Last night the Padres used the enormous bat of Rymer Liriano and his Giancarlo Stanton-esque monster home run to take the third and final game of a three game sweep at home against the ailing Rockies, 5-3.
And to top it all off, the San Diego Padres have the best record in the National League since the All Star break. The best part of that statement is that it’s true. A huge amount of credit should go to the former prospects who have since developed into impact players on the roster. Players like Tommy Medica, Jesse Hahn, and if last night’s game was any indication, Rymer Liriano, have the potential to be the key ingredients in building a successful ball club. Jake Goebbert got his much deserved call up for the second time this season after hitting fourteen home runs and batting .296 in Triple A.
The Padres’ minor league affiliates made it a day of losing, going 1-for-7 for their efforts.
You know what? It’s not about the team records. It’s about the prospects, and the prospects keep racking up stats.
One prospect to keep an eye on is the brand-new Chihuahua, Yeison Asencio. He’s is a career .292 hitter in his five seasons in the minors, hitting .284 with ten home runs this season with San Antonio. Asencio was recently called up to El Paso with the promotion of Rymer Liriano and has gone 5-for-6 with a double and a home run.
One thing is certain. The Padres are trending up, and they are doing so because of the bats (and arms) of their prospects.