Sugar Land Space Cowboys 7, Chihuahuas 5

Key Statistics: RHP Matt Waldron 5 IP, 4 H, 7 K; DH David Dahl 2-for-5, HR (1), 2 R; SS Jose Iglesias 2-for-4, 2B, RBI; LF Alfonso Rivas 2-for-4, 2B, 3B

Alfonso Rivas had two more hits tonight. (Photo: Jorge Salgado)

Prospect Watch: While Matt Waldron has been inconsistent this year, for the third time in four starts, we got the good version of the knuckler. Waldron allowed no runs on only four hits over five innings and more impressively,did not walk or hit a batter for the first time all season. In his three “Dr. Jekyll” starts, Waldron has combined to give up just one run on 12 his with 21 strikeouts and four walks over 16.2 innings. In his four “Mr. Hyde” starts, Waldron has been torched for 25 earned runs on 30 hits and nine walks in 17.2 IP. Waldron needed only 75 pitches to get through five innings. … Making his second rehab appearance David Dahl, hit his first Triple-A home run of the year and has multiple hits in both games. After starting in center Friday, Dahl was at DH. … While primarily a first baseman, Alfonso Rivas started in left and has now appeared at both corner outfield positions this season. Positional versatility may be the way back to the big leagues for the 26-year-old, who appeared in 101 games last year for the Chicago Cubs. With two more extra-base hits Saturday, Rivas has 17 in 30 games and a .622 SLG (1.042 OPS). (Ben Davey)

Seth Mayberry got the win in the opener. (Photo: San Antonio Missions).

Game One: Missions 4, Corpus Christi Hooks 3

Key Statistics: LHP Daniel Camarena, 3.1 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K; RHP Seth Mayberry (W, 3-0) 1.2 IP 3 H 2 R, 2BB, 4 K; RHP Michel Baez 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K; LF Connor Hollis, 1-for-3, HR, R, 2 RBI

Game Two:  Missions 2, Corpus Christi Hooks, 1

Key Statistics: RHP Henry Henry (W, 1-1), 2.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K; DH Pedro Castellanos, 2-for-3, 2B

Prospect Watch: Fans in San Antonio got bonus baseball as the Missions played a pair of seven-inning games to make up a rainout. They swept the day in a pair of low-scoring contests to make things even better. In the first game, Daniel Camarena made his third start of the season and his longest, throwing 3.1 innings of one-run ball to bring his ERA to 9.00 in six innings of work for San Antonio. The 30-year-old southpaw, one of the last pitchers in professional baseball remembered for a significant achievement with the bat, is in his third season with the organization, but the Cathedral Catholic product missed all of 2022 after Tommy John surgery. … Michel Baez made his second appearance since being sent to San Antonio from El Paso. So far, it’s been a tale of two seasons for the Cuban righty, as the 6-foot-8 hurler allowed nine runs in 7.1 innings for the Chihuahuas but has allowed only one baserunner in his first 2.1 innings pitched for San Antonio. … Getting a start in left field, Connor Hollis homered to drive in a pair of runs. The 2022 Texas League batting champ, Hollis, a shortstop by nature, has seen action all over the infield and the corner outfield. … The Missions went with a bullpen game in the second contest of the twin bill, and the second pitcher to take the mound earned the win, as Henry Henry tossed a pair of scoreless innings, scattering three hits and a walk to secure his first win of the 2023 season. Re-signed to a contract in the offseason, Henry Henry returns to the Padres after minor league free agency and thus far has struggled with his command, walking 10 batters in 8.1 innings and posting a 2.64 WHIP and 10.80 ERA. … The Missions’ only two-hit performance in the nightcap went to Pedro Castellanos, whose double was also the only extra-base hit for San Antonio in the game. The 25-year-old Castellanos is slashing .244/.297/.403 in 119 at-bats for the Missions in 2023, his first season with the Padres organization after spending the previous seven seasons in the Red Sox system. (Mark Wilkens)

Game One: Beloit Sky Carp 4, TinCaps, 2

Key Statistics: C Brandon Valenzuela 2-3, BB; 3B Marcos Castanon 1-4, 2B; LF Nathan Martorella 1-4, 2B; 1B Cole Cummings 1-4, 2B, SB; RHP Jairo Iriarte 2.0 IP, H, BB, K; RHP Adam Mazur 4.1 IP, 3 H, R BB, 3 K; LHP Jason Blanchard (L, 1-2) 2.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R (2 ER), 4 K

Game Two: Beloit Sky Carp 5, TinCaps, 1

Key Statistics:  CF Jakob Marsee 1-3, 2B; DH Cole CUmmings 1-3, RBI; RHP Keegan Collett (L, 0-3) 0.2 IP, 2 H, 3 R(1 ER) 3 BB; RHP Chris Lincoln 1.0 IP H 2 BB K; RHP Jose Galindo 3.1 IP, 3 H, R, 2 K

Prospect Watch: John Conniff has the report from the games.

San Jose Giants 8, Storm 4

Graham Pauley has been a star for the Lake Elsinore Storm. (Photo: Justin Pickard)

Key Statistics: 3B Graham Pauley, 2-for-5, 2B; 1B Griffin Doersching, 1-for-3, 2 R, BB, 2B; C Victor Duarte, 1-for-2, 2B, BB, 2 RBI; LHP Jagger Haynes (L, 0-2) 1.2 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, BB, 2 K; RHP Dylan Nedved, 2 IP, 2 K

Prospect Watch: Like the Padres, the Storm allowed three runs in the first inning Saturday night. The Giants continued to add on and cruised to another win against the Storm and clinch the series win. .. Graham Pauley did his job out of the leadoff spot, delivering two hits, including a double. It was Pauley’s ninth multi-hit game of the season. In May, he is hitting .324/.500/.378. Perhaps the most impressive part of the third baseman’s game has been his ability to make contact. His 10.3% K-rate is the lowest of any hitter in the Cal League. … Catcher Victor Duarte reached base twice with a double and a walk to go with a pair of RBI. The 22-year-old has primarily been a backup throughout his career, never playing in more than 40 games in any season. In 2023, playing behind Anthony Vilar, Duarte has been productive when given the opportunity. In 11 games, Duarte has a .698 OPS – not bad for a catcher. … Left-hander Jagger Haynes had a rough start and took the loss. The southpaw, still working in short increments as he returns from Tommy John surgery, threw 36 pitches and recorded five outs. He allowed three runs on four hits – all singles. Haynes has pitched eight innings this year, striking out ten. (Kevin Charity)

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