Although the second half of the Major League Baseball season does not resume until Friday, the Triple-A All-Star game took place Wednesday night with one of the Padres’ future prospects making a contribution for the Pacific League team.
In the Triple-A All-Star game, the International League All-Stars defeated the Pacific Leaguers 7-3 in Durham, North Carolina. Buffalo Bisons’ Liam Hendriks was named the International Leagues top star striking out four in two shutout innings of work. Hendriks added, “I’m giving it all I’ve got getting back up there. I just got ahead, a lot of first-pitch strikes and making them uncomfortable.”
Durham Bulls Wilson Betemit and Syracuse Chiefs Jhonatan Solano each added two RBI singles in the second inning to help push International League team to an early 4-0 lead, and they never looked back as the Pacific League All-Stars could not mount a comeback.
The El Paso Chihuahuas’ lone representative infielder Jonathan Galvez did not start, but he entered the game in the bottom of sixth inning for third baseman Gabriel Noriega. Galvez did not disappoint in his appearance finishing the night 1 for 2 with an RBI. His lone hit came with with a two-out single in the ninth scoring Nick Franklin.
The Double-A Texas League All-Star game took place June 24 in North Little Rock, Arkansas and it saw the Northern Division defeat the Southerners 3-1. Springfield Cardinals’ catcher Cody Stanley highlighted the scoring blasting a two run home run in the fourth inning to propel the Northern team to the victory.
However, several Padres’ prospect took part in the game with catcher Austin Hedges starting behind the plate despite being hitless in his two at bats. Missions center fielder Rymer Lirano went 1-3 with a stolen base and scoring the lone Southerns’ run. Unfortunately, Johnny Barbato, James Needy, and Adys Portillo did not see action on the night.