While the baseball world will be transfixed on Minnesota for the next few days, there’s still quality minor league baseball being played. Unfortunately for the Padres, most of their teams were on the losing end of those games with their affiliates going 1-4.
The San Antonio Missions were defeated by the Frisco Rough Riders 3-2 in extras.
The Missions rallied to force extras in the 9th, but they failed to do anything in the 10th, 11th or 12th innings before being put away in the 13th in a heart breaker. Hunter Renfroe made his return to the team after his trip to Minnesota for the Futures Game. The long flights didn’t seem to affect him much as he was able to drive in 1 of the team’s 2 runs. The whole pitching was impressive last night allowing just the 3 runs in 13 innings while striking out 7 and surrendering only 9 hits between 6 pitchers.
Today James Needy (6-3, 2.53 ERA), who hasn’t allowed more than 2 runs while going 5+ innings in his last 9 starts, will take on the Rough Riders and Alex Claudio (1-1, 2.40 ERA). First pitch is at 9:05 A.M. PDT.
The Lake Elsinore Storm were defeated by the High Desert Mavericks 7-2.
It was a struggle for the Storm last night. Starter Joe Ross was chased from the game in the third inning after giving up a pair of early runs and the bullpen provided little relief. One reliever who did perform was Nick Vincent whose currently on a rehab assignment. He tossed a perfect inning including a strikeout. On offense Alberth Martinez was the star with the only multi hit night on the Storm and one of the two RBI. The other RBI came on a homer off the bat of Dane Phillips.
Today the Storm will enjoy an off day, but will be back on Wednesday to face off with the Bakersfield Blaze.
The Fort Wayne TinCaps blew out the South Bend Silver Hawks 11-6.
For the TinCaps it was one of those nights where everything seemed to right for the offense. There were 6 players with multi hit games, one being recently promoted Trea Turner who seems to hit wherever he goes. The real big performances were had by Fernando Perez and Josh VanMeter who each had 3 hits and RBI.
Today the TinCaps will get the day off, but they return on Wednesday to face the Quad Cities River Bandits.
Single-A Short Season
The Eugene Emeralds were defeated by the Vancouver Canadians 9-2.
There are very few positives to look back on from last night’s game for the Emeralds. Marcus Davis and Nick Torres tried to carry the offense combining to go 5 for 10 with a RBI for the 3 and 4 holes. Normally that isn’t bad, but when all 5 hits are singles and the rest of the team only has 3 hits it usually doesn’t bode well.
Today Max Beatty (1-1, 1.80 ERA) and the Emeralds will continue the series against the Canadians who have yet to name a starter. First pitch is at 7:05 PDT.
Rookie: Dominican Summer League
The DSL Padres were defeated by the DSL Twins 7-1.
It was another tough loss for the DSL Padres who have fallen to 9-29 on the season. Franklyn Vargas did all the damage to the Padres yesterday and he’s a member of the team. Vargas gave up 6 runs in just 1/3 of an inning for the Padres putting the game out of reach in just the 6th inning. There were no standouts on offense with just 4 hits, all singles, but Ramon Reyes‘ 5 inning 1 run start that featured 7 strikeouts was something positive to take out of the game.
Today the Padres will get to face the Orioles, but the starters have not been named at this point. First pitch is at 7:00 A.M. PDT.
Keep the Faith.