Chihuahuas 15 Las Vegas Aviators 9
Key Statistics: DH Ty France, 5-for-6, 5 R, 2 HR (23, 24), 4 RBI; 3B Jason Vosler, 4-for-5, 2B, 3B, HR (16), BB, 5 RBI; 1B Aderlin Rodriguez, 5-for-6, 2 R, HR (9), 4 RBI; C Webster Rivas, 2-for-3, 2 BB, RBI; LHP Dietrich Enns (W, 10-5) 5 IP, 10 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, 3 K; RHP Gerardo Reyes, 1.1 IP, H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K.
Prospect Watch: El Paso belted four homers to win in Las Vegas and extend their lead over the Aviators to three games. … Jason Vosler completed the third cycle in Chihuahuas history Thursday. Vosler singled in the first, doubled in the third, tripled in the sixth and completed the feat with a home run in the seventh. The 25-year-old, acquired for Rowan Wick last winter, has hit well this year for El Paso while bouncing all around the infield defensively. Overall, he has a nice 112 wRC+ in 297 plate appearances. … First baseman Aderlin Rodriguez tied a career-high with five hits, including his ninth homer of 2019. The veteran first baseman has shown plenty of power and makes consistent, hard contact. The 27-year-old has played in over 1,000 minor league games, but his first season in the Padres’ organization is his first taste of Triple-A. Originally signed by the Mets back in 2009, he spent two years in the Orioles system before signing with the Padres as a minor league free agent. … Ty France also had five hits, including two homers and scored five runs in the El Paso win. France has been incredible this season, blasting homers and getting on base while rarely striking out. France’s 12.8% K-rate is the 10th lowest for players who have amassed 150 plate appearances in the PCL. His 192 wRC+ is tied for the league lead.
Sod Poodles 3 Springfield Cardinals 1
Key Statistics: CF Buddy Reed, 1-for-4, R, HR (12), BB, RBI; 2B Peter Van Gansen, 1-for-2, R, 2 BB, RBI; RHP Kyle Lloyd (W, 5-5) 7 IP, 4 H, 2 BB, 4 K; RHP Evan Miller (S, 4) IP, K.
Prospect Watch: Amarillo rode an excellent outing from Kyle Lloyd to victory on the road in Springfield. … Lloyd completed seven shutout innings, allowing just four hits, striking out four batters. The 28-year-old has started eight games for the Sod Poodles, in addition to 14 appearances out of the bullpen. The former 29th-rounder has always had a good split-finger pitch and has generally been successful as a starter. He will be eligible for minor league free agency this year unless he is added to the 40-man roster. … Buddy Reed reached base twice, drawing a walk and hitting his 12th dinger of the year. Reed has swung a hot bat in July, posting a .294/.316/.559 line with four homers, but has still struggled to make consistent contact. His K-rate still hovers over 30% this month.
Lancaster JetHawks 10 Storm 5
Key Statistics: 2B Xavier Edwards, 2-for-4, RBI; DH Luis Campusano, 2-for-5, R, HR (11), RBI; SS Gabriel Arias, 2-for-4, R, HR (9), RBI; RF Jack Suwinski, 1-for-4, R, HR (9), RBI; CF Aldemar Burgos, 2-for-4, R; LF Esteury Ruiz, 2-for-4, R, 2B; RHP Seth Blair (L, 2-2) 3 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 K.
Prospect Watch: The Storm lost in Lancaster Thursday, giving up multiple runs in the first inning for the third straight night. … Luis Campusano had a pair of hits, including his 11th homer of the year. The catcher continues to be the best hitter in the Cal League, as his .329 average leads the circuit. In 29 games since the all-star break, the 20-year-old is hitting .350/.389/.573. … Gabriel Arias singled and hit his ninth homer of the year in the Storm loss. The 19-year-old shortstop has been red-hot this month, hitting a blistering .365/.400/.518 with a pair of homers. The flashy shortstop still has a lot of swing-and-miss to his game but his offensive outburst makes him an interesting trade chip, should the Padres look to add an arm. … RHP Seth Blair made a spot start and got roughed up and took the loss. The 30-year-old (not a typo) is pitching in affiliated ball for the first time since 2014 and has racked up 37 strikeouts in 30 innings.
Roster Notes: RHP Luis Patiño will be placed on the temporarily inactive list. It seems like the organization will give the prized righty a little extra rest before his next start. RHP Tom Colletti was promoted from Tri-City to take his roster spot.
Bowling Green Hot Rods 9 TinCaps 3
Key Statistics: CF Jawuan Harris, 2-for-3, 2 R, 2 SB (24, 25); RF Dwanya Williams-Sutton, 2-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI; RHP Sam Keating (L, 3-7) 4.1 IP, 7 H, 8 R, 7 ER, 3 BB, 2 K; RHP Adrian Martinez, 2 IP, 2 K.
Prospect Watch: The TinCaps lost on the road in Bowling Green. … Center fielder Jawuan Harris had two singles and stole two bases to give him 25 on the year. Harris is in the midst of his best stretch of the season. Last year’s seventh-rounder has hit safely in nine straight games, with five multi-hit games in that stretch. His overall slash-line of .208/.351/.331 doesn’t look great but his premium athleticism makes him a guy to watch as he catches up to his peers in experience. … Outfielder Dwanya Williams-Sutton had a double, a single and drove in two runs. Williams-Sutton has put up a .404 on-base percentage this season, thanks to a 15.7% walk rate and getting hit by 15 pitches. The 2018 fifth-rounder out of East Carolina hasn’t shown much in-game power, but there is still some untapped potential to come.
Spokane Indians 14 Dust Devils 4
Key Statistics: 2B Kelvin Melean, 2-for-5, R; DH Logan Driscoll, 3-for-5, R, 2B; LF Sean Guilbe, 3-for-5, 2 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI; 1B Nick Gatewood, 2-for-4, 2 RBI; C Alison Quintero, 2-for-4; RHP Angel Acevedo (L, 1-3) 1.1 IP, 5 H, 9 R, 3 ER, 2 K; RHP Jake Sims, 2 IP, H, BB, 5 K.
AZL Padres-1 6 AZL Athletics-Gold 5 (11 innings)
Key Statistics: Yerry Landinez, 1-for-5, R, HR (2), 3 RBI; 3B Victor Nova, 1-for-4, 2 R, BB; 2B Luis Paez, 3-for-3, RBI; RHP Frank Lopez, 5 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 4 K; RHP Chris Lincoln, IP, BB, K; RHP Moises Lugo (W, 4-0) 3 IP, 4 H, 3 R, ER, 4 K.
AZL Padres-2 8 AZL Athletics-Green 6
Key Statistics: RF Junior Perez, 2-for-4, 3 R, HR (5), 3 RBI, 3 SB (5, 6, 7), BB; Yeison Santana, 2-for-4, BB, 2B, RBI; C Michael Cantu, 1-for-4, BB; RHP Garrett Richards, 0.2 IP, 2 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 2 K; RHP Oliber Guzman (W, 1-2) 2 IP, H, BB.
Prospect Watch: The AZL teams split a pair of games against the A’s two AZL clubs Thursday. … RF Junior Perez had a big night for the AZL Padres-2. The outfielder homered, singled and stole three bases. The 18-year-old outfielder has flashed some loud tools in the desert but hasn’t drawn the attention that some of the high-profile draft picks on the other roster have. Perez is hitting .302/.376/.552, with five homers, 21 RBI and seven steals. … RHP Frank Lopez threw a nice game, completing five innings. Lopez, 18, made his pro debut in the desert last year. The righty has cut down on his walks but his strikeout rate has dipped a bit this year. Overall, he has a 3.96 ERA in 25 innings in the AZL this season. … RHP Garrett Richards made his second rehab start Thursday and struggled. The veteran big leaguer recorded just two outs, allowing three walks and two hits while striking out two. Richards is on the path back from Tommy John surgery.