El Paso outfielder Jeff Francoeur continues to wait for his call to San Diego. Mandatory Credit: craveonline.com
For the second straight night, a Padres’ starting pitcher, who started his career in the Friars minor league system, earned a win. Last night Jesse Hahn earned his third victory of his young career and continues to be a bright spot on the Padres’ pitching staff. Hahn arrived to the Padres during the off-season trade with Tampa Bay that sent Logan Forsythe to the Rays. Let’s take a look on the farm as each team in action won their game.
The El Paso Chihuahuas defeated the Omaha Storm Chasers 8-5.
The Chihuahuas scored 5 runs in the top of the ninth to earn their 37th win of the season. The five runs were capped off with a 2-run home run by Jeff Francoeur, his 15th of the season. Chihuahuas’ SS Tyler Greene also had a great night at the plate. Greene went 2-for-5 with 2 doubles and 3 RBI. Greene is now slashing .315/.366/.437 on the season. Greene could be one of the players to benefit if the Padres were to have a fire sale.
The Chihuahuas have the night off before returning home to face the Tacoma Rainiers.
Tonight the San Antonio Missions return to action after the Double-A All-Star break. Top prospect C Austin Hedges started the game, but was held hitless in 2 chances. Rymer Liriano started the game in center field and batting lead-off. Liriano went 1-for-3 with a run scored and showcased his speed with a stolen base. Lastly, 2B Casey McElroy walked in his one plate appearance. On the pitching side, Luis De La Cruz struck out the one batter he faced. All-in-all, the Missions were represented well at the All-Star game.
The Lake Elsinore Storm defeated the Inland Empire 66ers 2-1.
Storm DH Corey Adamson led the team going 2-for-4 on the night with 1 RBI while stealing his 10th base of the season. While 1B Duanel Jones had the other RBI, going 1-for-3. Bryan Rodriguez earned his 3rd win of the season pitching 5 shutout innings allowing 1 hit and 1 walk while striking out 2. Tayron Guerrero pitched a perfect ninth inning to earn his first save of the season.
The Fort Wayne TinCaps defeated the Dayton Dragons 10-9.
Despite committing 4 errors the TinCaps were able to score 10 runs off of 18 hits. Dustin Peterson led the way going 4-for-6 with a double, RBI, and scored 2-runs. 1B Jake Bauers also had a great night at the plate. He led the team with 3 RBI going 3-for-4 and capping it all off with a solo home run in the ninth inning.
Class-A Short Season
The Eugene Emeralds defeated the Tri-City Dust Devils 8-7.
First-Round pick, Trea Turner went 1-for-4 with a walk in the leadoff spot. He has struggled as of late, going 1-for-12 in his last 3 games. Emerald 3B Chase Jensen made his debut last night going 2-for-3 with a 3-run home run in the 6th inning. Many of the Emerald players have been able to showcase their talents; however, they will need to continue to improve their consistency as they progress through the ranks.
Rookie: Dominican Summer League
The DSL Padres defeated the DSL Reds 9-4.
Padres 2B Manuel Vizcaino had a strong night at the plate going 3-for-4 with a walk, run scored, and an RBI. Vizcaino’s season average is now at .333. Carlos Sosa also had 3 hits on the night going 3-for-6 with 4 RBI, a double, and a home run.
Tonight the DSL Padres take on the DSL Reds and as of the publishing of this article neither team has named a starter. First pitch is at 10:30 am ET.
Rookie: Arizona Fall League
The AZL Padres had last night of but return to the diamond tonight as they face the AZL Mariners. As of the publishing of this article neither team has named a starter. First pitch is at 10:00 pm ET.
Keep the Faith.