Chihuahuas 11 Fresno Grizzlies 1
Key Statistics: CF Boog Powell, 3-for-5, 2 R, RBI; 2B Luis Urias, 1-for-4, BB; RF Jose Pirela, 2-for-5, R, 3B, 3 RBI; 1B Aderlin Rodriguez, 2-for-5, 2 R, 2 HR (5, 6), 3 RBI; SS Seth Mejias-Brean, 2-for-4, R; 3B Jason Vosler, 2-for-3, BB, HR (14), RBI; LF Matthew Batten, 1-for-4, R, HR (5), RBI; LHP Dietrich Enns (W, 8-5) 6.2 IP, 6 H, 4 BB, 8 K; RHP Andres Muñoz, IP, BB, K.
Prospect Watch: El Paso bounced back from consecutive losses to blow out Fresno at home. … First baseman Aderlin Rodriguez socked a pair of homers and drove in three runs in the El Paso victory. The 27-year-old minor league free agent signee has hit six homers in 82 plate appearances since coming off the IL last month, but has drawn just three walks. … Third baseman Jason Vosler reached base three times with a walk, a single and his 14th homer of the year. Vosler swung a hot bat in June, although he hasn’t received regular playing time since Ty France was sent back to Triple-A. The former Cubs prospect hit .352/.426/.648 last month but only received 61 plate appearances. For the year, Vosler is sporting a solid 120 wRC+. … LHP Dietrich Enns shut down Fresno for 6.2 innings, earning his eighth win of the season. Enns struggled in June, pitching to a 6.66 ERA, including three consecutive outings in which he allowed five runs or more. The southpaw is fifth in the PCL in innings (89.2). … The PCL announced that France will participate in front of the home crowd for the Home Run Derby prior to the All-Star Game.
Roster Notes: Righty Miguel Diaz hit the Injured List Monday. Travis Radke moved back up from Double-A to take his roster spot. The lefty’s arrival, paired with righty Tyler Higgins coming off the IL Sunday seven weeks after an emergency appendectomy restocks the El Paso bullpen with a few potential big league relief options.
For Subscribers: He hasn’t been a prospect for two years, but Dinelson Lamet is an important part of the Padres’ future. John has an interview with the big righty, who should be activated by the big league club this week, 15 months after Tommy John surgery.
Midland RockHounds 5 Sod Poodles 1
Key Statistics: RF Edward Olivares, 1-for-4, R, HR (12), RBI; 1B Brad Zunica, 1-for-3, 2B; RHP Emmanuel Ramirez (L, 6-5) 6 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, BB, 4 K; RHP Michel Báez, IP, H, ER, 3 BB, 2 K.
Prospect Watch: Amarillo managed just four hits in a loss at Midland. … Third baseman Hudson Potts came off of the Injured List and started Monday. He went 0-for-3 with a strikeout. … Edward Olivares accounted for the only Sod Poodles run of the game, as the outfielder hit his 12th homer of the year. Olivares had a fantastic month of June, hitting .333/.405/.490. Beyond the slash-line, Olivares walked in 10% of his plate appearances while striking out just 12% of the time. Olivares’ progression will be a top storyline to watch for the rest of the season. … RHP Michel Báez struggled with his command Monday night, walking three batters in just one inning. Báez threw 37 pitches in his inning of work, only 17 for strikes. The 23-year-old righthander is still throwing every fourth day.
Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 7 Storm 5
Key Statistics: CF Jeisson Rosario 2-for-3, R, 2 BB, 2B; C Luis Campusano 2-for-4, 2 RBI; SS Gabriel Arias 3-for-5, R; 3B Eguy Rosario 2-for-5; LHP Osvaldo Hernandez (L, 0-1) 3 IP, 2 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K; RHP Caleb Boushley 5 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, 9 K.
Prospect Watch: The Storm lost their series opener in Rancho Cucamonga, despite collecting 13 hits. … Catcher Luis Campusano had a pair of singles and drove in two runs in the Storm loss. The 20-year-old backstop has been an absolute force at the plate, finishing June with a .951 OPS. Campusano ranks first in the Cal League with a .329 average and is second in on-base percentage and OPS. His 12% K-rate is also the lowest in the circuit. … Centerfielder Jeisson Rosario had a pair of singles and drew a walk Monday. Rosario had a .381 on-base percentage in June and over his last ten games, he has drawn eight walks. … LHP Osvaldo Hernandez made his Lake Elsinore debut and took the loss Monday night. The southpaw allowed three runs in his three innings, two of which came on a homer in the first inning. Hernandez spent the first three months on the IL. After an initial minor injury during spring training, he was almost ready to rejoin the club in May, but a recurrence pushed him back the additional eight weeks. The 21-year-old Cuban returned to the mound early this month and made two official rehab appearances in the AZL.
Roster Move: With Hernandez’s activation from the injured list, LHP Will Headean was released from the Storm roster. Headean was drafted in the 13th round back in 2015. He missed all of last year after having Tommy John surgery and pitched to a 5.84 ERA in 12 games for Lake Elsinore this year.
Great Lakes Loons 16 TinCaps 9
Key Statistics: DH Xavier Edwards 2-for-5, 2B, R; SS Tucupita Marcano 3-for-4, 3 R, BB, RBI; 2B Justin Lopez 1-for-4, 2 R, BB, HR (7), RBI; C Blake Hunt 2-for-5, R, RBI; RHP Gabe Mosser (L, 4-5) 3 IP, 10 H, 9 R, 5 ER, BB, 2 K; RHP Edwuin Bencomo 2.1 IP, 3 H, 5 R (1 ER), 3 BB.
Prospect Watch: The TinCaps made five errors in an ugly loss at home. … Shortstop Tucupita Marcano had three singles and scored three runs Monday night. Marcano started slowly as he returned to action from the Injured List early in June. However, over his last ten games, the Venezuelan infielder is hitting .325 with just three strikeouts in 43 plate appearances. … Second baseman Justin Lopez homered — his only hit in four trips to the plate. It was Lopez’s seventh bomb of the year, which represents a new career-high. Lopez went through a brutal 0-for-26 stretch in late June but has hit safely in the past three games. … RHP Gabe Mosser got hit hard in three innings of work and ultimately took the loss. The 23-year-old has an excellent strikeout-to-walk ratio this year, but he has struggled in his last two starts, allowing 10 earned runs over 8.1 innings.
Roster Move: The TinCaps sent Angel Acevedo to Tri-City and received RHP Edwuin Bencomo from the Arizona League. Acevedo started Sunday’s game for Fort Wayne. Bencomo, 20, had 10 strikeouts in 5.1 innings for the AZL squad.
Dust Devils 10 Eugene Emeralds 9 (10 innings)
Key Statistics: DH Jordy Barley 1-for-5, R, 2B, 4 RBI; SS Kelvin Melean 3-for-5, R. BB, 2 RBI; LF Sean Guilbe 2-for-5, R, 2B; 2B Luke Becker 3-for-5, 3 R, 2 2B; C Alison Quintero 2-for-5, 2 R, RBI; RHP Felix Minjarez 3 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K; RHP Mason Fox 2.1 IP, 4 K.
Prospect Watch: The Dust Devils won in ten on a walk-off error by the Eugene shortstop. … Second baseman Luke Becker tied a career-high with three hits, including a pair of doubles in the Dust Devils win. The switch-hitting infielder was drafted out of Kentucky in the ninth round last year. Becker hasn’t received regular playing time, but his big night raised his line to a solid .257/.395/.371. … Left fielder Sean Guilbe had a multi-hit game which included his fourth double of the year. Guilbe, a 12th-rounder last year, has immense power potential but is still pretty raw. He has struggled a bit in the early going but he may have the most upside on the roster, outside of Jordy Barley. … Going into Monday’s game, catcher Alison Quintero was just 1-for-34 with 14 punchouts. The young catcher broke out a bit with two hits in the Dust Devils’ win. The 19-year-old was part of the Padres’ big international class in 2016.
AZL Padres-1 9 AZL Mariners 6
Key Statistics: SS C.J. Abrams 1-for-5, R, 3B, 2 RBI; RF Joshua Mears 1-for-3, 2 R, BB; DH Victor Nova 2-for-4, 2 R, HR (1), 4 RBI; CF Payton Smith 1-for-3, 3 R, HR (1), 2 RBI; RHP Chris Lincoln 2 IP, 2 H, K; RHP Moises Lugo 3.2 IP, 3 H, ER, 6 K.
AZL Padres-2 4 AZL Cubs-2 3
Key Statistics: 2B Ripken Reyes 2-for-4, 2 R; CF Angel Solarte 3-for-5, RBI; SS Yeison Santana 2-for-3, R; 1B Kelvin Alarcon 2-for-3, R, BB; LHP Alexuan Vega 3 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 2 K; LHP Sam Williams 4 IP, 2 H, 2 K; RHP Anderson Polanco (W, 1-0) 2 IP, 2 H, ER, K.
Prospect Watch: Both AZL teams came up with wins Monday night. … Designated hitter Victor Nova has been the biggest surprise so far in the desert. Nova homered and singled Monday night and has now hit safely in all ten games he’s played. On the year, the 19-year-old infielder is hitting .485/.571/.727 in 41 plate appearances with eight walks against just six walks. … Payton Smith hit his first professional homer and scored three runs in the AZL Padres-1 victory. San Diego drafted Smith, 19, out of a small South Carolina high school last year and gave him a $125,000 to start his professional career. The toolsy outfielder is listed at six-foot-five and 225 pounds, but was widely recognized as a major project after facing very limited competition in high school. … Angel Solarte extended his hitting streak to six games with three singles Monday night. The 18-year-old Solarte has swung the bat well and has a .895 OPS in 51 plate appearances. … LHP Sam Williams threw four scoreless innings, striking out two batters. The lefty signed as an undrafted free agent out of Northern Kentucky shortly after the draft.