Las Vegas 51s 3 – Chihuahuas 6
Key Stats: RHP Andre Reinzo 5 IP, 2 H, 3 BB, 6 K; LF Jose Pirela 2-5, 2B; RF Nick Buss 3-4, 2 RS, RBI; SS Dusty Coleman 2-4, 2B, RS, RBI
Prospect Watch: RHP Rafael De Paula was just called up to El Paso and had a night to forget. After breezing through his first inning, he started his second inning with a hit by pitch and home run. His final line saw him allow three runs without escaping his second inning… RHP Phil Maton picked up his tenth save of the season striking out two in the ninth. Maton has now not allowed a run in over two weeks (6.1 inning, 11 strikeouts). Random fact of the night: Phil Maton was drafted in the 20th round in 2015. Since being drafted (81 games, 105 innings) Maton has allowed only four home runs and has never hit a batter.
Tulsa Drillers 5 – Missions 11
Key Statistics: RHP Brett Kennedy 5 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, BB, 7 K; 2B Luis Urias 2-5, 2B, 3 RS, 2 RBI, BB; LF Nick Torres 2-4, 3B, 2 RS, RBI, BB; RF Franmil Reyes 3-3, 2 HR (7), 6 RBI, 2 BB, SB (1)
Prospect Watch: Franmil Reyes had his best game as a Mission, and arguably his best game since being signed. Reyes launched a pair of home runs giving him seven on the year. That number is already just one shy of what he had in all of 2015 with the TinCaps (123 games). It was his first multi-home run game of the year. Oddly enough it was also his first multi-walk game of the year. His .827 OPS is nearly 100 points higher than his career average and hopefully a sign of the power finally starting to develop… RHP Brett Kennedy pitched really well to eight of the Tulsa batters. Unfortunately, .130 hitting Johan Mieses teed off on him twice for two long home runs. Outside of that hitter Kennedy allowed just two baserunners over five innings. He struggled with location at times, but was effectively wild, generating more than his average number of swing and misses.
No game for the Storm
TinCaps 9 – Bowling Green Hot Rods 12
Key Stats: RHP Adrian De Horta 3.2 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 4 BB, 4 K; RHP Austin Smith 2 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, K; CF Jack Suwinski 2-4, HR (3), 2 RS, 2 RBI, BB; DH GK Young 1-5, HR (4), 3 RBI; 1B Brad Zunica 2-4, RS, RBI
Prospect Watch: In two combined starts in San Antonio and Lake Elsinore, RHP Adrian De Horta allowed one run on five hits, two walks, and 13 strikeouts. In his first start in Fort Wayne De Horta had tougher results. It took him 84 pitches to fail to get out of the fourth inning (47 strikes, 37 balls). The velocity was there, but the movement was not creating the same swing and misses that it was in his previous starts this season. Hopefully, it does not continue as De Horta has always had an issue with control walking 126 batters in 208 innings… RHP Austin Smith pitched out of the pen for the first time this season. The results were similar to when he was a starter. He was falling behind batters, and was continuously missing up in the zone. He has the talent to be a top 30 prospect but continues to struggle to find the control… CF Jack Suwinski hit his first home run since May 2nd. While he has improved from April to May, most of it has been due to an increase in power. His OPS increased by 130 points even though his batting average only went from .193 to .223 and his OBP actually went down .336 to .330. However, he had only three extra-base hits in all of April compared to 10 in May.
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