Tacoma Raniers 6 Tucson Padres 4
Key Statistics: LF Ben Francisco 2-3, HR, 2RBI; C Chris Robinson 3-4, R, RBI; RHP Sean O’Sullivan 5IP, 10H, 4R, 4ER, 6K, 0BB
Prospect Watch: Sean O’Sullivan’s first start since going unclaimed on waivers wasn’t terribly impressive. The big-bodied righty gave up four earned runs on 10 hits in five innings, though he did record six strikeouts without a walk. During his six week stay in the majors, the El Cajon native walked 14 against only 12 strikeouts in 25 innings. …Reymond Fuentes’s 12-game hitting streak came to an end when he was lifted in the fifth inning of Sunday’s contest. The athletic outfielder was hit by a pitch leading off the game and walked in the third inning, so his Triple-A on-base percentage crept up to .500.
For further reading on the Tucson Padres, see the Arizona Daily Star
Corpus Christi Hooks 3San Antonio Missions 2
Key Statistics: 1B Tommy Medica 1-3, 2B, SF; 2B Cory Spangenberg 1-3, 2B, SAC; RHP Matt Wisler 4IP, 2H, 0R, 5K, 0BB
Matt Wisler extended his scoreless streak to 18 innings as the 20-year-old righty worked four more unblemished frames Sunday. For August, he’s now posted a 0.36 ERA with 31 strikeouts in 25 innings. The 44 pitches he threw were the fewest he’s had in a start all year as the Padres manage his workload at the end of the season. … Four of the Missions’ seven hits were doubles. One of the two-baggers belonged to Cory Spangenberg, who has hit .296/.318/.407 this month.
For further reading on the San Antonio Missions, see the San Antonio Express-News
Modesto Nuts 4 Lake Elsinore Storm 1
Key Statistics: SS Bridger Hunt 2-4, 2B;
Prospect Watch: The Storm were completely overmatched by the number three overall pick from this June’s draft, Jonathan Gray. They had two hits in five innings against him while striking out eight times. Bridger Hunt had the only extra-base hit of the game for the Storm, but was promptly picked off second base as soon as he arrived there. Hunt, the 28-year-old middle infielder signed out of the Atlantic League earlier this month, has hit .341/.396/.455 as he helps the Storm limp to the end of the season without Jace Peterson.
Bowling Green 2 Ft. Wayne TinCaps 1
Key Statistics: CF Alberth Martinez 2-4, R, CS; LHP Max Fried 6IP, 5H, 2ER, 4K, 1BB
Prospect Watch: Max Fried turned in a quality start for the TinCaps, giving up two runs over six innings. The 19-year-old lefty only issued one free pass after turning in 18 over his previous 27.1 innings of work. He has yet to work a game this year without walking a batter. He finished August with his best monthly ERA of the season at 2.30, but also had his poorest strikeout and walk ratios of the year. … Alberth Martinez collected two of the club’s six hits in the leadoff spot, though he was picked off after the first one. The 22-year-old continues to be the team’s top power producer.
For further reading on the TinCaps, see the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette
Prospect Watch: The Em’s and Salem-Keizer were suspended after three innings because of rain. They’ll resume the contest on Tuesday. … Third Baseman Fernando Perez had as many hits through three frames as he had in his previous 20 at-bats. The 19-year-old from Chula Vista has really struggled to find a rhythm at the plate after coming back from a thumb ligament injury that sidelined him for the first half of the year. The left-handed hitter came in with just a .201/.262/.293 line after drawing high expectations coming into the year.
AZL Dodgers 10 AZL Padres 4
Key Statistics: SS Josh VanMeter 1-3, 2B; LF Mason Smith 1-3, 2B; RF Franmil Reyes 1-4, 2RBI; RHP Cameron Stewart 5.2IP, 3H, 1ER, 6K, 1BB
Prospect Watch: Mammoth righty Cam Stewart turned in one of his better performances, surrendering just one run on three hits over a career-high 5.2 innings of work. The 18-year-old struck out a season-best six hitters and issued only one free pass. His groundball ratio has been steadily improving over the last month as he leverages his size to get downward action on his pitches. … Fourth-rounder Mason Smith picked up a hit in his fourth consecutive game Sunday. The speedy outfielder from Idaho doubled in three trips to the plate, pushing his average back up to .200 for the first time in weeks.
For the box scores of all the games please go to the MiLB.com scoreboards