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It was a mixed bag of results for the Padres’ group of farm teams on Saturday, as they organization finished up with a combined record of 2-3. Most eyes were turned towards the ongoing MLB First Year Player Draft, and it won’t be long before several of the names called, will be the newest additions to the Padres’ farm system. Let’s review how each of the team’s did last night in today’s Padres’ Minor League Roundup for June 7th!
The El Paso Chihuahuas lost to the Reno Aces by a score of 6-4.
The Pups were never in control of this one, falling behind early, tying the score mid-way through, and then falling behind and eventually losing. Top prospect Matt Wisler was less than stellar, allowing 4 earned runs in only 5 1/3 innings pitched, walking 3, striking out 4, and allowing a home run.
Jeff Francoeur and Travis Buck continue to make their bid to return to the big leagues with the Friars, as each had a home run, Buck drove in 3, and Frenchy drove in 1. Two other Pups had a pair of hits as well, as Tyler Greene and Jonathan Galvez joined the hit parade.
The two teams are back at it today, as Odrisamer Despaigne (1-1, 5.40) looks to improve from a bumpy initiation into Triple-A baseball, as the Aces counter with Andrew Chafin (1-1, 4.60). First pitch is slated for 3:05 p.m. CT.
The San Antonio Missions fell to the Corpus Christi Hooks in 13 innings, 3-2.
James Needy tossed 5 innings of 2-run ball, striking out 2 on 5 hits, and the bullpen went 7 innings, allowing only one run, but it was the game winner in extras, as the Missions dropped a heartbreaker.
Austin Hedges led the way for San Antonio, going 2-for-5, with a home run and a run driven in. Robert Kral also had a pair of knocks in the loss for San Antonio.
The teams resume action today, and as of this writing, San Antonio had yet to announce a scheduled starter. Corpus Christi will send Thomas Shirley (5-2, 1.51) to the mound to face down the Missions. First pitch is scheduled for 6:10 p.m. CT
The Lake Elsinore Storm beat the Inland Empire 66ers by the final of 9-4.
It wasn’t a great start by Storm pitcher Zach Eflin, but it was good enough for the Storm to rack up enough runs for the victory Saturday night. Eflin went 6 innings, allowing 4 earned runs, on 4 hits, striking out 2 and walking 3. Reliever Brandon Alger came on, tossed two innings, and secured the win for Lake Elsinore.
Jeremy Baltz paced the Storm lineup, finishing with a 2-for-3 night including a triple, a pair of walks, and three runs driven in. Duanel Jones also went 2-for-4, and had a home run.
Inland Empire will send Tyler DeLoach (3-2, 4.42) to the mound on Sunday, as Lake Elsinore counters with Colin Rea (5-4, 3.60). The game is slated for a 1:05 p.m. PDT afternoon start.
The Fort Wayne TinCaps went on the road and defeated the Bowling Green Hot Rods 10-6.
It definitely wasn’t a pitcher’s battle, as Fort Wayne starter Kyle Lloyd gave up 5 earned runs in 5 1/3 innings of work. Fortunately, Bowling Green’s pitchers were worse yet, allowing 10 runs (8 earned) so the TinCaps could take the win.
Jake Bauers paced the ‘Caps, with 3 hits, while Ronnie Richardson, Ryan Miller, and Luis Tejada each had 2 hits apiece. Tejada led the team with 2 runs driven in Saturday night.
Fort Wayne will send Payton Baskette (1-2, 4.47) to the bump on Sunday, while Bowling Green will counter with Ryne Stanek (2-2, 2.63). First pitch is set to be at 2:05 p.m. CT.
Dominican Summer League
The DSL Padres took down the DSL Twins by a score of 11-5.
Joel Linares picked up his first win of the summer season, going 5 strong innings, and not allowing an earned run, while scattering 5 hits, and striking out 8. The bullpen was a mixed bag, allowing 4 runs in the contest.
Carlos Sosa led the offensive attach with a pair of hits, a home run, two runs scored, and three driven in. Three others also had 2 hits each to help out in the win.
The DSL Padres have Sunday off and will return to action on Monday.