Albuquerque Isotopes 9 Chihuahuas 8
Key Statistics: CF Travis Jankowski, 1-for-3, 2 BB; 2B Luis Urias, 1-for-5, HR (18), R, RBI; 1B Aderlin Rodriguez, 2-for-4, 2 R, BB, HR (7), 3 RBI; LHP Jerry Keel (L, 6-4) 2 IP, 10 H, 9 ER, BB, K; RHP Trevor Megill, 2 IP, 2 H, 3 K; RHP Eric Yardley, 2.2 IP, H, BB, 3 K.
Prospect Watch: El Paso allowed eight runs in the second inning and lost at home. The Chihuahuas posted a four-spot in the fourth and seventh innings to makes things interesting. … Second baseman Luis Urias only had one hit in five trips but that one hit left the yard. For Urias, it was his 18th homer of the year. The top prospect also homered last night in the Triple-A All-Star Game. Urias has hit safely in all seven games he has played in this month. During that stretch, he is hitting .290/.371/.452 with just four strikeouts in 34 plate appearances. … First baseman Aderlin Rodriguez had two hits, including his seventh homer in the loss Thursday. Rodriguez has shown impressive power in limited action for El Paso this season, after having a very good spring in big league camp. Rodriguez’s seven bombs have come in just 105 plate appearances. … After a rough outing from Jerry Keel, the bullpen shut down the Isotopes for seven innings. RHP Eric Yardley pitched 2.2 shutout innings, allowing just a hit and a walk while striking out three. The 28-year-old submarine right-hander has gobbled up 54 innings out of the bullpen, delivering solid results. Since May 1, Yardley has a 1.98 ERA and has walked less than two batters per nine innings. Despite playing in homer-friendly El Paso, the former Seattle University hurler has allowed just three homers all season.
Sod Poodles 5 Frisco RoughRiders 3
Key Statistics: 2B Ivan Castillo, 2-for-4, 2 R, HR (5), 2 RBI; RF Edward Olivares, 1-for-2, R, BB, RBI; 1B Peter Van Gansen, 2-for-4, 2B, RBI; LHP Nick Margevicius (W, 2-1) 6 IP, 4 H, ER, 2 BB, 5 K; RHP Evan Miller (S, 3) IP, K.
Prospect Watch: The Sod Poodles got the win on the road in Frisco. … Second baseman Ivan Castillo clobbered his fifth homer, as part of another multi-hit game. The 24-year-old utility slugger raised his average to .347 — 34 points higher than the next closest hitter. Castillo extended his hitting streak to 10 games. … LHP Nick Margevicius threw six solid innings in one of his best outings as a Sod Poodle this year. Margevicius allowed just four hits and an earned run to notch the victory. The former big leaguer has pitched well since being demoted, as evidenced by his 2.88 ERA. If there is one concern, it has been the longbow. Margevicius has allowed six homers in 24 innings with the Sod Poodles. … RHP Evan Miller slammed the door in the ninth for his third save with Amarillo. Miller, 24, was leading the Cal League in saves before being promoted to Double-A. Miller has three saves for the Sod Poodles while striking out 12 batters in 9.1 innings.
Storm 2 Modesto Nuts 0
Key Statistics: 3B Allen Córdoba, 1-for-2, R, BB, SB (19, 20); CF Jeisson Rosario, 1-for-3, BB; 1B Olivier Basabe, 2-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI; LHP Osvaldo Hernandez, 3 IP, H, 2 BB, 4 K; LHP Aaron Leasher (W, 7-5) 6 IP, H, BB, 6 K.
Prospect Watch: The Storm won in a pitcher’s duel in Modesto. … At the plate, first baseman Olivier Basabe drove in both Storm runs with a pair of RBI singles. The 21-year-old has played all over the diamond for the Storm in 2019 and his bat has heated up over the last month. Basabe hasn’t flashed power but he is hitting .282/.342/.348 since the all-star break. … LHP Osvaldo Hernandez pitched three innings and allowed just a run and two walks. Hernandez has thrown three innings in each of his three outings with the Storm. Hernandez threw a season-high 50 pitches, as he continues to get stretched out. Over his last two outings, Hernandez has surrendered just one hit. … LHP Aaron Leasher relieved Hernandez and threw the last six innings to notch his seventh win of the year. The southpaw allowed just one hit, showing excellent command of his fastball and change. Leasher has thrown at least six innings in five consecutive outings.
Burlington Bees 5 TinCaps 0
Prospect Watch: The TinCaps managed just two hits in the loss on Burlington. … Designated hitter Michael Curry singled and drew a walk in the loss. Curry, 22, has hit well overall for Fort Wayne this year, despite a recent slump. Curry’s .772 OPS trails only the recently-promoted Xavier Edwards among players that have suited up in the Summit City. … Sam Keating got knocked around Thursday and took the loss. Keating has alternated good outings with poor ones and the overall results haven’t been great. The former fourth-rounder has a 5.55 ERA in 10 starts but in six of his starts, he’s allowed two earned runs or fewer.
Spokane Indians 4 Dust Devils 1 (10 innings)
Prospect Watch: The Dust Devils allowed three runs in the tenth to lose at home. … Third baseman Sean Guilbe reached base three times, with a single and a pair of walks in four plate appearances. The young infielder has swung the bat well over the last couple of weeks, flashing the power potential that made him an interesting name to watch coming into the year. Guilbe is 10-for-31 over his last nine games played, with two homers. While Guilbe’s overall line (.217/.289/.420) isn’t too impressive, his power has played in cavernous Gesa Stadium. … 32nd-round pick Jason Reynolds threw three shutout innings to start the game, striking out four. The 20-year-old out of Lehigh University has struck out 12 batters in eight innings for Tri-City.
AZL Padres-1 11 AZL White Sox 0
Key Statistics: SS C.J. Abrams, 2-for-5, 3B, 2 R; 3B; 3B Bryan Torres, 3-for-6, 2 R, 3 RBI; RF Yordi Francisco, 3-for-6, R, RBI; LF Tyler Malone, 3-for-5, 2 RBI; 1B Michael Suarez, 2-for-4, 2 R, BB, HR (1), RBI; 2B Luis Paez, 2-for-4, 2 R, 2B, BB; RHP Miguel Rondon (W, 1-1) 5 IP, H, BB, 8 K; RHP Moises Lugo, 3 IP, 4 H, 4 K.
AZL Padres-2 10 AZL Reds 7
Key Statistics: LF Junior Perez, 2-for-5, 2 R, 2 2B; C Gilberto Vizcarra,4-for-5, 3 R, 2B; RF Cristian Heredia, 3-for-4, R, 2B, BB, 4 RBI; 1B Emmanuel Guerra, 2-for-5, R; 3B Vladimir Echavarria, 2-for-4, RBI; RHP Hansel Rodriguez (W, 1-0) IP, H, R, 2 K; RHP Michell Miliano, IP, BB, 3 K.
Prospect Watch: The AZL squads combined for 21 runs as they won both games Thursday. … C.J. Abrams tripled and singled to extend his hitting streak to an incredible 18 games. Like we seemingly mention every day, Abrams had at least one hit in every game he has played since being drafted last month. In 88 plate appearances, the first-rounder is hitting an incredible .434/.461/.687 with two homers, seven doubles, four triples, and 11 stolen bases. … First baseman Michael Suarez had two hits, including his first professional homer Thursday. The 19-year-old was drafted in the 38th round last season out of high school in Miami. He signed for $125,000 to bypass college. He hasn’t played much this year but he’s 6-for-15 in five games in the desert. … Catcher Gilberto Vizcarra had a career-high four hits for the AZL Padres-2. The 20-year-old catcher from Mexicali has hit well in a limited sample. Through 52 plate appearances, Vizcarra is hitting .386/.472/.477 with eight walks and just four strikeouts. … RHP Hansel Rodriguez made a rehab outing Thursday, allowing an unearned run in his inning of work. Rodriguez should head back to Lake Elsinore if everything goes well over the next few days. … RHP Miguel Rondon threw five shutout outings, allowing just one hit, one walk, with eight strikeouts. The 18-year-old has impressed in the desert, notching a ton of strikeouts. Over his last three starts, Rondon has 23 strikeouts in 13 innings.