May 18, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; San Diego Padres starting pitcher Donn Roach (39) throws in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
The Padres minor league affiliates went 3-2 on Friday. Long-time Padres Josh Geer had a stellar night for the Missions picking up his 3rd win of the season, while Trea Turner remained hot in Low-A with the Emeralds.
The Iowa Cubs defeated the El Paso Chihuahuas 8-3.
Donn Roach who has been solid for El Paso since his demotion from the Padres, was hit hard Thursday night. Roach allowed six ER on eight hits, while only going five innings, taking his first loss in El Paso this season. Kris Bryant was surprisingly quiet last night going 0-4, after torching the Chihuahuas on Thursday night. Fellow top prospect SS Javiar Baez had a stellar game going 3-4 knocking in four runs (42). Tyler Greene had a decent game for El Paso at the dish going 2-4 with two RBI’s, but it was all for not. Kyle Hendricks picked up the win (8-5) for the Cubs, going 7.2 IP allowing one earned run, collecting six K’s .
The Chihuahuas travel to Omaha on Saturday night where Billy Bucker (4-3, 4.84) will take the hill against Ryan Verdugo (4-1, 2.52).
The San Antonio Missions defeated the Midland RockHounds 3-2.
Reymond Fuentes had a stellar game for the Missions going 3-4, raising his average to .300, while also stealing his 10th base of the year. Other than that it was all Josh Geer for San Antonio Friday night, going seven strong to collect his 3rd win of the season. Geer allowed one earned on five hits, while striking out six. Hunter Renfroe went 0-3 after launching his first Texas League home run on Friday night. Nate Long took the loss for the RockHounds (7-3), he had a good outing going six innings, only allowing two earned, but was not good enough to best Geer on this night.
On Saturday night the Missions will trot out Leonol Campos (0-2, 3.22) to face off against Chris Jensen of the RockHounds (4-6, 4.02). First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 PM CT.
The Lancaster JetHawks defeated the Lake Elsinore Storm 3-2.
The Storm’s bats were quiet on Friday night only collecting two hits. Two of those hits came from RF Jeremy Baltz who also had an RBI on the game. Mallex Smith snagged his first stolen base with the Storm but went 0-2 on the game. Zach Efflin took the loss for the Storm (5-4), and was able to scatter nine hits throughout five innings only allowing two earned runs. Josh Hader improved to 7-0 for Lancaster and held Lake Elsinore quiet through six, only letting up three hits, and one earned run. Top prospect Carlos Correa belted his 6th home run of the season for Lancaster, knocking in his 52nd run of the season.
On Saturday Lancaster will send out Chris Devenski ( 4-5, 4.15), against an unnamed starter for the Storm. First pitch is set for 6:05 PM PT.
The Tin Caps were not in action Friday night, but will take on the West Michigan Michigan White Caps today, where Ronald Herrera (5-4, 3.25) will get the nod for Fort Wayne.
The Eugene Emeralds defeated the Boise Hawks 9-5.
Trea Turner piled on another hit Friday night, after beginning his professional career with a bang, going 1-5 with a double, and putting his average at .353. Marcus Davis and Trae Santos carried the load for the Emeralds though, combining to drive in seven runs, while each added a home run. Walker Lockett got off to a rough start for Eugene only going 1.1 innings, walking six batters and allowing three earned. Michael Kelly did a fantastic job in relief though going 4.2 innings striking out four, only allowing one hit en route to his first win of the season. Erick Leal took the loss for the Hawks (1-1) going three innings allowing five earned on eight hits.
The DSL Padres defeated the DSL Twins 5-4.
The Padres were bailed out by the Twins on Friday night who only allowed three earned runs, but thanks to two errors, the Padres were able to tack on two more. Carlos Sosa had a good night for the Padres going 2-5 and driving in a run. Seven different pitchers saw action for the Padres on Friday, Erik De Los Santos (1-0) got the win in relief, and Jose Savinon got his first save of the season. The DSL Padres will play the DSL Twins on Saturday.