Padres Minor League Roundup for July 5th

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It was a full day of minor league baseball yesterday with all seven Padres’ affiliates in action yesterday. Unfortunately the teams’ success was limited going 2-5 in their games. As in everyday there are some stand out performers and yesterday’s were Bryce Morrow, Gabriel Quintana and Jhonathan Carrillo.

Triple- A

The El Paso Chihuahuas (43-47) were defeated by the the Salt Lake Bees (36-54) 5-3.

Box Score

The late rally was not enough for the Chihuahuas to take down the Bees last night. Juan Pablo Oramas, who has struggled all season, was beaten up yet again. All five Bees runs came under his watch, which lasted just 4 2/3 innings to raise his ERA to 5.95. The Chihuahua hitters had an alright night with six of them notching a base hit. Unfortunately, only one had more than 1 hit, and that was Cody Decker who also added a home run.

Today the Chihuahuas will send Jason Lane (5-6, 4.47 ERA) to face the Bees and Anthony Lerew (1-4, 6.80 ERA). First pitch is at 12:05 PDT.

Double-A

The San Antonio Missions (46-40) were beaten by the Springfield Cardinals (40-46) 2-1.

Box Score

Bryce Morrow was a tough luck loser once again in a tight ballgame. Morrow made his 5th start in Double A last night and allowed just 2 runs (1 earned) in 7 innings to low his ERA to 1.41. Unfortunately the offense could not get anything started. The team mustered just 6 hits, but 2 of them came off the bat of Cory Spangenburg in his return to the Missions after a 3 month absence. The Padres are hopeful that the former 10th overall pick will finally round-out into the player that they thought he would when they drafted him.

The Missions will get another shot at the Cardinals tomorrow and face Sam Gaviglio  (3-9, 5.36 ERA). No starter has been named for the Missions as of the writing of this article. First pitch is at 4:05 PDT.

Single-A Advanced

Box Score

The Lake Elsinore Storm (50-36) defeated the High Desert Mavericks (42-44) 12-4.

It was a 23 hit attack for the Storm offense last night. Even after the delay to start the game it appeared as if the Mavericks weren’t ready to play. You know your team has played well when everyone gets a hit, but when everyone except for one guy has multiple hits you’ve had an unbelievable day. Even Duanel Jones, who only played half the game, and his replacement, Luis Domoromo, each had a pir of hits and each went deep. Speaking of home runs Gabriel Quintana also homered as part of his 4 hit night.

The Storm will hope to continue their hot hitting tomorrow against the Mavericks who are yet to name a starter. They’ll send Zach Eflin (6-5, 4.00 ERA) to oppose whomever the Mavericks choose to start. First pitch is at 5:05 PDT.

Single-A Low

The Fort Wayne TinCaps (35-50) were defeated by the West Michigan Whitecaps (51-35) 8-4.

Box Score

The TinCaps are in a bad place right now. Yesterday was their 8th consecutive loss and 6th loss of 4 runs or more in this stretch. Aldolfo Reina’s 2 run homer was the only moment that the TinCaps are going to want to remember. For every bit as bad as the hitting was, the pitching was worse. Cody Hebner started the game with three solid innings, but Erik Cabrera and Justin Livengood continued their season long struggles allowing 7 runs in 3 innings. The TinCap pitching also allowed 4 home runs all to guys who weren’t much of power threats. The quartet of home run hitters for the Whitecaps had a combined 7 homer runs on the year coming into the game.

Today the TinCaps will try to snap their losing streak by sending Kyle Llyod  (2-3, 4.72 ERA) to the mound to face Jonathon Maciel (4-3, 3.07 ERA) and the Whitecaps. First pitch is at 10:05 A.M. PDT.

Single-A Short Season

Box Score

The Eugene Emeralds (11-12) were beaten by the Boise Hawks (11-12) 15-3.

It was a sloppy night all around for the Eugene Emeralds. It was marred by poor hitting, woeful pitching and terrible defense. If you don’t excel at any of the 3 areas of the game you’ll never win. It wasn’t all bad for the team though as Chase Jensen swung a hot bat with a pair of doubles and homer to go along with 2 RBI. The guy batting directly below him, though, was not quite as good. Franchy Cordero might struggle to sleep tonight after his 0 for 3 night in which he committed 3 errors.

Tonight the Emeralds will have 15th round pick Logan Jernigan (0-0, 0.00 ERA) make his third start of the year to face the Hawk’s Ben Wells (0-2, 5.54 ERA). First pitch is at 6:15 pm PDT.

Rookie: Dominican Summer League

The DSL Padres (9-22) beat the DSL Reds (15-16) 5-1.

Box Score

Jhonathan Carrillo paced the DSL Padres to a win over the DSL Reds yesterday with 6 shutout an no hit ball along with 7 punch outs. It was truly a spectacular performance for the 20 year old lefty, making just his 4th start in professional baseball. On the offensive side the whole team clicked, but Dayon Olmo stood out from the rest. He went 2 for 4 with a triple and a pair of RBI.

The Padres are off today, but will get to take on the Reds once more on Monday.

Rookie: Arizona League

Box Score

The AZL Padres (2-10) were defeated by the AZL A’s (5-8) 13-1.

Most players in Rookie ball are getting their first taste of professional baseball. It’s the beginning of the realization of a lifelong dream, but there’s some trials and tribulations they must go through to reach their ultimate goal. Last night was one of those for the AZL Padres. They were absolutely dominated yesterday on both sides of the ball. Daniel Bravo was the only player who was able to have a night he wouldn’t be embarrassed to write home about.  The second baseman went 3 for 5, but he did commit an error.

The Padres will hope to avoid another embarrasment tomorrow at the hands of the A’s. No starters have been named. First pitch is at 7:00 PDT.

Keep the Faith.

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