Tucson Padres had the day off heading into the All-Star break. They resume play Thursday.
San Antonio Missions 4 Frisco RoughRiders 2
Key Statistics: 1B Johan Limonta 3-3, BB, 2R; 3B Jake Blackwood 3-4, 2B, RBI; RHP Keyvius Sampson 6IP, 1H, 2ER, 7K, 1BB
Keyvius Sampson had a hiccup at the start of Sunday’s game, giving up a walk and homer. But then he got on a roll and shut down the final 17 hitters he faced, finishing the game with only the one hit and two runs allowed. The Floridian struck out four of the last five hitters he faced, getting the last on his 79th pitch of the day. Over his last seven appearances, the 22-year-old righty has a 1.67 ERA with 45 strikeouts against only 10 walks. That’s how you rebound from a rough start to the year. … With Reymond Fuentes and Yeison Asencio going a combined 0-for-4 in the Futures Game in New York, Johan Limonta and Jake Blackwood carried the offense, collecting six of the club’s 12 hits and scoring three of the four runs. … Tommy Medica had a triple before scoring the first Missions run of the game. Since returning from the disabled list, seven of his nine hits have gone for extra bases.
For further reading on the San Antonio Missions, see the San Antonio Express-News
Lake Elsinore Storm 14 San Jose Giants 9
Key Statistics: 1B A.J. Kirby-Jones 3-5, 2 2B, 3RBI; SS Jace Peterson 3-4, SB(30) 3R, 2RBI; LF Jeremy Baltz 3-5, 2B; LHP Frank Garces 5IP, 2H, 2R, 3K, 2BB
Prospect Watch: Jace Peterson got untracked Sunday, collecting three hits and a walk. After snapping an 0-for-20 streak on Saturday, the three hit performance lifted his July average to .140. … While the bullpen’s struggles mask it when you look at the final score, Frank Garces had a solid showing Sunday. The lefty yielded only two hits over five innings. However, with temperatures hovering near 100 and a pitch count at 94, he wasn’t able to go any further. He has yielded only three hits in his last two starts.
Ft. Wayne TinCaps 1 Beloit Snappers 0
Key Statistics: LF Luis Domoromo 2-3, 2B, RBI; RHP Joe Ross 6IP, 3H, 0R, 5K, 2BB
Prospect Watch: Joe Ross came in on a run of three awful starts. But the big righty from Oakland got the ball down in the zone more effectively on Sunday, and delivered an impressive show-me-what-you’ve-got performance. Ross went six scoreless innings, giving up only three hits, and struck out five.
For further reading on the TinCaps, see the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette
Everett Aquasox 5 Eugene Emeralds 4
Key Statistics: 2B Michael Bass 3-4, 2RBI 2SB; CF Ronnie Richardson 2-5, 2B, SB; RHP Bryan Verbitsky 5IP, 4H, 1R, 8K, 2BB
Prospect Watch: Bryan Verbitsky continues to show that his stuff is more than enough to get guys out in the Northwest League. The third-round pick out of Hofstra only surrendered one run over five innings, striking out eight more. In 26 professional innings, he has 30 whiffs and allowed just 18 hits. The two walks he surrendered matched his low a professional, giving a clear hint at what he’ll need to work on to move up. … Michael Bass, a 27th round pick, and one of two Padres selections out of UNC Wilmington, went 3-for-4 with a pair of RBIs and two stolen bases.
AZL Padres had Sunday off
For the box scores of all the games please go to the MiLB.com scoreboards