The Padres’ minor league teams had a few shake ups. OF Jake Goebbert was called up from Triple-A to The Big Show. He didn’t make it into the game, but is still looking to make his major league debut. While in Double-A, Hunter Renfroe hit his first home run since being promoted from Single-A. There is a lot of promise in the Padres’ minor league system. Let’s hope that translates to the major league level. Now for a look down on the farm.
The El Paso Chihuahuas lost to the Iowa Cubs 6-2.
El Paso catcher Adam Moore went 1-for-4 with a solo home run. He now owns a .312/.374/.478 slash line on the season. Jason Lane earned another quality start on the season. He pitched 6 innings allowing 3 runs on 4 hits and 2 walks while striking out 5. He continues to work towards a permanent pitching spot on the Padres’ 25-man roster.
Tonight the Chihuahuas send Donn Roach (0-0, 0.71 ERA) to the hill as he looks to pitch his way back to the majors. The Iowa Cubs will send Kyle Hendricks (7-5, 3.78 ERA) to face the Chihuahuas. First pitch is at 7:05 pm CT.
The San Antonio Missions lost to the Midland RockHounds 4-1.
The Missions’ lone run came off of OF Renfroe’s solo home run. His first at the Double-A level. He continues to show why the Padres made him their first round pick of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft.
The Lake Elsinore Storm lost to the Lancaster JetHawks 13-7.
This was the Storm’s first game since returning from the All-Star break. Lake Elsinore’s 3B Gabriel Quintana went 4-for-5 on the night, with 2 doubles and 3 RBI, to raise his season average to .263. While Storm 1B Duanel Jones joined in on the offense action, he went 1-for-4 with 2 RBI.
The Fort Wayne TinCaps lost to the West Michigan WhiteCaps 15-4.
TinCaps’ catcher Ryan Miller had the best night offensively. Miller went 1-for-4 with a 2-run home run, his sixth of the season. TinCaps’ starter Erik Cabrera had a horrible start, lasting only 3 1/3 innings. Cabrera allowed 6 runs (5 earned), on 7 hits, and 1 home run.
The TinCaps have tonight off before playing a double header tomorrow against West Michigan.
Class A: Short Season
The Eugene Emeralds defeated the Boise Hawks 8-7.
Emeralds’ DH Trea Turner, the Padres first round pick of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft, went 3-for-5 with a double and 2 run scored. Turner has started his professional career off on a good foot. Turner owns a .417/.563/.500 slash line through his first 3 games. He has also stolen 4 bases in that 3-game span. Let’s hope the Padres have finally not squandered their first round pick. Turner has a long road ahead of him before he is playing in the majors, but so far so good.
Tonight, the Emeralds face Erick Leal (1-0, 0.00) of the Boise Hawks. The Emeralds as of the publishing of this article have yet to name a starter. First pitch is at 7:05 pm PDT.
Rookie: Dominican Summer League
The DSL Padres defeated the DSL Twins 8-7.
The DSL Padres scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth to secure their 4th win of the season. The winning run was scored on a Derwin Pomare single to right field, scoring Luis Asuncion. The young DSL Padres’ roster is still struggling through some growing pains, while committing 3 errors in the ball game last night.
Today the DSL Padres face the DSL Twins, which as of the publishing of this article neither team has named a starter. First pitch is at 7:30 am PDT.
Lastly, tonight is the beginning of the Arizona League. The AZL Padres will face the AZL Rangers. This is an exciting time to watch the up-and-coming prospects, especially since the San Diego Padres doing so poorly. Hopefully the future is brighter than the current 25-man roster. If not, it may be another decade before we make it back to the playoffs.
Keep the Faith