It was a full slate of minor league ball for the Padres affiliates on Saturday, and they performed pretty well. They ended the day 5-2, with stellar performances from Joe Ross, Benji Gonzalez and Carlos Belen.
The El Paso Chihuahuas topped to the Fresno Grizzles 8-7.
It was a walk off win for the Chihuahuas last night with some familiar faces leading the way. The face most fresh in Padre fans faces would be Jake Goebbert, who was sent down to make room for Yonder Alonso. Goebbert went 3 for 4 and was a homer shy of the cycle and scored the winning run. Jedd Gyorko also contributed a pair of RBI while Everth Cabrera went 2 for 4 with a stolen base.
The San Antonio Missions lost to the Frisco Rough Riders 2-1.
Yesterday, Joe Ross made his second appearance with the Missions and his first start and did nothing but impress. In seven innings of work he allowed just 1 run on 6 hits while striking out 8. Unfortunately, his team couldn’t put any runs on the board while he was out there. The Missions one and only run came on a wild pitch in the 8th inning. Only Yeison Asencio had a memorable night at the dish notching 3 hits.
The Lake Elsinore Storm defeated the Bakersfield Blaze 3-1.
Rafael De Paula would only allow 1 hit in his 6 dominant innings of work. Unfortunately, the one hit was a home run, but it wouldn’t deter the team at all as they put up enough support to get De Paula the win. That support came exclusively from the 3 and 4 holes in the lineup in the form of Benji Gonzalez and Gabriel Quintana who combined to go 3 for 6 while driving in all 3 runs.
The Fort Wayne TinCaps defeated the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 8-4.
In a shocking turn of events Trea Turner had yet another big night. The Padres top pick went 3 for 4 while picking up a pair of RBI. Franmil Reyes put up the exact same line as well except he one of his 3 hits was a home run.
It wasn’t only offense that was at work either, Jeffrey Enloe had a a heck of start too. He went 6 innings allowing only a run on 6 hits.
Single-A Short Season
The Eugene Emeralds defeated the Tri-City Dust Devils 5-2.
The Emeralds offense was paced by 3 homers last night. Franchy Cordero, Yale Rosen and Jose Carlos Urena were the ones who did the honors, but you can’t win off homers alone. Michael Kelly did his part on the mound going 5 innings allowing 2 runs (1 earned) on 5 hits while striking out 7.
Tonight the Emeralds will kick off a series against Ethan Miller (3-1, 5.22 ERA) and the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes. The Emeralds are yet to name a starter. First pitch is at 5:01 PDT.
Rookie: Dominican Summer League
The DSL Padres were beaten by the DSL Twins 11-4.
The DSL Padres’ offense consisted primarily of a Dayon Olmo bases clearing triple and a RBI single by Westhers Magdaleno. Aside from that nothing much else went on. On the mound only Jean Garcia had a good night allowing only a single hit in his 2 innings of relief.
Today the DSL Padres will get an off day, but will back in action on Monday against the DSL Orioles.
Rookie: Arizona League
The AZL Padres topped the AZL Rangers 14-9.
With 7 multi-hit games there’s plenty of kudos to go around for every member of the offense, but I’ll have to focus on the 2 biggest contributors to avoid writing a novel. Jordan Paurobeck, the Padres lead off hitter notched 3 hits and 3 RBI to along with them and he scored a run. Carlos Belen looked like Carlos Beltran in his prime with a 3 hit night and adding on 5 RBI and 3 runs scored.
The Padres will get a chance to beat up on the Rangers again today. No starters have been announced yet. First pitch is at 7:00 PDT.