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The Padres minor league affiliates had a strong showing, going 4-3 with only the Lake Elsinore Storm getting the day off. The day was highlighted by terrific performances by Brooks Conrad, Adam Buschini and Cody Overbeck.
The El Paso Chihuahuas (40-45) were defeated by the the Albuquerque Isotopes (38-46) 8-6.
It’s usually not a good thing to allow 5 runs in the final 3 innings of a ballgame, and it certainly wasn’t a good thing for the Chihuahuas. Jason Lane started the game allowing 4 runs (3 earned) in 6 2/3 innings. Then the bullpen fell apart and gave away the game. On the offensive side, Brooks Conrad had another great game. He got a pair of hits including his 18th home run of the season. If he keeps up this pace, we may see him in the big leagues before too long. Rocky Gale also had a big night racking up 3 RBI.
The San Antonio Missions (44-38) swept a double header against the Springfield Cardinals (39-43).
The Missions earned a couple wins in yesterday winning both halves of a double header. One game went a little long, while another was a little bit short.
In game one the Missions showed off the long ball going deep 4 times while giving up a pair as well. Rymer Liranio, Adam Buschini and Cody Overbeck did the honors for the Missions with Overbeck going deep twice including the game winner in the 10th. Buschini had a great night aside from the home run going 3-for-3 with 3 walks.
The second game showed a little less power, but the offense still shined. Adam Buschini was the star of the show again, going 2-for-4 with 2 RBI. Robert Kral also had a rare good day with a 3 RBI double to keep him over the Mendoza line. Bryce Morrow was sharp allowing 2 runs, on 5 hits, pitching 6 of the 7 innings. Although things got wild late, the team held on for a 6-3 win.
The Missions get today off after a full day yesterday. They’ll be back on Wednesday to face the Tulsa Drillers.
The Fort Wayne TinCaps (35-43) were defeated by the South Bend Silver Hawks (44-34) 10-3.
The rain wasn’t the only thing pouring on the TinCaps last night. The TinCap pitching couldn’t stop the rain or the Silver Hawk offense in their shortened game. Every pitcher gave up at least 2 runs with the exception of Jason Jester who faced just 2 batters in the 8th, walking one and allowing a hit to the other, before the game was called. There weren’t too many positives to glean from a game like this, but Dustin Peterson went deep and Nick Shulchz had a pair of doubles, so at least a could TinCaps we’ll sleep well tonight.
Today the TinCaps will send Kyle Llyod (2-2, 4.18 ERA) to the mound to face Dan Langfield (2-0, 2.81) and the Dayton Dragons as the 2 sides open up a new series. First pitch is at 4:10 PDT.
Single-A Short Season
The Eugene Emeralds (8-9) defeated the Spokane Indians (13-4) 5-1.
The Emeralds had a short night last night, getting to play only a 7 inning game for a makeup from the 13th. The team got off to a hot start right off the bat with a 3 run first keyed by a 2 run 2 out double by Chase Jensen and an RBI single by Trae Santos in the at bat prior. They’d add another pair in the second, and it’d be more than enough for starter Michael Kelly who allowed just 1 run on 4 hits in 6 innings. It was brilliant game on both sides of the ball for the Emeralds who, after a slow start, have been playing some really good ball lately.
The two teams will be back at it today with Thomas Dorminy (0-0, 1.29 ERA) going for the Emeralds and Reed Garret (1-0, 2.63 ERA) will oppose him. First pitch is at 7:05 PDT.
Rookie: Dominican Summer League
The DSL Padres (8-18) defeated the DSL White Sox (9-17) 7-6.
Despite their strong start the Padres would falter late and allow the White Sox to walk off on them. They scored 3 in the 1st and 2 in the 2nd to go up 5-0 thanks to Jaider Rocha‘s wildness and also a 2 run double by Ronaldo Contreras helped out as well. Jhonathan Carrillio did more than enough to earn himself the win. He allowed only 1 unearned run over 5 innings. It was the mix of the 5 different relievers that doomed the Padres.
Today the DSL Padres will take on the DSL Twins. No starters have been named yet. First pitch is at 7:30 AM PDT.
Rookie: Arizona League
The AZL Padres (2-7) lost to the AZL Angels (5-4) 6-1.
The AZL Padres had a pretty quite night at the plate. The one run they did score was a gift on an error. Michael Gettys was the lone bright spot going 3 for 4 with a double.
The AZL Padres get another shot at the Angels today. Starters are yet to be announced. First pitch is at 7:00 PDT.