Prospect Watch: Tucson swept a double-header in Las Vegas and now sits three games ahead in the Southern Division standings. Tyson Ross made his first start for Tucson, working five scoreless innings. The club sent him out earlier in the week to stretch out from his bullpen work and get a few at-bats in. The righty tossed 62 pitches over five scoreless innings, recording as many strikeouts as hits allowed. … In the nightcap, Robbie Erlin needed 89 pitches to get through four innings. On the upside, the lefty struck out seven without a walk, but he yielded nine hits and a pair of earned runs. He has required almost 18 pitches per inning in Triple-A this year.
For further reading on the Tucson Padres, see the Arizona Daily Star
Midland Rock Hounds 8 San Antonio Missions 1
Eddie Bonine's knuckle ball wasn't working Friday night, making it a long night for the 32-year-old righty. Bonine, who missed most of June on the DL, was torched for 13 hits in seven innings, ultimately giving up all eight Rock Hounds runs. At three different levels in the Padres and Diamondbacks organizations this year, Bonine has a 7.36 ERA with 20 walks against only 16 strikeouts. … Yeison Asencio and Reymond Fuentes will head into the Futures Game on a roll. Asencio has hit in nine straight games and went 3-for-4 with a double on Friday. After inexplicably drawing three walks on Thursday, he has a .452 on-base percentage during his streak. Fuentes has hit in each of the seven games he's started since coming off the DL. Both will travel to New York on Saturday.
For further reading on the San Antonio Missions, see the San Antonio Express-News
Bakersfield Blaze 2 Lake Elsinore Storm 0
Prospect Watch: After a torrid June, shortstop Jace Peterson has been mired in a brutal slump in July. Peterson went 0-for-3 on Friday and now has only two hits in 35 at-bats this month. He continues to post solid strikeout and walk rates – he has six of each in 11 contests – but has not been able to get the ball to fall in. He's fallen back to a .280/.351/.427 line for the year. … With his double, Kyle Gaedele extended his hitting streak to 12 games. It was the only Storm extra-base hit on the night.
Ft. Wayne TinCaps 8 Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 6 in 13
Prospect Watch: It took the TinCaps four hours and 13 innings to claim victory Friday night, pushing the go-ahead run on a bases-loaded walk of all things. Every player in the lineup either scored or drove in a run. … Dane Phillips had three more hits, including another double, in five at-bats. The left-handed hitter has a .396/.464/.542 line in since the All-Star break. He continues to struggle defensively, with all three stolen base attempts succeeding. On the year, he has caught only 11 of 95 runners and he has seven passed balls.
For further reading on the TinCaps, see the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette
Eugene Emeralds 8 Everett Aquasox 0
Prospect Watch: First round pick Hunter Renfroe's second night as a pro went just as well as the first. The Mississippi State Bulldog went 2-for-3 with a walk. He has reached base six times in his first two games. … Lefty Erik Schoenrock has shown flashes of why the club maxed out his 11th-round signing bonus. Friday, the lefty out of Memphis had his second stellar outing in three tries, giving up only one hit and a walk in six innings. With seven strikeouts, he now has 28 in 29.1 pro innings. …Ronnie Richardson's strong July continued as he blasted his second homer of the week. He has a .364/.588/.606 line for the month.
AZL Brewers 5 AZL Padres 3 in 11 innings
Prospect Watch: The Padres took Griffin Russell in the 28th round last year, another of a large collection of young, raw high school arms they focused on late in the draft. Griffin, who just turned 19 this spring, has the ability to get lots of swings-and-misses, but can lose the zone completely. The lefty was on Friday, striking out seven over four scoreless innings, without a walk. He has whiffed 14 over his last eight innings. …High profile seventh-rounder Jake Bauers has had a rough go of it in his professional debut, but the 17-year-old first baseman had a pair of doubles in five trips to the plate Friday.
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