Padres’ Minor League Roundup for May 27-Jeff Francoeur Has Big Night


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All four of the Padres’ affiliates were in action last night. The Padres’ most recent international signee, Cuban Odrisamer Despaigne made his first Triple-A appearance since signing with the Padres back on May 2nd. He spent his previous time since signing at Double-A San Antonio.


Box Score

The El Paso Chihuahuas lost to the Las Vegas 51s 8-5.

Odrisamer Despaigne started his first Triple-A game for the Chihuahuas. He has only made two starts in Double-A pitching 7 2/3 innings with a 1.17 ERA holding opponents to a .154 average while striking out 12. His debut for El Paso did not go as well. He allowed 4 runs in 4 innings off 5 hits and 5 walks while striking out 4. His lack of control could be due to the pressure of the promotion.

Offensively, the Chihuahuas were led by Alex Castellanos who went 3-for-4 with a double and 1 RBI while Jeff Francoeur also went 3-for-4 adding a triple and 2 RBI.

Today’s game will feature Chihuahua starter Juan Pablo Oramas (3-3, 6.09 ERA) against the 51s’ Logan Verrett (2-2, 4.37 ERA). First pitch is at 1:05 pm ET.


Box Score

The San Antonio Missions defeated the Northwest Arkansas Naturals 3-2.

With the score tied 1-1 in the bottom of the fourth Mission DH Robert Kral hit a 2-run home run to put the Missions in the lead for good. That is Kral first home run on the season and his 6th and 7th RBI.

San Antonio starter James Needy improved to 3-3 on the season after pitching 6 strong innings allow 1 run on 6 hits with no walks while striking out 6 to lower his ERA to 2.93 on the season.

Tonight’s game will feature Mission starter Josh Geer (2-5, 2.97 ERA) against the Natural’s Jason Adam (0-5, 6.41 ERA). First pitch is at 8:05 pm ET.

Single-A Advanced

Box Score

The Lake Elsinore Storm lost to the Lancaster JetHawks 7-0.

The Storms’ offense was completely missing during last night’s game. The lone bright spot was Gabriel Quintana who went 2-for-3 on the night raising his average to .253 on the season. Alberth Martinez, Jeremy Baltz, and Benji Gonzalez each added one hit to bring Lake Elsinore’s hit total to 5 on the night.

Lake Elsinore starter Joe Ross fell to 5-3 pitching 6 1/3 innings allowing 5 runs (3 earned) on 5 hits and 1 walk while striking out 5.

Tonight’s game will feature Storm starter Zach Eflin (5-2, 3.23 ERA) against the JetHawks who as of the publishing of this article have yet to name a starter. First pitch is at 9:05 pm ET.

Single-A Low

Box Score

The Fort Wayne TinCaps defeated the Dayton Dragons 5-4.

Franmil Reyes and Henry Charles led Fort Wayne’s offensive charge. Franmil went 2-for-4 with 2 RBI and a home run while Charles also went 2-for-4 with 2 RBI and a double. TinCaps starter Walker Weickel pitched will enough to win lasting 6 innings allowing 3 runs on 4 hits and 3 walks while striking out 4. However, Nick Mutz blew his 4th save of the season. It was Charles walk-off RBI double that reclaimed the lead and win for the TinCaps.

In tonight’s game Fort Wayne will face-off against the Bowling Green Hot Rods. Jaime Schultz (1-0, 0.00 ERA) will pitch for Bowling Green against Fort Wayne who as of the publishing of this article has yet to name a starter. First pitch is at 8:05 pm ET.

Keep the Faith.