Memphis Redbirds 10 Chihuahuas 4
Key Statistics: RF Boog Powell, 0-for-1, 2 R, 4 BB; C Austin Allen, 1-for-4, 2 RBI; 1B Jason Vosler, 1-for-4, R, BB, RBI; LHP Dietrich Enns (L, 10-8) 3 IP, 7 H, 6 ER, 2 K; LHP Travis Radke, IP, H, 2 K; RHP Carl Edwards Jr., IP, H, K; RHP Tyler Higgins, IP, 2 H, K.
Prospect Watch: It was a weird one in Memphis, as the Chihuahuas allowed five home runs and had just three hits. El Paso did draw 11 walks but only scored four runs. … Outfielder Boog Powell didn’t have a hit Monday night but he drew four walks and scored two runs. Powell swung the bat well in July, hitting .351./.443/.473 with 13 walks and 13 strikeouts. In five August games, Powell has already drawn eight walks. The former big leaguer doesn’t have a clear path to a job in a crowded Padres outfield but he is a nice depth piece to have stashed in El Paso. … LHP Dietrich Enns struggled and took the loss. The southpaw allowed three homers in his three innings of work. Enns, 28, has eaten innings for El Paso but has been knocked around quite a bit. The southpaw has allowed a PCL-high 32 homers in 117.2 innings. … RHP Carl Edwards Jr. threw a scoreless inning, striking out a batter in the process. The lanky, hard-throwing righty has tossed a pair of scoreless innings since joining the Padres organization.
Sod Poodles 4 Midland RockHounds 3
Key Statistics: CF Taylor Trammell, 1-for-5, R, HR, RBI; 2B Ivan Castillo, 1-for-4, R, RBI; C Luis Torrens, 1-for-4, R; LHP Nick Margevicius (W, 4-2) 7 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, BB, 5 K; RHP Carlos Belen (S, 1) IP, 2 K.
Prospect Watch: The Sod Poodles scored a pair of runs in the eighth inning to pull out a victory at Midland. … Centerfielder Taylor Trammell hit his first homer as a Padre farmhand in a win. The newly acquired Trammell is 3-for-21 with six strikeouts since joining the organization. Trammell has played in center since joining the Sod Poodles roster last week. … LHP Nick Margevicius earned the win with another strong performance. The southpaw went seven innings and allowed seven hits and three earned runs. Since being demoted back in June, Margevicius has thrown at least six innings in six of seven starts. Recently, he has done a much better job of limiting the long ball. Over his last 20 innings, Margevicius has allowed just two dingers. … RHP Carlos Belen pitched a scoreless inning to earn his first Double-A save. The former infielder threw an upper-90s fastball and has an improved slider. The 23-year-old converted hurler has 13 strikeouts in 9.2 innings since being promoted to Double-A.
San Jose Giants 3 Storm 1
Key Statistics: SS Xavier Edwards, 3-for-4, R, SB (8); DH Luis Campusano, 2-for-4, 2B, RBI; 3B Gabriel Arias, 1-for-4; RHP Garrett Richards, 2.2 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 5 K; RHP Mason Thompson (L, 0-5) 3 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 3 K; LHP Jose Castillo, IP, K.
Prospect Watch: The Storm lost at home to San Jose. … RHP Garrett Richards expected to throw about 65 pitches in his second rehab start with the Storm. But after a two-out walk in the third, Storm trainer Ricky Huerta came out to the mound and they quickly made a decision for him to exit. The oft-injured big leaguer threw 51 pitches before giving way. While it is certainly concerning to see the rehabbing Richards leave early, the reports are that it was precautionary and not related to his surgically-repaired elbow. The hope is that he will make his next start this weekend. … RHP Mason Thompson made his return to Lake Elsinore and threw three innings. The righty allowed three earned runs and struck out three. On a positive note, Thompson did not issue a free pass. Prior to being placed on the injured list back on May 2, the big righty walked 19 in 18.1 innings. … Jose Castillo came back on one day rest to work a clean inning. The club previously said they would not necessarily wait for the big lefty to pitch on back-to-back days before activating him. Shortstop Xavier Edwards had three hits and stole his eighth bag of the year. Edwards has six multi-hit games since July 26th, as the 19-year-old hasn’t missed a beat since being promoted. The switch-hitting infielder has seen a slight uptick in strikeouts which isn’t surprising, given the advanced level he is playing at. In 25 games with the Storm, Edwards is hitting .340/.381/.358. … Luis Campusano had a pair of hits and drove in the only Storm run of the evening. Campusano’s .325 batting average leads the Cal League.
TinCaps 9 West Michigan Whitecaps 3
Key Statistics: SS Tucupita Marcano, 2-for-5, RBI, SB (10); CF Jawuan Harris, 3-for-5, 2 R, HR (6), 2 RBI, SB (28); RF Agustin Ruiz, 1-for-4, 2B, 3 RBI; 3B Ethan Skender, 3-for-4, 2 R; 2B Justin Lopez, 2-for-4, 2B, 2 R; LF Tyler Benson, 2-for-4, 2B, RBI; LHP Ryan Weathers, 6 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 4 K; LHP Cody Tyler (W, 3-2) 2 IP, H, BB, 2 K.
Prospect Watch: Fort Wayne scored three runs in the seventh and eighth innings to win their fifth straight. … Center fielder Jawuan Harris had three hits, including his sixth homer of the year. Harris has hit in five straight games, hitting .350/.462/.650 during the stretch. Harris also stole his 28th base Monday night. He’s been caught just three times all year. … Third baseman Ethan Skender had three singles and scored a pair of runs. Skender has swung the bat well since being promoted to Fort Wayne, after a hot start in the Arizona League. In 17 games with Fort Wayne, Skender is hitting .319/.365/.420. … LHP Ryan Weathers pitched well but did not factor in the decision. The southpaw cruised through the first five innings unscathed before running into trouble in the sixth. Weathers didn’t allow a walk for the second consecutive outing.
Cantillo gets an award: For the third time this season, Joey Cantillo won the Midwest Pitcher of the Week Award. The 19-year-old southpaw threw 13 innings across two outings last week to earn the honor. He is the first TinCap to win the award three times in one season.
Dust Devils day off
AZL Padres-1 5 AZL Angels 0
Key Statistics: RF Joshua Mears, 1-for-2, R, 2B, RBI; CF Hudson Head, 1-for-4, R, RBI; C Chandler Seagle, 1-for-4, R, 2B; RHP Miguel Rondon (W, 3-1) 5 IP, H, 5 K; RHP Andrew Dean, 2 IP, 3 K; RHP Chris Lincoln, IP, BB, K.
AZL Padres-2 6 AZL Brewers Blue 1
Key Statistics: SS Luis Almanzar, 2-for-5, 2 R, 3B, RBI; LF Taylor Lomack, 2-for-4, RBI; 3B Anthony Nuñez, 2-for-2, R, 2 BB, 2 RBI; RHP Carlos Guarate (W, 4-0) 5 IP, H, BB, 4 K; RHP Michell Miliano, 2 IP, H, BB, 2 K.
Prospect Watch: The AZL teams both won in easy fashion in some brutal heat in the Phoenix area. … Luis Almanzar, playing shortstop for the first time since 2017, had a pair of hits and scored two runs for the AZL Padres-2. The 19-year-old is back in the desert after struggling in limited action with Fort Wayne. Almanzar has seen some action in the outfield after playing exclusively on the dirt for the first two years of his pro career. Through 46 plate appearances in the AZL, Almanzar has walked 11 times. … Left fielder Taylor Lomack had a pair of hits and drove in a run Monday. The 24th-rounder in June’s draft has hit well, showing impressive bat control since becoming a pro. Lomack has struck out just three times in his last 31 plate appearances and is hitting .347/.398/.440 overall. … RHP Miguel Rondon allowed just one hit in five innings of work to earn his third win of the season. The 18-year-old has dominated in the desert after a rough start, allowing just two earned runs with 24 strikeouts over his last 20 innings. The undersized Venezuelan has shown a solid mix of pitches in his stateside debut. … Fellow 2017 signee Carlos Guarate was just as dominant for the AZL Padres-2 Monday night. The 18-year-old also allowed just one hit in five innings, although he did walk a batter. In eight outings (six starts) Guarate has a 2.01 ERA, spanning 31.1 innings.