Prospect Watch: On a day when 30 mph winds were gusting out to center, the Chihuahuas set a franchise record for home runs in a game with four. Cameron Maybin nearly doubled the number of hits he had gotten over his previous eight games. While Maybin's home run and three hits were great, he also drew his first walk in 35 plate appearances. The more he hits the sooner he will be back with the Padres… Ruben Mejia came up from Lake Elsinore to make an emergency start. He managed one out and allowed seven runs. His AAA ERA is now at a stellar 189.00 .
For further reading on the El Paso Chihuahuas, see the El Paso Times.
Missions 0 – Frisco RoughRiders 6
Prospect Watch: Making his first start of the year Jesse Hahn did not fare as well as he did in his previous outings. Similar to Cashner, Hahn did not pitch bad, but considering he hadn't allowed a run over his first 7.2 innings, it was a bit of a letdown. Hahn threw a lot of pitches over his three innings, and because of that was not allowed to go out for innings four or five… Should be noted that while Liriano has only ever played centerfield and right before his injury the Padres are keeping him in left for now in an attempt to not reinjure the arm with a long throw.
Storm 2 – Stockton Ports 6
Prospect Watch: Welcome to the Cal League Bryan Verbitsky. Despite never throwing a pitch in the MidWest League, Verbitsky found himself on the mound in Stockton. Verbitsky came off the DL and had issues finding home plate. Verbitsky allowed nine runners in only 3.1 innings, but two of the three hits were home runs. If it wasn't for some great pitching to get out of the inning it could have been much worse. The Padres really like his stuff, but he did walk 38 in only 49 innings last year, so six walks in 3.1 innings, is more of the norm than most would like to see.
For further reading on the Storm please see the Southwest Riverside News Network.
TinCaps 8 – Great Lakes Loons 11
Prospect Watch: It has been a rough start for the fiftieth overall pick Dustin Peterson. To be fair most of the TinCap infield has started off slowly, but Peterson was the highest draft pick and thus the most pressure. He has "developing power," meaning he doesn't have a ton of power now, but as he ages and gets stronger those numbers should increase. With that in mind Peterson hit his first minor league homerun in his 54th professional game. Should also be noted that Peterson is hitting .364/.417/.636 against southpaws.
For further reading on the TinCaps, see the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette.
For the box scores of all the games please go to the MiLB.com scoreboards.