It was not a great night for San Diego Padres affiliates going 1-4 on the day. San Antonio picked up the only win and it took them 12 innings to do so. The San Antonio bats came alive on Sunday and top prospects such as Rymer Liriano, Cory Spangenberg, and Hunter Renfroe each had multi-hit games.
The Fresno Grizzlies defeated the El Paso Chihuahuas 6-0.
El Paso starting pitcher Donn Roach (L, 2-3) was not sharp allowing six hits through six innings, but was not helped out by his defense who committed two errors, making only one of four runs he gave up earned. The Chihuahua’s offense was nothing to be proud of either only collecting four hits. Center fielder Reymond Fuentes and left fielder Jonathan Galvez both went 1-4. Newly acquired second baseman Taylor Lindsey committed both errors for El Paso. Fresno starter Chris Heston (W, 8-5) pitched a gem for the Grizzlies going seven and two thirds innings, allowing no runs on four hits, striking out six. Veteran shortstop Nick Noonan was the ringleader of the Fresno offense going 3-4, and third baseman Chris Dominguez had two hits, one of which was his 10th homer of the year.
The San Antonio Missions defeated the Midland Rock Hounds 6-5 in 12 innings.
The bats came alive for San Antonio on Sunday night collecting 14 hits as a team. Second baseman Cory Spangenberg went 2-5 with a triple, and right fielder Yeison Ascenio went 3-6 with two RBI. Last year’s first round pick Hunter Renfroe continues to pick up the pace in Double-A, going 2-6 with a double and a RBI, and is now batting .236. James Needy who has been one of the hottest pitchers in the Padres system got the start, but was not sharp in this outing allowing five runs through six innings while also walking six. John Hussey (W, 4-5) picked up the win in relief after pitching two scoreless innings to close out the game. Marcus Walden was credited with his second blown save of the year for Midland allowing one unearned runs through two and two thirds innings, and Ryan Doolittle (L, 3-3) picked up the loss in relief.
Jesse Hahn will get the start for the Missions on Monday after being optioned to the minors last week, and will face Jordan Jankowski (3-3, 3.53) of the Corpus Christi Hooks. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 PM CT.
The San Jose Giants defeated the Lake Elsinore Storm 8-2.
It was rough outing for storm reliever Nick Mutz (L, 0-1) who allowed six runs in just two innings of work. The Storm collected eight hits on the night but it only amounted to two runs, two of those hits came from newly acquired shortstop Jose Rondon. First baseman Duanel Jones went 0-4 but had the only RBI of the night for Lake Elsinore. Matt Lujan (W, 4-1) got the start for San Jose and was outstanding going seven innings, allowing only two runs, one earned, while striking out four. Lake Elsinore second baseman Benji Gonzalez had a nice game going 2-3, and raising his average to .307. San Jose third baseman Mitch Delfino and designated hitter Brian Ragira combined to go 3-7 with five RBI, and Ragira launched his 11th homer of the year.
The Giants and Storm will continue their series on Monday, and the Storm will send out Bryan Rodriguez (5-5, 3.93) against Joe Biagini (6-6, 4.57) for the Giants. First pitch is scheduled for 7:00 PM PT.
The Fort Wayne Tin Caps defeated the Cedar Rapids Kernels 2-0.
Trea Turner went 1-4 with a double, and scored a run to put his average at .414 since joining Fort Wayne. The Tin Caps were backed by great pitching from starter Jeffery Enloe (W, 2-3) who threw five and a third innings of scoreless baseball, striking out one on four hits. The great start from Enloe was coupled by scoreless relief appearances from Eric Yardley, and Ryan Butler, who collected his 2nd save on the season. It was a quiet day for the Tin Cap offense, third baseman Fernando Perez and left fielder Henry Charles were responsible for the two runs, but neither had a hit on the day. Slugging first baseman Jake Bauers was 0-3 but did score a run. Ryan Eades (L, 5-11) pitched well for the Kernels going six innings allowing two runs, but continues to struggle this year with an ERA over six.
The Tin Caps continue their series against the Kernels tomorrow but have not named a starter for the game, while the Kernels will send out Chih-Wei Hu (1-0, 3.00). First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 PM ET.
The Hillsboro Hops defeated the Eugene Emeralds 3-2.
The Emeralds combined to use six pitchers on Sunday, Adrian De Horta got the start and pitched two no-hit scoreless innings, but Brian Verbitsky (L,0-2) allowed the go ahead run in the top of the 9th. The Hops on the other hand relied on starter Ryan Doran, who pitched seven innings, allowing two runs, none earned, striking out two. Kyle Anderson (W, 1-1) would pick up the win in relief though, and Zac Curtis collected his 10th save. It was a pretty quiet night for the Emeralds offense, the team collected eight hits, but no player had more than one. Alex Dickerson served as a designated hitter in his rehab assignment, but went 0-3. First baseman Marcus Davis went 1-3 with a double, the only extra base hit for Eugene.
The Dominican Summer League Padres were off on Sunday, but will resume play tomorrow against the D-Backs.