Michael Gettys, Padres prospect in El Paso Chihuahuas

Michael Gettys is on pace for a 30 home run season with El Paso. (Photo: Jorge Salgado)

Chihuahuas 9 San Antonio Missions 5

Key Statistics: RF Travis Jankowski 2-for-5, RBI, 2 SB (5, 6); SS Esteban Quiroz 2-for-4, R, 2 2B, BB, RBI; 2B Ty France 1-for-3, R, BB, 2 RBI; 3B Jason Vosler 2-for-4, R, 2 2B; LF Michael Gettys 3-for-4, 2 R, 2 HR (27, 28), 3 RBI; RHP Emmanuel Ramirez (W, 2-1) 5 IP, 7 H, 5 ER, 3 BB, 4 K; LHP Travis Radke IP, K; RHP Gerardo Reyes 2 IP, H, 2 BB, 3 K.

Prospect Watch: The Chihuahuas beat their former system counterparts for the third consecutive game to remain tied for the division lead. … Right fielder Travis Jankowski had a pair of singles and stole two bases Monday night. The outfielder also snapped a streak of nine consecutive games with a strikeout. After going through a bit of a dry spell, Jankowski has three multi-hit games in his last five starts. … Left fielder Michael Gettys homered twice and drove in three runs for El Paso. The 23-year-old outfielder has hit for power all year but his approach at the pate still needs quite a bit of refinement. He’s struck out 144 times while drawing just 25 walks this year. His second multi-homer game gave him the team lead with 28 round-trippers. Ty France, who has 130 fewer plate appearances, is one behind him. … RHP Gerardo Reyes threw a pair of scoreless innings, striking out three and walking two morein the process. Reyes has thrown the ball well with El Paso, posting an ERA of 3.00 that trails only Eric Yardley among Chihuahuas pitchers with at least 30 innings. Opposing hitters are batting just .214 against the 26-year-old, which is awfully impressive in the hitter-friendly PCL. Despite an eight run gap between his ERA in Triple-A and the big leagues this year, his xFIP at both levels is exactly the same at 4.95.

Sod Poodles 2 Midland RockHounds 2 (suspended 6th inning)

Prospect Watch: This game was suspended due to rain after the clubs waited almost two hours to get back underway. The game will be finished Tuesday before the two teams will play their regularly scheduled game. Kyle Lloyd delivered another quality start for the Sod Poodles, giving up two runs over six frames. The downpour prevented the righty from making a run at his fourth straight seven inning performance. In the second half, the 28-year-old has posted a 3.15 ERA across nine outings.

Storm Off Day

Lake Elsinore had their second night off in five days. They open up a three-game series in Lancaster Tuesday.

TinCaps 3 South Bend Cubs 1

Key Statistics: C Juan Fernandez 1-for-3, R, BB, HR (2), RBI; 3B Ethan Skender 2-for-4, R, 2 2B; 2B Lee Solomon 2-for-4; RHP Edwuin Bencomo (W, 1-0) 5 IP, 5 H, ER, BB, 3 K; LHP Cody Tyler, 3 IP, 3 H, 4 K; RHP Mason Fox (S, 1) IP, K.

Prospect Watch: The TinCaps won on the road in South Bend to avoid a sweep. … Catcher Juan Fernandez walked and homered in the TinCaps’ victory. Fernandez doesn’t play too often as the backup to Blake Hunt, but he has produced when given the opportunity. Overall, the 20-year-old Venezuelan backstop is hitting .282/.355/.393 in 178 plate appearances this season. … Third baseman Ethan Skender had a pair of doubles and scored a run Monday night. The 22-year-old has played well in a limited sample since he was promoted to Fort Wayne last month. In 94 plate appearances, Skender is hitting .307/.341/.409 with a homer and 13 RBI. … After nine relief appearances for Forth Wayne, RHP Edwuin Bencomo made his first TinCaps start and completed five innings to earn the win. The 20-year-old allowed a run on five hits with one walk while striking out three. Bencomo opened the year throwing out of the AZL bullpen but bolstered the TinCaps staff over the last month. Signed as an international free agent in March, 2016, the righty spent the last two summers in the AZL. In 23.1 innings with Fort Wayne, Bencomo has relied on his changeup to post a 3.04 ERA with 22 strikeouts.

Dust Devils 2 Salem-Keizer Volcanoes 0

Key Statistics: CF Reinaldo Ilarraza 1-for-4, R; RF Logan Driscoll 3-for-3, 2 2B, 2 RBI; 3B Luke Beckerzcc 1-for-3, BB; RHP Ignacio Feliz (W, 2-2) 5 IP, 3 H, 2 BB, 3 K; LHP Ramon Perez (S, 1) 2 IP, H, BB, 4 K.

Padres pitching prospect Ignacio Feliz

Padres prospect Ignacio Feliz works in spring training. (Photo: MadFriars)

Prospect Watch: The Dust Devils won in Salem. The victory kept the Dust Devils in a tie for first place in the season’s second half. … Right fielder Logan Driscoll did it all Monday, as he had three hits and drove in both Tri-City runs. Driscoll missed a month of his first professional season with an injury, but has been the Dust Devils’ hottest hitter over the last few weeks. Driscoll has 10 doubles this season which is just outside the top-ten in the league. Overall the Comp B pick is hitting .300/.395/.514 in 80 plate appearances. … RHP Ignacio Feliz threw five scoreless frames to earn his second win as a Dust Devil. The 19-year-old has thrown the ball well in Pasco in his first summer as a Padres farmhand. Feliz, acquired from Cleveland in the offseason, has a 3.06 ERA in 47 innings for Tri-City.

AZL Padres: Both AZL squads had the night off.

Posted by Kevin Charity

Kevin Charity has written for MadFriars since 2015 and has had work featured on Fox Sports San Diego. He is a lifelong San Diego native and is looking forward to seeing the current wave of prospects thrive in San Diego.

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