Chihuahuas 6 – Reno Aces 5 (11 innings)
**Conclusion of April 15th game**
Key Stats: LHP Logan Allen 5 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 7 K; 1B Alex Dickerson 1-3, HR, 2 RBI, RF Jose Pirela 3-5, HR, 2 RBI
Prospect Watch: The game picked up in the 11th. Travis Jankowski “pinch ran” for Josh Naylor (which happened at the same time as the Padre game this afternoon), and raced around to score on a Jose Pirela single to left. Both the winning pitcher of the game Francisco Rodriguez and the big home run of the game, Alex Dickerson, are no longer in the Padres’ organization.
Reno Aces 5, Chihuahuas 3
Key Stats: LF Travis Jankowski 1-5, SB (3); RF Jose Pirela 4-4, 2 HR (17), 2 RBI; SS Matthew Batten 2-4, RS
Prospect Watch: Make it four days without a Luis Urias sighting. … The Chihuahuas managed eight hits, six of them by Jose Pirela and Matthew Batten. Between the two games, Jose Pirela had five hits including two home runs and a game-winning single. In 50 games with El Paso, Pirela is hitting .359/.406/.697. … Also trying to get back to the Padres is Travis Jankowski. Freddy scored the game-winning run in the first game and stole his third base in 10 games. He has a hit in five straight games and is hitting .281/.410/.281 over his Triple-A stint. He is technically on a rehab assignment that started July 2, meaning the Padres have until July 22 to activate him.
Sod Poodles 10, Springfield Cardinals 4
Key Stats: LHP Adrian Morejon 2 IP, 2 K; 3B Hudson Potts 2-4, HR (9), 2B, 3 RBI; 1B Kyle Overstreet 2-4, Grand Slam (HR) (4), 2 RS, 4 RBI, C Luis Torrens 3-4, 3 RS, RF Edward Olivares 3-5, 2 RS, 2B
Prospect Watch: Another “start” for Adrian Morejon, another exit after two innings. This was by far his most efficient outing as Morejon needed only 21 pitches (17 strikes) to get through his two innings. He has now thrown eight straight scoreless innings allowing only two baserunners during that time while striking out eight. … As bad a season as Hudson Potts had been having, he is showing the ability to turn it around quickly. Over the last two games, he has turned a disappointing .635 OPS, to a much more palatable .725. It helps when you homer in back-to-back games and have 12 bases over those two games. While it has felt like Potts has been in the system for a while, it is still important to remember that he is still only 20 years old. … In four years in the Padres’ organization, first baseman/catcher/third baseman Kyle Overstreet has had five stolen bases and an also not too impressive 20 home runs in 369 games. Tonight, after Springfield had clawed back from 6-0 to 6-4, Overstreet came up with the bases loaded and showed off his power and speed. He hit his first inside the park grand slam, which turned a close game back to a blowout.
No game for the Storm
No game for the TinCaps
Vancouver Canadians 4, Dust Devils 0
Key Stats: RHP Ignacio Feliz 5.2 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 6 BB, 5 K; RHP Wen-Hua Sung 1.1 IP, H, 4 K; 2B Kelvin Alarcon 1-2, 2 BB, SB (1); C Jonny Homza 2-4
Prospect Watch: There was a decent amount of buzz for Ignacio Feliz during training camp. Feliz who was acquired in the offseason for Walker Lockett showed good life on his pitches, and schooling most of the Fort Wayne guys in intrasquad games. However, that talent only works if you can find home plate. Feliz is averaging over a strikeout per inning and batters are only hitting .212 off of him. However, Feliz has also walked 10 batters over his last two outings which have led to some problems on the mound. Still, he would be someone more talked about if the Padres’ system wasn’t so deep. … Finish off the sixth inning after Feliz once again lost the plate, was Wen-Hua Sung. Sung faced five batters tonight and struck out four of them. In fact, Sung has averaged nearly 13.5 K/9 while holding hitters to a .156 BAA. While he did run into some trouble his last time out, Sung has still only allowed two earned runs in his last 11.1 innings dating back to June 23rd.
AZL Padres-1 3, AZL Angels 1
Key Stats: RHP Edgar Martinez 5 IP, H, ER, BB, 6 K; RF Tirso Ornelas 1-4, RBI, SB (1); BB; LF Joshua Mears 2-5; DH Yordi Francisco 2-5, 2B, HR (5), 2 RS
AZL Indians 12, AZL Padres-2 10
Key Stats: C Michael Cantu 2-4, 2 RS, RBI, 2B, BB; RF Junior Perez 2-5, 2 RS, RBI; SS Yeison Santana 2-4, 2B, 2 RS, 2 RBI, BB;
Prospect Watch: Both CJ Abrams and Hudson Head had the night off. RF Tirso Ornelas collected his first hit since the fourth of July, he also stole a base. … The main star of AZL-1 was Edgar Martinez (no relation to the Mariner’s Hall of Famer). Martinez, an 18-year-old Cuban signed in 2017, tied his career-high in innings with five and fell one strikeout shy of his career-high with six. In 19.1 innings this season, Martinez has struck out 24 while allowing only two walks. …In the AZL-2 game, the team blew a three-run lead in the ninth, tied, went behind in extras, had the bases loaded no outs, and failed to score. It is common for a player to play well that they will get a temporary call-up to a higher level. For most of the last week, catcher Michael Cantu was promoted from AZL-2 to Triple-A (to take Austin Allen’s spot as Hedges was on the inactive list). He had a hit in both games (going 2-for-5), and was promptly sent back down. In his first game back, he collected another multi-hit game and is hitting .394/.432/.515 in the AZL.