MadFriars' Daily Farm Report: May 7

Noel collected three more stolen bases

It took more than a month, but the farm finally had their first undefeated day of the year. Ironically enough, this is also the first time all season that no minor leaguer homered.

Tucson Padres 6 – Albuquerque Isotopes 2

Key Statistics RHP Sean O'Sullivan 6 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 5 K (W, 2-2); 2B Dean Anna 1-4, 2B, 2 RBI; LF James Darnell 0-4

Prospect Watch: With the T-Pads trailing 2-1 in the fifth, Dean Anna came up and smacked a two-run double to take the lead. That hit would be the game winner as the Padres won their fourth in a row… Sean O'Sullivan was solid but unspectacular. O'Sullivan did not get a one, two, three inning all night, but stayed out of trouble by holding the Isotopes to just 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position.

For further reading on the Tucson Padres please see the Arizona Daily Star.

Corpus Christi Hooks 5 – San Antonio Missions 10

Key Statistics LHP Jose De Paula 6 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 5 K (W, 2-3); CF Reymond Fuentes 2-5, 2 RS, 2B, BB, SB (14); RF Rico Noel 3-5, 2 RS, BB, 3 SB (22); 3B Jake Blackwood 3-5, 2B, 2 RS, 4 RBI.

Prospect Watch: The day after I call out Fuentes, Blackwood, and Williams for their struggles over the past week, each player collected a multi-hit, multi-run game. Thanks to the game, each player raised their overall batting average to over .300… Rico Noel has reached base safely 37 times this season, and he has 22 stolen bases. He now has an eight stolen base lead over second place Fuentes… LHP Jose De Paula allowed four runs in the first and was nearly unhittable after. De Paula retired 13 of the final 15 hitters he faced.

For further reading on the San Antonio Missions please see the San Antonio Express-News.

Lancaster Jethawks 5 – Lake Elsinore Storm 8

Key Statistics RHP James Needy 5 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 5 BB, 1 K; 2B Cory Spangenberg 2-5, 2 2B,2 RS, RBI; Yeison Asencio 2-5, 3 RBI.

Prospect Watch: 2B Cory Spangenberg continued his recent hot streak, collecting his fifth multi-hit game in the last week. In May, Spangenberg is hitting a blistering .400/.429/.800, and has raised his overall batting average to over .300 for the first time since mid April. … Yeison Asencio hopefully broke out of his 2-20 slump with his own multi-hit game. While the multi-hit game is great, the power we saw early on from Asencio has disappeared. He has not collected an extra base hit in his last six games (25 at-bats)… Needy struggled all night with location, walking a season high five batters. What helped him is the eleven ground ball outs Needy induced over five innings… It looks like Johnny Barbato is officially the closer. The righthander collected his third save of the year.

For further reading on the Storm please see the Southwest Riverside News Network.

No game for Fort Wayne today as they begin a homestand tomorrow.

For further reading on the TinCaps' please see the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette.

System News

Randy Smith has not announced who is being promoted to Lake Elsinore to go accompany the Matt Wisler promotion to San Antonio, but has confirmed via Twitter that it is neither Joe Ross or Justin Hancock of the TinCaps.

For the box scores of all the games please go to the MiLB.com scoreboards.

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