Padres’ Minor League Roundup for May 3rd


September 21, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Diego Padres starting pitcher Casey Kelly (49) delivers a pitch during the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Padres’ minor league affiliates won 3 games on the 3rd. Here is a glance at how all four teams perform.

Box Score

The El Paso Chihuahuas (11-18) beat the Sacramento Wild Cats (15-14) with a final score of 8-5.

The game saw at least one of the teams score in each of the first seven innings. Jason Lane pitched 5.2 innings giving up 4 runs, three of them earned, marking this only his second start of the season in which he gave up more than 1 run. Kevin Quackenbush threw 22 pitches for a perfect 9th inning notching his 5th  save of the season.

The Chihuahuas scored seven out of the their 8 runs on home runs by Cody Decker (4), Jeff Francouer (4), and Adam Moore (2). Raymond Fuentes also stole his 5th base of the season.

The teams return to the field tomorrow for game 3 of the 4 game series at 1:05 CST. El Paso sends Branch Kloess (2-2) out against Zach Neal (2-1) of Sacramento.

Box Score

The San Antonio Missions (12-16) lost to the Corpus Cristi Hooks (15-14) with a final score of 4-1.

The Mission’s lone run was scored in the 5th inning which began with a Adam Buschini double. He advanced to 3rd and scored on back-to-back sacrifice flies by Brian Bixler and Rymer Liriano respectively.

The Hooks starter Luis Cruz improved his record to (3-2) while the Missions’ James Needy falls to (0-3) on the season.

Tomorrow Corpus Cristi send Kyle Smith (0-0, 0.00 ERA) against San Antonio, which as of this writing has not announced a starter.

Single-A Advanced
Box Score

The Lake Elsinore Storm (18-12) defeats the Inland Empire 66ers (12-18) with a final score of 5-4.

Diego Goris—who had three hits—lead the way going for the Missions. Goris batted in or scored 4 of the 5 Lake Elsinore runs. Luis Tejada added 3 hits raising his average to .333.

Casey Kelly took the hill for the first time since having Tommy John surgery 13 months ago. He pitched 3.2 innings giving up 6 hits, 2 runs with 5 strikeouts. Kelly tossed 102 pitches and is expected to have a lengthy rehab assignment before returning to San Diego

Tomorrow Lake Elsinore send Bryan Rodriguez (0-2, 2.57 ERA) against Inland Empire’s Nate Smith (4-2, 3.38 ERA).

Single-A Low
Box Score

The Fort Wayne TinCaps (12-16) defeats the South Bend Silver Hawks (16-13) with a final score of 8-4.

The TinCaps offense woke up in the second inning scoring 3 runs, then added 2 runs in the third, and 3 more in the fourth before their bats went silent. Jake Bauer, raised his slash line to .500/.556/.708. With only 3 strikeouts he has shown that he doesn’t get himself out very often either.

Adrian de Horta is still winless in 5 starts. He allowed 4 hits and 3 walks giving up only one run in 4.1 innings and lowering his ERA to 4.24 with 18 strikeouts on the season.

Tomorrow Lake Elsinore send Brian Verbitsky (0-0, 3.60 ERA) to face South Bend’s Adam Miller (1-0, 3.18 ERA).

Keep the Faith.