)

Key Statistics: 2B Luis Urías, 1-for-3, BB, SB (3); 1B Jason Vosler, 1-for-3, BB, RBI; SS Peter Van Gansen, 1-for-4, RBI; LHP Dillon Overton, 6 IP, 3 H, BB, 5 K; LHP Sammy Solis (W, 1-1) IP, R; RHP Gerardo Reyes (S, 2) IP, BB, K.

Game two: Chihuahuas 6 Fresno Grizzlies 1 (7 innings)

Key Statistics: SS Luis Urías, 2-for-2, 2 BB; 3B Matthew Batten, 1-for-3, R, HR (3), 2 RBI; 2B Esteban Quiroz, 3-for-3, 2 R, 2B, BB, SB (1); 1B Jason Vosler, 2-for-3, 2 R, HR (9), 3 RBI, 2 BB; LHP Dietrich Enns (W, 6-3) 5.1 IP, 5 H, ER, 3 BB, 2 K; RHP Trevor Megill (S, 1) 1.2 IP, K.

Prospect Watch: El Paso swept a doubleheader in Fresno after Sunday’s game was postponed due to rain. While both games were scheduled for seven innings, the opener was tied after seven and both clubs scored once in the eighth to keep things going into a second extra inning. … In the two games played on the holiday, Luis Urías went a combined 3-for-5, with three walks and a stolen base. Over his last 10 games, Urias is hitting .400/.543/.543, with 10 walks and only five strikeouts. In that 10-game span, Urías’s 10.9% K is better than his mark for the 2017 campaign in Double-A. It’s clear that Urías has made an adjustment since being demoted. … Jason Vosler homered in the nightcap and drove in four runs between the two games. The former Cubs farmhand has been roughly a league-average bat for the Chihuahuas this season while playing both corner infield positions. He has posted a solid 10.8% walk rate this year. … Esteban Quiroz had a three-hit game which included a double in the nightcap. Quiroz had gone through a 1-for-15 stretch prior to Sunday night. Overall, the 27-year-old has a very good .286/.391/.536 about 16% better than league average. Like Vosler, Quiroz was acquired in trade on the day 40-man roster spots needed to be freed up last winter. … LHP Dillon Overton turned in a strong start in game one but ultimately did not factor in the decision. The lefty posted six shutout innings, allowing just three hits while striking out five. The outing cut Overton’s ERA down to 6.60 ERA, although a meltdown (seven earned runs in a third of an inning) has inflated that number. He has averaged roughly a strikeout per inning, which represents a career-high for the former Oklahoma Sooner.

Roster Move: With Cal Quantrill still in transit after he was optioned Monday morning, righty Trevor Megill was transferred to El Paso to bolster their bullpen for the double-header. The gigantic righty picked up a save with 1.2 scoreless innings in the nightcap. The club will have another move on Tuesday when Quantrill arrives.

Sod Poodles scheduled day off

The Texas League was dark for Memorial Day. Amarillo opens a series on the road in Frisco Tuesday night.

Storm scheduled day off

Elsinore was also off Monday. They will play a doubleheader at the Diamond tomorrow, starting a span of five games in three days for the club.

TinCaps 8 Great Lakes Loons 3

Key Statistics: 2B Xavier Edwards, 3-for-4, 2 R, BB, 2B; LF Michael Curry, 2-for-2, RBI; CF Jawuan Harris, 2-for-4, R; SS Justin Lopez, 1-for-4, R, BB, RBI; RF Agustin Ruiz, 1-for-4, 2 R, BB; RHP Efraín Contreras (W, 3-1) 5.2 IP, 3 H, R, BB, 7 K; RHP Austin Smith, 1.1 IP, H, 2 K.

Prospect Watch: The TinCaps won on the road, defeating the Dodgers’ Low-A affiliate. … It seems like a daily occurrence, but Xavier Edwards had three hits and drew a walk. He also scored two runs and drew a walk. Edwards is leading the Midwest League in batting average (.378), on-base percentage (.435), and hits (62). In May, Edwards is hitting .402/.451/.467. During a current five-game hitting streak he is 12-for-21. … Jawuan Harris had a pair of hits Monday and is hitting .333 over his last 10 games. Harris’ .217 average doesn’t look impressive, but thanks to a hefty 19.3% walk rate that’s second in the league, Harris ranks third on the club with a 116 wRC+. Only Edwards and Tucupita Marcano rank higher on the Fort Wayne roster.  … RHP Efraín Contreras got his third win of the season, as the righty allowed just one unearned run in his 5.2 innings of work. The 19-year-old from Ciudad Juarez has pitched well for Fort Wayne, going at least five innings with one earned run or less in five of his nine starts. He owns the fifth-lowest walk rate in the Midwest League (5.2%) and his K/BB ratio ranks third. The righthander lowered his ERA to 3.09 Sunday.

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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