Colorado Springs Sky Sox 4Tucson Padres 2
Key Statistics: CF Daniel Robertson 2-4, 3B, R; 2B Jonathan Galvez 1-3, 2B; RHP Matt Andriese 5IP, 8H, 2R, 2K, 1BB
Prospect Watch: Matt Andriese’s Triple-A debut was solid if unspectacular as the 23-year-old righty gave up two runs over five innings at high altitude. Andriese threw 79 pitches, inducing 10 groundouts. He likely would have gotten one more inning, but the game was delayed by weather for more than two hours in the top of the sixth. …Dan Robertson was the only Tucson hitter to reach base safely more than once. Hitting in the leadoff slot, where he’s hit .290 on the season, the Fontana native had a single and his sixth triple of the season.
For further reading on the Tucson Padres, see the A rizona Daily Star
Tulsa Drillers 3 San Antonio Missions 0
Key Statistics: RHP Donn Roach 6IP, 6H, 3ER, 3K, 1BB
Donn Roach gave up a pair of runs in the first but then found his rhythm and allowed only one more over five additional innings. The sinkerballer only allowed three balls in the air, though two of them went for extra bases. Roach’s strikeout totals, which have never been a strength, have dropped off this month as the 23-year-old has 17 in 28.1 innings. … Leonel Campos made his Double-A debut, striking out a pair in two scoreless innings of relief. The 25-year-old fireballer, who missed all of last year on the disabled list, struck out 63 in 36.1 Midwest League innings to earn his promotion to San Antonio earlier in the week. … Cory Spangenberg extended his modest hitting streak to four games, collecting two of the Missions’ four total singles in the game.
For further reading on the San Antonio Missions, see the San Antonio Express-News
Inland Empire 66ers 3 Lake Elsinore Storm 2
Key Statistics: LF Jeremy Baltz 2-4, 2B, E; 1B Robert Kral 1-4, HR(12); Justin Hancock 6IP, 3H, 0ER, 1K, 2BB
Prospect Watch: Justin Hancock needed only 64 pitches to work through six scoreless innings, yielding only three hits along the way. The 22-year-old has picked up where he left off in Fort Wayne, giving up only one earned run through his first 11 Cal League innings. The concerning early numbers are the four walks to match only four strikeouts thus far for the Storm. … Jeremy Baltz, who joined the Storm on the same day as Hancock, is enjoying the Cal League. Last year’s second-rounder had two more hits on the day, and has at least one hit in each of his eight contests so far. The slugger from St. John’s has a cool 382/400/618 line thus far, an OPS that’s 270 points higher than what he’d done in the Midwest League. … Robert Kral continued his fantastic offensive season with a ninth inning homer. The 24-year-old left-handed hitting catcher/first baseman stopped making contact in May, but has surged again in June, hitting 333/490/486 this month.
Ft. Wayne TinCaps and Lansing Lugnuts rained out
Prospect Watch: The TinCaps were rained out Friday night. The game will be made up when the Lugnuts travel to Ft. Wayne in August. Earlier in the day Friday, the TinCaps put Alberth Martinez on the disabled list after he was hit in the head by a pitch Thursday night.
For further reading on the TinCaps, see the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette
Boise Hawks 5 Eugene Emeralds 4 in 10
Key Statistics: 3B Fernando Perez 2-5, 2B, RBI, 2K; CF Wynton Bernard 2-5, 2B, 3B, 2R, 2RBI; RHP Bryan Verbitsky 5IP, 2H, 2 ER 2K, 3BB
Prospect Watch: After beginning his professional career with 11 scoreless innings, third-rounder Bryan Verbitsky finally gave up a pair of runs in the fifth inning Friday. The righty only gave up two hits on the night, and now has surrendered five in 12 total innings, but he’s walked nine already. … In the offseason, Fernando Perez was a trendy pick for an under-the-radar guy who could pop up in the Padres’ system, but he was shut down by wrist surgery early in spring training. The 19-year-old, who finished high school a year early and went to play for junior college in Arizona before the Padres took him in the third round last year, has certainly flashed the bat since getting back on the field two weeks ago. The lefty-hitting infielder had a pair of hits, including his third double in five Northwest League contests after a four game tune-up in Arizona where he hit .417. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see him spend much of August in Ft. Wayne.
AZL Padres 3 AZL Brewers 1
Key Statistics: SS Franchy Cordero 1-4, HR(1); Miguel Severino 3IP, 0H, 1R, 0ER, 5K, 4BB; RHP Sam Holland 2IP, 2H, 0R, 6K
Prospect Watch: Starter Miguel Severino worked three hitless innings, striking out five. The 20-year-old Dominican hasn’t given up an earned run in his first two stateside appearances and has allowed only one hit in six innings. However, the lanky righty has walked seven, including four Friday night. … Outfielder Franmil Reyes, who returned to the Arizona League after spending the first few weeks of the season in Eugene, was yanked after a pair of errors in the first inning. The 17-year-old, who started with a bang for the Ems, had been just 3-for-29 in his last week in Oregon.
For the box scores of all the games please go to the MiLB.com scoreboards