Padres Minor League Roundup for July 19th


May 28, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; San Diego Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko (9) hits a single during the fifth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

It was a rough day for the Padres affiliates winning one game yesterday, but Jedd Gyorko, Yonder Alonso and Joe Wieland were strong in their rehab games. Trea Turner and Marcus Davis continued their red hot seasons. Here is the minor league roundup for Saturday.

Triple- A

The El Paso Chihuahuas were defeated by the the Fresno Grizzlies 7-4.

Box Score

After 3 great innings from Billy Buckner the wheels fell off the wagon. He would only last 1 1/3 more innings allowing 5 runs which would end up giving him the loss. On offense, Jeff Francoeur led the way with a pair of hits and an RBI. Also Jedd Gyorko, whose on rehab assignment,  went 1 for 4 with a run scored. Taylor Lindsay made his debut with the Padres organization in a pinch hit appearance.

Today the Chihuahuas will send Donn Roach (2-2, 4.91 ERA) to face the Grizzlies and Chris Heston (7-5, 4.05 ERA). First pitch is at 6:05 PDT.


The San Antonio Missions were beaten by the Midland Rockhounds 6-3.

Box Score

It was tough loss for the Missions last night as it sent them under .500 on the year. Leonel Campos struggled in this start lasting just 3 innings and surrendering 3 runs. Jason Hagerty and Rymer Liriano were the big bats on offense. They each had a pair of hits while Hagerty drove in a pair of runs and Liriano notched just 1 RBI.

The Missions will send James Needy (7-3, 2.56 ERA) to the mound today to face Sean Murphy (4-0, 2.97 ERA) and the Rockhounds. First pitch is at 4:00 PDT.

Single-A Advanced

The Lake Elsinore Storm were defeated by the San Jose Giants 4-3.

Box Score

The Storm were able to rally in the 9th to send last night’s game into extras, but they were unable to close the deal. Coby Cowgill had a strong outing on the mound allowing 3 runs over 6 innings of work. On offense Jeremy Baltz contributed a sac fly and a game tying home run in the 9th. Dane Phillips provided the only other run with an RBI single.

The Storm will  continue their series against the Giants today. The Giants will send out Matt Lujan (3-3, 5.44 ERA) while the Storm will start Matthew Sheppard (5-1, 5.18 ERA) to oppose him. First pitch is at 5:00 PDT.

Single-A Low

The Fort Wayne TinCaps were defeated by the Cedar Rapids Kernels 4-3.

Box Score

Despite only allowing 4 hits, Kyle Llyod would allow 4 runs and be saddled with the loss. Jorge Guzman did give him a lift out of the pen tossing 2 2/3 innings of scoreless ball while allowing just 1 hit and lowering his season ERA to 1.08. Trea Turner continued his out stretch on offense. He went 1 for 3 with a RBI and a stolen base, but it would drop his batting average with the TinCaps to a meager .440. Nick Schulz and Jake Bauers would also add big contributions on offense with a pair of home runs.

Today, the TinCaps will try to bounce back when they face Ryan Eades (5-10, 6.67 ERA) and the Kernels. The TinCaps are yet to name their starter. First pitch is at 12:05 PDT.

Single-A Short Season

The Eugene Emeralds lost to the Hillsboro Hops 3-2.

Box Score

Logan Jernigan had to work through some control problems, but with all things considered, he turned in a solid outing allowing 2 runs (1 earned) on 2 hits in 5 innings with 7 strikeouts.

On offense, Franchy Cordero and Marcus Davis’ stood out last night. Each had a pair of hits while Davis contributed an RBI as well. Davis is now hitting. 357 this season in 33 games.

Tonight the Emeralds will face the Hop’s Ryan Doran (2-3, 3.09 ERA) and the Emeralds will counter with Adrian De Horta (1-2, 4.50 ERA). First pitch is at 5:01 PDT.

Rookie: Arizona League

Box Score

The AZL Padres topped the AZL Reds 4-1.

It was a rare win for the AZL Padres last night, but they were helped by a couple of big leaguers. Yonder Alonso went 1 for 3 with a homer while Joe Wieland tossed a scoreless inning in his rehab assignment.

The Padres will get an off day today, but will return to action on Monday to face the AZL Brewers.