Jun 24, 2013; Omaha, NE, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs right fielder Hunter Renfroe (34) throws to first base to get UCLA Bruins right fielder Eric Filia (not pictured) out at first base during the fourth inning in game 1 of the College World Series finals at TD Ameritrade Park. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports
Only three of the Padres’ four minor league teams were action yesterday,and they combined for a record of 2-1.
The El Paso Chihuahuas defeated the Sacramento River Cats 3-2.
Jason Lane, the converted left fielder, pitched 7 innings allowing only 1 run while lower his ERA to 4.05. Lane is continuing to hold his own on the mound as he tries to remake the Big Show as a pitcher. Lane played in the big leagues from 2002-11. He is most remembered for being the starting left fielder for the 2005 Houston Astros World Series team.
On the offensive side of the ball, Jeff Francoeur went 2-for-4 with 2 RBI raising his average up to .255 on the season. Francoeur is also trying to recapture lightening in the bottle since this 2012, his last season as a starter for Kansas City.
Tonight Chihuahuas start Matt Wisler (0-2, 12.71 ERA) looks to regain his form. He has struggled since his promotion to Triple-A. He will face the Sacramento River Cats who as of the publishing of this article have yet to name a starter. First pitch is at 3:05 pm ET.
The San Antonio Missions resume play after having Tuesday off; they will send Odrisamer Despaigne (0-0, 3.00 ERA) to face Sam Selman (2-3, 3.90 ERA) and the Northwest Arkansas Naturals. First pitch is at 8:05 pm ET.
The Lake Elsinore Storm defeated the High Desert Mavericks 4-2.
Lake Elsinore’s Bryce Morrow pitched 5 innings allowing 2 runs while striking out 4 while getting a no-decision. Matthey Shepard replaced Morrow pitching to innings of relief earning his second victory of the season. Trevor Gott pitched a 1-2-3 9th innings to earn his 12th save on the season.
The Storm’s left fielder Jeremy Baltz went 2-for-3 with 2 RBI, 1 run, and 1 walk to lead the offensive charge. Hunter Renfroe went 1-for-4 with an RBI double. Renfroe has a slash line of .261/.343/.489 in his first season at Single-A.
Both teams return to the diamond tonight to the second of a 3-game series. The Storm send Bryan Rodriquez (0-3, 2.54 ERA) to the mound to face the Mavericks, who as of the publishing of this article have yet to name a starter. First pitch is at 9:05 am ET.
The Fort Wayne TinCaps lost to the Lake County Captains 7-6.
Fort Wayne starter Coby Cowgill lasted only 2 2/3rd innings after allowing e runs on 7 hits and 3 walks. Down 6-2 in the sixth inning the TinCaps’ offense scored 3 runs to close the gap to 1 run; they would later tie it in the 8th off an Adolfo Reina single to right field scoring Franmil Reyes. However, the Lake County Captains would earn the win on a walk-off a Clasudio Bautista single to leftfield.
Today Fort Wayne faces Lake County starter Robbie Aviles (0-1, 1.23 ERA). As of the publishing of this article Fort Wayne has yet to name a starter. First pitch is at 11:00 am ET.
Keep the Faith.