Chihuahuas had the night off
El Paso opens a series in Las Vegas Tuesday night.
Sod Poodles 9 Northwest Arkansas Naturals 8 (11 Innings)
Key Statistics: LF Rodrigo Orozco, 2-for-2, R, 4 BB, RBI; DH Ivan Castillo, 1-for-6, 2 RBI; RF Edward Olivares, 3-for-6, 2 R; 2B Owen Miller, 1-for-5, 2 R, HR (10), 3 RBI; C Luis Torrens, 1-for-4, HR (9), 2 RBI, BB; LHP Nick Margevicius, 7 IP, 9 H, 4 ER, BB, 4 K; RHP Carlos Belen, 2 IP, 2 K.
Prospect Watch: The Sod Poodles won a wild one. They scored two in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game, once in the tenth to continue it, then won in the bottom of the eleventh on a walk-off homer from Owen Miller. … For Miller, his three-run blast was his only hit of the evening in five trips to the plate. The infielder is hitting .261/.320/.449 in July after hitting well over .300 in May and June. Miller’s 109 hits lead the Texas League. … Ivan Castillo extended his hitting streak to 19 games with a two-run single with two outs in the ninth inning that tied the game. After missing the first month of the season with an injury, Castillo is hitting a league-leading .344. … LF Rodrigo Orozco reached base in all six of his plate appearances with a pair of singles and four walks. After a hot April, the 24-year-old switch-hitter has cooled off considerably. Although he has maintained an impressive walk rate, he’s hitting just .261/.337/.333 overall. He has 16 walks in 85 plate appearances this month. … LHP Nick Margevicius worked seven innings for the second consecutive start. He allowed nine hits and four earned runs, striking out four. Margevicius has worked at least five innings in six consecutive starts but has been hit hard at times. Through 39 Double-A innings, the opening day big-leaguer has surrendered 10 homers – all at HODGETOWN.
Storm 9 Visalia Rawhide 5
Key Statistics: DH Luis Campusano, 3-for-4, R, BB, 2 RBI; 3B Gabriel Arias, 2-for-5, R, 2B, RBI; SS Eguy Rosario, 3-for-4. R, 2B, SB (15); CF Aldemar Burgos, 1-for-4, R, HR (2), 2 RBI; LHP Osvaldo Hernandez, 2.2 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, BB, K; RHP Gabe Mosser (W, 2-0) 4.1 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, BB, K; RHP Jordan Guerrero (S, 3) 1.2 IP, 2 K.
Prospect Watch: The Storm banged out 14 hits, beating Visalia to complete their homestand. Lake Elsinore is 17-15 in the season’s second half. … Luis Campusano had three singles and drew a walk Monday night. The talented catcher raised his average up to .321 to take back the lead in the California League. The 20-year-old hasn’t homered in July but is hitting .303/.355/.409 this month. … Infielder Gabriel Arias had a pair of hits, extending his hitting streak to eight games. Arias is hitting .400 over his last 10 games, although that has come with nine punchouts. If Arias can make more consistent contact, he should continue to climb up prospect lists. … LHP Osvaldo Hernandez drew the start and completed 2 2/3 innings before being lifted. Hernandez allowed six hits and a pair of earned runs. Hernandez has been limited to 45-50 in each of his outings as he comes back from an injury. Overall, the southpaw has a 3.29 ERA in five starts in the Cal League. … Gabe Mosser, who is closing in on 100 innings in his first professional season, worked 4.1 innings in a piggyback role with Hernandez. The righty has struck out nine and walked six in 15.1 innings since moving up from Fort Wayne.
TinCaps 10 Cedar Rapids Kernels 2
Key Statistics: 2B Tucupita Marcano 3-for-5, R, 2B, BB, 4 RBI, SB (7); CF Jawuan Harris 2-for-5, BB, RBI, SB (22); C Blake Hunt 2-for-5, BB, 2B; RF Dwanya Williams-Sutton 0-for-1, BB, 4 HBP; DH Michael Curry 3-for-5, 3 R; LF Tyler Benson 3-for-5, 3 R; LHP Joey Cantillo (W, 7-3) 6 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, BB, 10 K; RHP Henry Henry, 2 IP, H, 3 K.
Prospect Watch: The TinCaps jumped out early and blew out Cedar Rapids at Parkview Field. … Second baseman Tucupita Marcano had three hits, including a double Monday night. Marcano also set a new career-high with four runs batted in. Marcano has heated up recently, after suffering through a poor June. In July, Marcano is hitting .305/.341/.390 but his ability to put the bat on the ball is more impressive than his slash-line. The 19-year-old infielder has struck out just once in his last 47 plate appearances. … Outfielder Dwanya Williams-Sutton got on base five times Monday, without the benefit of a hit. He drew a walk and was hit by a pitch four times. The big outfielder has been plunked 19 times this year. … Outfielder Tyler Benson had his third consecutive three-hit game to go with three runs scored. Benson, 23, has played in Tri-City and Lake Elsinore before being sent to Fort Wayne last week. A 31st-round pick in 2017, the left-handed hitter performed solidly in his draft year, but struggled in short-season ball last year. … LHP Joey Cantillo dominated once again to earn his seventh win of the year. The lefty worked six innings and allowed five hits and two earned runs, striking out 10. The lefty, who’s been working on adding velocity, also hit 94 mph with a fastball his fastest pitch in a game. Cantillo has had a breakout campaign in 2019 that has seen him develop into a legitimate prospect. He has notched at least seven strikeouts in six consecutive starts and has completed at least five innings in 13 straight starts. With his ten strikeouts Monday, Cantillo now leads the Midwest League with 116 in 85 innings as the second-youngest qualifying pitcher in the league.
Vancouver Canadians 4 Dust Devils 3 (10 innings)
Key Statistics: DH Logan Driscoll, 1-for-3, BB; 3B Jonny Homza, 1-for-2, BB; CF Tre Carter, 2-for-4; RHP Ignacio Feliz, 6 IP, 5 H, 3 K; RHP Mason Fox, 2 IP, 2 H, BB, 4 K; RHP Deacon Medders (L, 0-2) 0.1 IP, 2 H, ER, BB.
Prospect Watch: The Dust Devils blanked Vancouver through seven, but allowed a late rally to fall. … Centerfielder Tre Carter had two hits in four plate appearances. The 11th-rounder in 2016 is spending his third consecutive summer in the Northwest League. While he shows tremendous tools on boths sides of the game, he has struggled to put everything together in games. In over 650 plate appearances for Tri-City, he owns a .652 OPS. … RHP Ignacio Feliz turned in his best start of the season, completing six innings for just the second time in his professional career. Feliz didn’t walk a batter in and struck out three. Walks have been an issue for Feliz; he walked six batters in his last start. Overall, Feliz has a 2.73 ERA in 33 innings for the Dust Devils. He was acquired from Cleveland in the offseason for RHP Walker Lockett. … Logan Driscoll picked up a single for his first hit since he left June 18th’s game with an undisclosed injury. The Comp B round pick returned to action Sunday but is just working in the designated hitter role for now.
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AZL Padres-1 7 AZL Dodgers Lasorda 4
Key Statistics: SS C.J. Abrams, 3-for-4, 2 R, BB; LF Joshua Mears, 2-for-4, 2 R, HR (3), 4 RBI; 1B Michael Suarez, 1-for-3, BB; RHP Edgar Martinez, 5 IP, 4 H, R, 7 K; RHP Andrew Dean (W, 2-0) 2 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 3 K.
AZL Indians Red 8 AZL Padres-2 1 (F/8 innings)
Key Statistics: DH Angel Solarte, 1-for-4; 2B Anthony Nuñez, 1-for-3, R; RHP Robert Briley (L, 0-1) 3 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 2 ER, BB, 2 K; LHP Gabriel Morales, 3.2 IP, 2 H, 2 K
Prospect Watch: The AZL teams split a pair of decisions on Monday. … The C.J. Abrams hit parade continued Monday, as the infielder had three hits and drew a walk. Abrams has hit safely in 24 of the 25 games he has played in the desert, with the only hitless game coming against the other AZL Padres team. He leads the league with 48 hits and is hitting .425/.464/.664 overall. … Outfielder Joshua Mears had two hits, including his third homer of the year. Mears, 18, has homered in two consecutive games after a slow start. Over his last 10 games, Mears has all three of his homers to go with a .300 average. … RHP Edgar Martinez threw five solid innings, allowing just one unearned run while punching out seven batters. The 18-year-old righty from Cuba has been quite good in the Arizona League this season. Overall, he has a 2.59 ERA in 24.1 innings. He also boasts a 31:2 strikeout-to-walk ratio. While he’s a bit undersized, he’s performed well since signing in 2016. … Catcher Gilberto Vizcarra, who’s been performing well after physical development this year, got hit in the hand by a pitch. He could be looking at an extended absence. The Mexicali native is hitting .344/.432/.410 in his second AZL campaign while maintaining stellar walk and strikeout rates.