salt lake beads 9, Chihuahua 4
Key stats: RHP CF Jose Azocar, 2-for-3, 2B, SB. RF Taylor Coleway, 1/3, R, RBI, BB. SS Ray-Patrick Dider, 3-for-4, 2B, R, RBI. RHP Matt Waldron (L, 2-8) 4.1 IP, 6 H, 6 R (5 ER), 3 BB, 4 K; RHP Moises Lugo 1.2 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K
Prospect Watch: It was a tough night for El Paso’s pitching staff as they faced an eight-man Salt Lake lineup with major-league serve times.that’s all Moises Lugo, allowed inheritance runs on runs on Sackfly, but otherwise limited damage and kept beads off the scoreboard. After entering spring training as a dark horse candidate to pitch in the big leagues this year, Lugo has also had growth woes in Triple-A. The 24-year-old posted a 6.03 ERA in 31.1 innings pitched at El Paso. He struck out 42 hitters while walking 25. … Jose Azocar The 27-year-old center fielder enjoyed a two-hit night, including a double and a stolen base, trying to come back from July when he had a .595 OPS in 81 at-bats. Since joining Chihuahua in June, Azokar has posted .889 OPS against left-handed pitchers and .644 against right-handed pitchers. … taylor colway He scored a run with a single, scored a run, and walked the ball to score an RBI in two consecutive games. The 29-year-old outfielder is back in El Paso after making his major league debut in July. It was an immeasurably impressive step in the journey for the 21st round pick in 2016. He had 3 hits, including a double, and 1 RBI. scored, ray patrick didder It became the driving force of the batting lineup from the ninth place in the ranking. Didder, 28, has batted .191/.309/.340 in 47 at-bats for El Paso since his promotion from San Antonio.
mission 8Northwest Arkansas Naturals 4
Key stats: RHP Adam Mazur, 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K; RHP Lake Bashar (H, 7), 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K; 1B Jackson-Merrill, 5 Number of hits 2, 2B, R, 2 RBI. C Brandon Valenzuela, 1 vs 2, 2 BB, 3 R, SB. 3B Marcos Castañon, 3-for-5, RBI
Prospect Watch: He improved his form with 26 strikes out of 38 balls and his first start at double-A level. After being appointed exclusively as a relief in San Antonio, Adam Mazur He returned to the rotation for the first time in a month. He tried to strike out the side on his first inning double, but it took 28 pitches to do so, limiting his start to two innings. Mazur struck out a total of four hitters in 9.2 innings for the Missions, while the 22-year-old right-hander had 15 strikeouts and a 4.66 ERA on just two walks. He… 2 scoreless innings, 4 strikeouts, Lake Bashar After completely losing 2020 and 2021 to the pandemic and injuries, and spending 2022 recovering and getting back to where he was before, he has once again demonstrated form that has attracted attention. The 2016 fifth-round pitcher is now 2-0 with a 3.35 ERA and 42 strikeouts in 37.2 innings. …the box score is right, Thursday’s first baseman is none other Jackson Merrill, hitting doubles and doubles, demonstrating the pop expected of a corner infielder. Merrill has been used mostly as a shortstop in games, but the Padres are adding versatility to the 2021 first-round pick game, including playing first and second base in infield practice and picking up fly balls in the outfield. I am giving They’re starting to see Merrill eventually join a shortstop-filled MLB roster. … Brandon Valenzuela At bat, he recorded 1 hit in 2 at bats and scored in all 3 times on base, including a home stolen base. The 22-year-old catcher has eight career stolen bases, two of which he has stolen in 23 games since being promoted to the Missions. … Marcos Castañon He continued his impressive double-A debut with three hits. The 24-year-old infielder has batted .299/.377/.403 in 67 at-bats since being promoted from Fort Wayne.
tin cap 10Great Lakes Abbey 0
Key stats: RHP Edwin Bencomo (W, 3-1), 5 IP, 3 H, 1 BB, 4 K; RHP Ethan Lutzan (H, 3), 3 IP, 2 H, 6 K; 3B Graham Polley, 4 at-bats 2 hits, HR(11), 2R, 3 RBI. 1B Carlos Ruiz, 2/4, 2B. C Colton Bender, 3-for-4, 2B 2, RBI
Prospect Watch: The Tincaps had a big win after a great pitching and a great night at bat. Edwin Bencomo He won the game with five scoreless innings. The 24-year-old right-hander had four strikeouts and one walk in his 12th appearance (his second start) for the Tincaps, splitting the season between Fort Wayne and Double-A San Antonio. A changeup artist’s longest appearance since 2019 was huge for a still-thin roster. … Ethan Lauzern I took six strikeouts in three inning shutouts of relief. The St. Johns product is 2-2 with a 4.79 ERA and 42 strikeouts in 47 innings this year. … Graham Polley Recorded his 11th home run since joining the Tincaps, lining up with all-time home runs in college. Pauley, who opened the season with 4 homers in 230 at Lake Elsinore, has exploded since coming to Fort Wayne, batting .600 in his first 30 games. … colton bender The 24-year-old catcher had a .211/.360/.368 slashline in July, batting .429 with a 1.214 OPS in his first seven at-bats through a strong start to August. …Carlos Ruiz He hit a single and a double, and he also got two hits. The 23-year-old infielder is batting .252/.333/.374 in 238 at-bats in 2023 with Fort Wayne after completing the 2022 season with the Tincaps.
Modest nuts 1, Storm 0
Key stats: RHP Henry Baez (6-3), 7.2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K; CF Samuel Zabala, 2-for-4, 2B. LF Tyler Robertson, 1 in 4, C Oswaldo Linares, 1 in 3
Prospect Watch: In a pitching game in Stanislaus County, Henry Baez I was very unlucky. Baez, who pitched in the 8th inning, was thrown 93 pitches with 2 runners and 2 deaths, and the next batter suffered a consecutive run with a hit by a pitch and a wild pitch. The 20-year-old right-hander is a staple of Lake Elsinore’s rotation, going 6-3 in 16 starts, going 77.1 innings with 79 strikeouts and a 3.49 ERA. …his only two hits on a scoreless night at bat were: Samuel Zavala, Also recorded the only long hit of the storm. Zavala, 19, batted .272 with 12 homers, 60 RBIs and a .869 OPS at Lake Elsinore. The outfielder was particularly successful in July, batting .316/.481/.618 in 76 at-bats in the month. …in singles, Tyler Robertson He extended his hitting streak to 4 games and recovered from the slump of 1 hit in 24 at bats. A 2022 14th-round pick from Louisiana Lafayette, the athletic outfielder is batting .280/.379/.434 in 175 at-bats in his second season with the Storm. … Oswald Linares Calmly enjoying a solid season on the stormy plate. After Thursday’s single, the 20-year-old catcher has a .842 OPS in 137 at-bats this year, including a .314/.435/.414 slashline since returning to Lake Elsinore in June. is also included.
ACL Angels 13, ACL Padres 11
Key stats: LHP Luis Gutierrez, 5 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 3 K; LF Homer Busch Jr., 4-2, 2 R, RBI, BB, 2B Jared Dale, 4-1, SB, RF Juan Murillo, 3-1, HR (3), R, 4 RBI, BB. PH-DH Eddie Beltre, 1-1, R, 2 RBI
Prospect Watch: I don’t watch five games in the Arizona Complex League every day, Luis Gutierrez He threw five frames for the second year in a row. The 20-year-old southpaw stole 33 batters in 32.1 innings in his third professional season, his second in the desert after spending the second half of 2022 domestically. Gutierrez went on base with two outs in the first inning, and was in good form until the sixth inning, but he gave up a run after being hit by a two-run double. … this year’s 4th round contender Homer Bush Jr. From the leadoff position, he continued to stir things up, going 2-for-4, running a base, scoring a run, and even walking. The Grand Canyon University graduate has a .387 batting average, a 1.158 OPS and seven stolen bases in 31 at-bats in his first nine professional games. …in terms of rehabilitation, Jared Dale Participated as a second baseman and recorded 1 hit in 4 at bats and a stolen base. The Australian native spent most of 2022 at Fort Wayne, but has played just five games for his national team in the World Baseball Classic since suffering an injury. The 22-year-old has played nearly every position for the Diamonds, but in 2022 he will start 107 games at shortstop. So far in his rehab duties, he has started one game at third base and four at second base. …The Padres took an 8-5 lead in the bottom of the fourth thanks to a grand slam from the plate. Juan Murillo. 902 OPS in 110 at-bats and .844 OPS in 104 at-bats in the desert in 2022, the 20-year-old set the outfielder for eventual promotion to Lake Elsinore. …in his first at-bat since injuring his leg in early June, Eddie Beltre Connected with a 2-run double. The 19-year-old outfielder has five hits in 14 at-bats and seven strikeouts in limited activity.