Padres’ Minor League Roundup for May 22

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Tommy Medica-Mandatory Credit: Zimbio.com.

All four of the Padres’ minor league affiliates were in action last night with a combined record of 2-2. Here’s your roundup for May 22nd!

Triple-A

The El Paso Chihuahuas lost to the Sacramento River Cats 10-8.

El Paso’s Juan Pablo Oramas had a rough outing. He fell to 3-3 after allowing 8 runs on 10 hits and 1 walk, lasting only 3 2/3 innings. Oramas’ season has been of the Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde-fashion. He will need to develop much more consistently before the Padres will promote him to the big leagues.

The Chihuahuas offense did all it could to help overcome Oramas’ poor start. Tommy Medica, who has struggled at he Triple-A level after spending the first few weeks of the season on the Padres’ roster, went 3-for-4 with a home run, a double, and 3 RBI on the night.

Tonight El Paso will begin their next series against the Tacoma Rainers and their starter Erasmo Ramirez (0-2, 5.51 ERA). As of the publishing of this article the Chihuhuas have yet to name their starter. First pitch is at 10:05 pm ET.

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Double-A

The San Antonio Missions defeated the Northwest Arkansas Naturals 2-1.

The Missions’ pitcher, James Needy, led the charge, pitching 7 innings of 1-run ball. Needy lowered his ERA to 3.15 wile striking out 4 on the night. San Antonio’s Raymond Fuentes led the game off with his 2nd home run of the year. The Naturals would tie the game in the bottom of the first on a sacrifice fly.

The Missions would take the lead in the top of the fourth off a Brian Bixler RBI single. The Padres’ top prospect Austin Hedges went 1-for-4 on the night with a double.

The Missions will resume their series against the Naturals tonight. San Antonio sends Josh Geer (1-5, 3.31 ERA) to the mound to face off against the Naturals’ Jason Adams (0-4, 5-53 ERA). First pitch is at 5:05 pm PT.

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Single-A Advanced

The Lake Elsinore Storm defeated the High Desert Mavericks 9-7.

Lake Elsinore’s Joe Ross pitched a quality start while lasting 6 innings, allowing 5 runs (3 earned)  on 6 hits and 3 walks. He improved to 5-2 on the season as he looks to follow in his older brothers’ footsteps. Ross’ older brother is San Diego Padres’ pitcher Tyson Ross.

The Storm’s Corey Adamson and Luis Domoromo both went 3-for-4 at the plate last night. Adamson had a double while Domoromo had a 2-run home run to add to his double. Hunter Renfroe went 2-for-4 with 3 RBI, improving his batting average .266 on the season.

Tonight’s game will feature Lake Elsinore’s Zach Eflin (4-2, 3.44 ERA) against Tom Windle (4-2, 4.40 ERA). First pitch is at 7:05 pm PT.

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Single-A Low

The Fort Wayne TinCaps defeated the Lansing Lugnuts 3-1.

Fort Wayne’s Adiria De Horta pitched 4 2/3 innings, allowing 1 run (o earned) on 3 hits and 5 walks while striking out 2. Unfortunately, the TinCaps did not give him enough run support to factor in the decision. TinCaps’ left fielder Luis Tejada went 3-for-4 with 2 RBI and a double.

Tonight’s game will feature Fort Wayne’s Erik Cabrera (0-3, 3.65 ERA) against Lansing’s Matt Dermody (0-3, 3.65 ERA). First pitch is at 4:05 pm PT.

Box Score

Keep the Faith.

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